AlumniProfessor, Faculty of Engineering, University of San Carlos of Guatemala Marlene Susana Arrechea Alvarado

Susana Arrechea holds a bach­e­lors degree in Chem­i­cal Engi­neer­ing from the Uni­ver­si­ty of San Car­los of Guatemala and a mas­ters degree in Mol­e­c­u­lar Nanoscience and Nan­otech­nol­o­gy from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Castil­la-La Man­cha. Susana is a Pro­fes­sor at the Engi­neer­ing Fac­ul­ty at the Uni­ver­si­ty San Car­los of Guatemala. In 2011, she began a doc­tor­ate pro­gram in Nanoscience and Nan­otech­nol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Castil­la-La Man­cha in Tole­do, Spain. She received a schol­ar­ship through the Car­oli­na Foun­da­tion, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Castil­la- La Man­cha and the Uni­ver­si­ty San Car­los of Guatemala. Susana inves­ti­gates nov­el mate­ri­als for third gen­er­a­tion solar cells at the Insti­tute of Nanoscience, Nan­otech­nol­o­gy and Mol­e­c­u­lar Mate­ri­als at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Castil­la – La Man­cha. In 2014, she was select­ed to par­tic­i­pate in the Renew­able Ener­gy group of Ful­bright Region­al Net­work for Applied Research (NEXUS) Pro­gram, led by Dr. Daniel M Kam­men and Dr. Ser­gio Pac­ca. This pro­gram bring togeth­er a net­work of researchers from the Unit­ed States, Brazil and oth­er West­ern Hemi­sphere nations, for a series of sem­i­nar meet­ings and mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary research. Susana will vis­it the Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Ener­gy Lab­o­ra­tory (RAEL) at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley, to study­ing sus­tain­able iso­lat­ed micro­grids in Latin Amer­i­ca as part of the Ful­bright NEXUS exchange experience.

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