My PhD focuses in studying DNA and its multiple derivatives in the development of Alzheimer’s, a pathology characterized by memory loss and other vital functions, a result of neurodegeneration. Sequencing techniques are of great importance for the health sector since the prevention of the disease is of great value and ideal model in the medical system and may have an impact on the way health insurers evaluate us.
With my research, I look forward to developing economic and innovative solutions in resolving the problems around combined cycle power plants or small engines which have significant environmental impacts. With this work I hope to impact my border region to make better decisions on how to best approach sustainable energy generation in Mexico-USA.
The knowledge I acquire during my PhD studies in the environmental and energy areas, more specifically in natural gas extraction from methane hydrates, will help in the transition to renewable energy systems, establishing a cleaner electric grid. Thus, fostering the use of natural gas for baseload generation that otherwise would be released into the atmosphere, increasing climate change.
My research focuses in advancing Software Engineering education through the simulation of real software practices supported by digital learning tools. Today technology is omnipresent, affecting our lives in many ways. Collaborating with other disciplines to meet the integration between social responsibility and the technological-digital progress is essential for the sustainable advancement and affordable well-being of society.
Daniela Fernanda Ruiz
Energy is one of the most important sectors for the functioning and productivity of society always hand in hand with sustainability. I believe the secret of this balance lies in improving the efficiency of what we already have, using less resources to produce more clean energy and a safe environment for our diverse productive sectors and communities.
Currently, I am researching material devices and characterization, focused on ceramic materials with high dielectric properties for potential electronic applications. The idea is to contribute with the enhancement and use of renewable energies such as solar and others. This technology is currently used but is known that there are many opportunity areas where materials characterization will have a particularly important role. All these are focused and will contribute with economic and environmental benefits for society and our planet.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number 1 cause of death in the world, taking approximately 17.9 million lives per year. One of these disorders is Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) which are heart defects or abnormalities detected at birth which are hardly identified during pregnancy. My research focuses in developing new diagnosis techniques to early discover these defects and treat them during pregnancy by using the well-known Zebrafish model, due its similar genetic structure to humans, as a starting point