General Manager

Douglas Aitken, PhD

Doug is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with a Ph.D from The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. His areas of specialisation include sustainable bioenergy…

Administration and Finance Manager

Rodrigo Rivas

Rodrigo is a Business Administrator from Universidad Andres Bello, Chile with complementary courses on corporate finance and financial analysis from The European…

Project Coordinator

Claudia Scida, MSc

Claudia is a Political Scientist, from  Universidad Católica de Córdoba,with an MBA at School of Business Administration, Universidat Politécnica de Catalunya and a Master…

Deputy General Manager

Francisca Rivero, MSc

Francisca is a Social Worker from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, with a Master in Applied Sciences in Habitat and Development, from the Leuven Catholic University. She also has a Graduate Diploma in…

External Relations and Outreach Manager

Daniela Bonacic

Daniela is a Political Scientist, from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She has over 10 years of experience in Research Administration and academic international relations working at Universities …

Adjunct Researcher

Camilo Rodriguez, MSc

Camilo is an Engineer in Biochemistry, Microbial Genetics and Food Sciences from the Institut Nacional des Sciencies Appliquées (INSA Toulouse) in Francia and has a…

Postdoctoral Researcher

Yahaira Barrueto, PhD

Yahaira is a Civil Engineer in Mineral Processes from Universidad de Antofagasta, with a PhD in Mineral Process Engineering…

Human Resources Analyst

Daisy Negrete

Daisy has a Business Administration degree from Manpower Chile, with studies as a General Accountatn at Liceo Comercial Rigoberto…

Accounting Analyst

Daniel Álvarez

Daniel is a General Technical Accountant from DuocUC, with a focus on tax regulations. He has knowledge and experience in the management of operational and administrative…

Project Engineer

Daniela Gamboa

Daniela has a Bachelor’s in Forestry Sciences from Universidad de Chile. She has over 10 years of experience in consulting services focused on environmental …

Research Leader

David Rubinos, PhD

David is Pharmacist with a Ph.D from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, with posgraduate specialisation in the programme on quality of solis and water of the Institute…

Research Fellow

Felipe Saavedra, PhD

Felipe is a Biologist from Universidad de Concepción, has a Master’s in Environmental Management in Natural Resource Management from the School of Earth and…

Senior Researcher

Dennis Vega, PhD

Dennis is a Chemical Engineer, from Universidad Santiago de Chile with a PhD. in Mineral Processing, from the Imperial College London. He also has a Master in Waste Treatment, from the  University of Stuttgart.

Junior Research Engineer

Giovana Garcia

Giovana is a Civil Mining Engineer from Universidad de Concepción, degree obtained with maximum distinction. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Responsible…

Geospatial Analyst

Homero Márquez

Homero is an engineer in renewable natural resources and agronomy, both from Universidad de Chile, specialised in geomatics particularly in geographic information systems…

Research Assistant in Geology

Dilan Campos

Dilan has a degree in Geology from Universidad de Concepción. He has experience in the fields of Environmental Geochemistry and…

Junior Research Engineer

José Ojeda, MSc (c)

José is a Mining Engineer from Universidad de Chile, focused on mineral processing, energy efficiency and optimisation through process modelling and simulation…

Project Engineer

Laura Collao, MSc

Laura is a Forestry Engineer from Universidad de Chile and Master in Environmental Management and Administration candidate from…

Senior Researcher

Jacques Wiertz, PhD

Jacques is a Geologist Civil Engineer from the Université de Liège, Belgium, with a PhD – Doctorat en Sciences Appliquées from the same University. His main areas of expertise are…

Project Engineer

María Paz Valenzuela, MSc

María Paz is an agronomist with a Master’s in Soil and Water Management from Universidad de Chile, specialised in soil evaluation with agricultural and environmental aims. She has over…

Administrative Accountant

Mónica González

Mónica is a Public Accountant from Universidad Panamericana del Puerto, Venezuela. She did her theoretical-practical training as a business administrator at Fundamental

Social Researcher

Nigel Wight, PhD(c)

Nigel is an Economist, from the Queensland University of Technology and is a Ph.D (c) from the Sustainable Minerals Institute of The University of Queensland. He also has a Master…

Soil and Water Specialist

Pablo Bustos, MSc

Pablo is an agronomist with a Master’s in Soil and Water Management from Universidad de Chile, specialised in soil evaluation with agricultural and environmental aims, as well as the…

Researcher in Social Development

Lucía Neme

Lucía is an Architect from Universidad de Chile, with a Master in Urban and Regional Planning, from The University of Queensland. Her fields of expertise are mine closure, indigineous…

Risk Preventionist

Carmen Rojas, MSc

Carmen is an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria, with a Master in Occupational Risk Prevention, from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya…

Junior Researcher

Camila Cabrera

Camila is a Psychologist from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez with a Master’s in Social Psychology. Her main expertise is in the facilitation of dialogue processes, indigenous …

Junior Engineer Researcher

Victor Balboa

Victor is a Mining Civil Engineer, from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile. His areas of expertise are industrial research, data analysis…

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