Team

Research Assistant

Lisseth Casso-Hartmann

Colciencias Fellow

Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia

Lisseth's work focusses on the development of low-cost nanosensors based on carbon cuantum dots for screening mercury pollution in water sources of rural areas affected by illegal gold mining in South-West Colombia. Email: lisseth.casso@correounivalle.edu.co

Research Intern

David Ho

Ingénieurs du Monde Fellow

EPFL, Switzerland

David is working on the development of a monitoring system to map mercury contamination in water sources using a service-oriented architecture supported by biosensors. Email: david.hodac@epfl.ch

Research Intern

Jean-Baptiste Gilles

Ingénieurs du Monde Fellow

EPFL, Switzerland

Jean is working on the development of a portable low-cost spectrophotometric system for in-situ monitoring of mercury contamination in water sources of rural areas. Email: jean-baptiste.gilles@epfl.ch

Undergraduate Researcher 

Ingrid Muriel

Department of Agricultural Engineering 

Universidad del Valle

Ingrid is working on the participatory implementation of hydroponic systems by ethnic communities from rural areas affected by environmental pollution with pesticides and other agrochemicals. Email: ingrid.muriel@correounivalle.edu.co

Undergraduate Researcher 

Alexandra Alzate and Angie Cabal

Department of Food Engineering 

Universidad del Valle

Alexa and Angie are working on the participatory implementation of urban food production systems in marginalized neighborhoods of the city of Cali-Colombia.

Email: alexandra.herrera@correounivalle.edu.coangie.cabal@correounivalle.edu.co

“Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall promote through love the overall well-being of the communion of subjects which make up the Earth, its diversity of species and ecosystems as well as the powerful and powerless members of society.”

-George Catalano and Caroline Baillie

Former Students

Daniel Giraldo. Food Engineer. Universidad del Valle. 2017.

David Bahamon. Food Engineer. Universidad del Valle. 2018.

Steven Calderon. Food Engineer. Universidad del Valle. 2018.

Laksmi Patiño. Food Engineer. Universidad del Valle. 2018.

Connie Mendez. Food Engineer. Universidad del Valle. 2018.

Isabella Zertuche. Environmental Engineer. Universidad del Valle. 2019.

Natalia Granada. Environmental Engineer. Universidad del Valle. 2019.

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