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 Haydee Guadalupe Martinez Zavala

Haydee Guadalupe Martinez Zavala

Research student, School of Engineering


Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering - Cardiff University (2017-Present). - Project in Environmental Engineering at the School of Engineering (Centre for Research into Energy, Waste and the Environment in collaboration with the High-Value Manufacturing Research Group). - Conferences: Gregynog 2017, 2018, 2019; ECCRIA 2018 (European Conference on Fuel and Energy Research and its Applications); ICAE 2019 (International Conference on Applied Energy); ISEM 2020 (20th CIRP Conference on Electro Physical and Chemical Machining). - Sponsored by The Mexican National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) and The Secretariat of Energy in Mexico (SENER).

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering - The University of Nottingham (2014-2015). - Award: Distinction. First Class Honours (1st). - Projects in Sustainable Processes Design, Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, Carbon Capture and Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Industrial Microwave Processes Design, Air Pollution Control, Environmental Risk Assessment, Contaminated Land, Pharmaceutical Plant Design, Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO) Nanoparticle Production Plant Design for Metal-organic Frameworks. - Sponsored by The Mexican National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the Nuevo Leon Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer (I2T2).

Engineering Student Exchange Program - Technischen Universität Berlin (Germany, 2011). - Award: Distinction. First Class Honours (1st). 

B.S. Chemical Engineer with minor in Environmental and Processes Engineering - Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, ITESM (Tec de Monterrey) (2008 - 2011). - Outstanding Results in the Chemical Engineering Test for Bachelor's Degree (CENEVAL, 2011). - Second-class honours, upper-division (2:1).

Environmental Technologist - Universidad Tecnológica General Mariano Escobedo (2005 - 2007). - Award: Distinction. First Class Honours (1st). 

- Project Management - Project Management Institute (2021)
- Occupational Health and Safety - Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (2021)
- Green Impact Environmental Auditor - The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (2021)


Research interests

Work Experience

Cardiff University, UK (2018 – Present)
- Teaching assistant in the Engineering Applications module, Professional Studies and Construction module and
Environmental Impact Assessment.
- Laboratory demonstrator: Fluids Mechanics and Hydraulics laboratories.
- Reviewer at the Welsh School of Architecture for the third-year design unit on freshwater 2019-2020.
- Mentor of the MOOC ‘The Challenge of Global Water Security’ by Cardiff University in FutureLearn 2019.
- Teaching Assistant in the Alternative Energy and Combustion International Summer School 2018, hosted by the
School of Engineering.

Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico (2012 – 2017)
Lecturer and project manager of the virtual modules: ‘Climate Change and Energy Use’ and ‘Science, Technology
and Society’. Awarded as Best Teacher 2016.

- TERNIUM (Mexico, 2011): Optimization and development of new processes.
- Water Centre for Latin America & the Caribbean (Mexico, 2010-2011): Research assistant.
- PROLAMSA (Mexico, 2009): Supply chain management and optimization of water/wastewater treatment plants.
- ALS-INDEQUIM (Mexico, 2007): Laboratory technologist and chemical analyst in environmental analysis.

Volunteering & Awards
- Co-manager of Refill Cardiff in collaboration with independent and chain businesses, government, Higher-educational and research institutions (2021-Present).
- Cardiff University representative of the GW4 Water Security Alliance (UK) and The Global Water Futures - Young
Professionals group (Canada) partnership and organiser of the GW4 WSA PhD conference 2020, in collaboration
with University of Bristol, University of Bath and University of Exeter (2020).
- Equipment funding recipient, Cardiff University (2019).
- Images of Research awards, Cardiff University (2017-2019).
- STEM Ambassador in South Wales and the School of Engineering, Cardiff University (2018-Present).
- Treasurer/Secretary of the Latin-American Society, Cardiff University (2018-2020).
- Coordinator of the Cardiff University Latin American Research Symposium 2019.
- Collaboration in the European Conference on Fuel and Energy Research and its Applications (2018).
- Design Project Excellence award by The University of Nottingham (2015).
- Manager of the course “Summer in Europe” (Technischen Universität Berlin – ITESM, 2011 - 2014)
- Collaboration in the X and XII International Congress of Chemical Engineering (ITESM).
- Awarded “Best effort in Chemical Engineering 2009” and “New product development 2010” (ITESM).
- STEM Ambassador at the National Cumbres Park of Monterrey and the MARCO museum, México (2009-2011).


High Peak, Perishable Energy Recovery Systems