Edgar Virguez Rodriguez

Edgar Virguez Rodriguez

After graduating with high distinction from a Master in Science in Environmental Engineering, a Bachelor in Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor in Science in Environmental Engineering (double major) from Universidad de los Andes (Top Ranked Latin American University – 5th according to THE8th according to QS), I worked with several institutions (e.g., Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentWorld BankInter-American Development Bank) promoting the adoption of cleaner fuels in transport and industry throughout Latin America.

During my professional experience, I had lead life cycle assessment studies, performed cost-benefit analysis of the integration of new fuels to energy markets, developed risk assessments of exposure to air pollutants and designed mitigation strategies for environmental issues. By setting ambitious personal and professional goals, I had been able to develop transferable skills that allow me to compose oral and written communications, adapt to multicultural environments, administer academic processes and coordinate the execution of multiple tasks.

To obtain detailed information about the responsibilities and achievements in each of my previous jobs, I encourage you to access the following links:

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Wang, X., E. Virguez, J. Kern, L. Chen, Y. Mei, D. Patiño-Echeverri, and H. Wang. “Integrating wind, photovoltaic, and large hydropower during the reservoir refilling period.” Energy Conversion and Management 198 (October 15, 2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.111778.
Valenzuela, M. M., M. Espinosa, E. A. Virgüez, and E. Behrentz. “Uncertainty of greenhouse gas emission models: A case in Colombia's transport sector.” In Transportation Research Procedia, 25:4606–22, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2017.05.380.
Rodríguez, R. A., E. A. Virguez, P. A. Rodríguez, and E. Behrentz. “Influence of driving patterns on vehicle emissions: A case study for Latin American cities.” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 43 (March 1, 2016): 192–206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2015.12.008.
Amaya, R., A. Gutiérrez, A. Virgüez, and F. Muñoz. “Experience of the University of Los Andes, teaching process safety.” In 6th Ccps Latin American Conference on Process Safety 2014, Lacps 2014, 2:653–67, 2014.
Fischer, K., E. Virguez, M. Sánchez-Silva, and M. H. Faber. “On the assessment of marginal life saving costs for risk acceptance criteria.” Structural Safety 44 (September 1, 2013): 37–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2013.05.001.

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PhD program: Environment

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