Networking Friday with UNICOSTA (Colombia)

On June 25th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, we will learn more about the Universidade de la Costa (UNICOSTA) with Alexis Sagastume (Energy Department) and Ana Lucia Duarte (Civil and Environmental Department). The moderator will be Marcos Silva, UNICOSTA.

UNICOSTA is a private, non-profit, national Higher Education institution. Leader in technological development and innovation where for 5 decades more than 40,000 integral citizens have been trained. It has a physical and technological infrastructure and alliances at a national and international level, which has allowed the teaching, research, extension, and internationalisation processes to be developed with excellence. In addition, it is accredited in high quality, committed to ensuring learning through its undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Universidad de la Costa is ranked among the 100 best universities in Latin America according to the Times Higher Education ranking.

Programme (UTC):

  • 1:00 PM. Welcome and brief introduction to UNICOSTA, Marcos Silva
  • 1:05 PM. UNICOSTA’s Energy Department: our global impacts, Alexis Sagastume
  • 1:25 PM. UNICOSTA’s Civil and Environmental Department: our global impacts, Ana Lucia Duarte
  • 1:45 PM. Q&A moderated by Marcos Silva
  • 2:00 PM. Closing


Headsjhot Alexis Sagastume

Alexis Sagastume

UNICOSTA’s Energy Department: our global impacts

The presentation includes a map of stakeholders that are allied to the Energy Department. Furthermore, the presentation includes the sources available during the last years for research funding. Moreover, it includes the main research projects developed by the department contributing to the SDGs and their principal results including high-impact publications.

Alexis Sagastume is a mechanical engineer with a MSc. in energy efficiency and a PhD. in Technical Sciences. He has extensive research and teaching experience in the field of energy management, thermodynamics, cleaner production, life cycle analysis, among others (online CV). Alexis published approximately 40 scientific articles, H index 14 and 54 verified referees. He was the Winner of the Advances in Cleaner Production Network (ACPN) Medal Award – Young Researcher (2020).

Ana Lucía Duarte

Ana Lucia Duarte

UNICOSTA’s Civil and Environmental Department: our global impacts

The Civil and Environmental Department has been highlighted as a leader in the development of projects that seek to provide valuable information to the Sustainable Development Goals. The presentation includes the main projects carried out, sources of funding, stakeholders and main products generated from these initiatives.

Ana Lucia Duarte works at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Universidad de la Costa, where she does research in Environmental Engineering, namely on the air quality in coastal metropolitan region (online CV). Ana has a BSc. in Environmental Engineering and a MSc. in Sustainable Development. Her most recent publication is ‘Chemical and nano-mineralogical study for determining potential uses of legal Colombian gold mine sludge: Experimental evidence“.


Marcos Silva

Marcos Silva

Marcos Silva is a specialist in the development of evaluation program programs for the evaluation and optimization of environmental, social and economic resources in the petrochemical sector, mining, eco-efficient construction, performance of construction systems subjected to high temperatures, air quality in metropolitan areas, recovery of water resources and contaminated soils. Professor of the Doctorate in Sustainable Development at the Universidad de la Costa and Research Coordinator of the Union of University Social Responsibility of Latin America. He is currently a collaborator in various research institutions globally, with H-Index 36 with approximately 3,000 scientific citations according to Scopus (online CV).

We will continue with the Networking Fridays during the next months. More information about future sessions as well as presentations and videos from previous sessions can be found here. Twitter Hashtag: #netfridays. Expect some very exciting afternoons, or mornings or evenings, depending on where you are…

If you need any additional information please send an email to Jose Luiz Moutinho.

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