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| Prof. Alex Godoy-Faúndez|
Universidad del Desarrollo
Centro de Investigación en Sustentabilidad y Gestión Estratégica de Recursos
Avenida Plaza 680, Las Condes
CL - 7760248 Santiago
|Main focus:||My research explores the governance of complex and evolving human-ecosystem systems to deliver simple and practical solutions to current sustainability problems like water scarcity and food, waste management, energy and environmental pollution. My main goal is to develop frameworks of analysis for understanding the causes and effects of current events to contribute to national sustainable development through better understanding and integration of local systems - characterized by its natural resources, climate, infrastructure needs engineering, social and political - for the service of decision making techniques to the public policy level, linking science, technology, society and education. Though the use of qualitative and quantitative methods are needed, I attempt to understand if and how a variety of governing programs (such as regulations and planning processes) plan for or adapt to changing social and ecological circumstances. My current work examines the governance of environmental challenges associated with changes in the use and management of ecosystem services.
• Sustainability Assessment of Public Policy;
• Sustainability Science applied to evolving human-environmental systems;
Environmental Planning, Strategic Resource Management and Policy
|Current activity:||I am a faculty member in the School of Engineering at Universidad del Desarrollo. Currently, I am Director of Sustainability Research Centre & Strategic Resource Management and Academic Director of Master's program in Sustainability Management. Right Now, I have been working in the relationships Engineering, Society and Sustainability. My main goal is to develop frameworks of analysis for understanding the causes and effects of current events to contribute to sustainable development through better understanding and integration of local systems - characterized by its natural resources, climate, infrastructure needs engineering, societal and political frameworks - for the service of decision making techniques to the public policy level, linking science, technology, society and education. If you want know our research, please visit my lab, iSustainabilityLab. My research explore the governance of complex and evolving human ecosystem systems to deliver simple and practical solutions to current sustainability problems like water scarcity and food security, waste management, energy and environmental pollution. Our goals lies in studying and promoting innovation in sustainable technologies to resolve current and future environmental problems by Sustainability-Oriented Innovations.
In 2006, I was recognized as one of the 100 young leaders by Center of Leadership Universidad Adolfo Ibañez. Awarded in Academic Excellence in The Second International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2006, US; Young Researcher Award at the 4th European Bioremediation Conference 2008, Greece and one of the winners in the “Innovation Challenge Week” and Prize "Innovation & Entrepreneurship 2008". In 2011, I was Visiting Scholar and Scholar in Residence 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Co-author, First Environmental Chilean Survey about "Environment and Climate Change: Attitudes and Perceptions” (2009-2011).
Furthermore, I am Research Associate to Water Research Center for Agriculture and Mining (WARCAM), awarded in Fifth National Competition for Research Centers in Priority Areas (FONDAP CRHIAM in spanish) of National Commission for Scientific & Technological Research (CONICYT); Head of Waste to Energy Research & Technology - Chile at WTERT Council and Research Associate at Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University. Today, I have been awarded as member of Global Young Academy which aims to empower and mobilize young scientists to address issues of particular importance to early career scientists and member of Knowledge-Action Networks at Future Earth, KAN are collaborative frameworks that facilitate highly integrative sustainability research.
Renergia, a brand new Waste-to-Energy (WtE) facility opened in Canton Lucerne, shows that Waste-to-Energy can provide reliable heat for industries.Category: Incineration / Waste-to-Energy plant
In Slovenia arises one of the largest and most modern waste treatment plants in Europe.Category: Recycling / MBT
The final unit of the incineration plant is one of the most important parts as it has the objective of cleaning the air pollutants produced.Category: Incineration
The biogas produced from the waste can be converted in a CHP to electrical and thermal energy or fed as processed bio-methane into the natural gas grid or used as fuel (CNG).Category: Recycling / Fermentation
The Bio-Dry™ system is a static, aerated and flexibly enclosed reactor for the biological drying of various solid waste matters containing some biodegradable contents.Category: Recycling / MBT