Speakers - VICSUD 2021

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Lourdes DelRosso

University of Washington, United States
Sleep Physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington

Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez

Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN), Peru
Editor of the Psychometry section of the Revista Argentina de Ciencias del Comportamiento

Marcos Espinola Sánchez

Instituto Nacional Materno Perinatal from Peru
Medical researcher at the Instituto Nacional Materno Perinatal from Peru

Dra. Fabiola León Velarde
Ex-President from CONCYTEC

She is a Peruvian biologist and Doctor of Science (Physiology) from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH, Peru). She has been a full professor in the Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas y Fisiológicas de la Facultad de Ciencias the UPCH since 1981. Between 1995 and 2002, she was a Research Associate at the Université de Paris XIII and has been a Fellow at Queen’s College, Oxford University, where she participated in research projects in the Laboratory of Respiratory Physiology. 

She has an extensive scientific production in adaptive physiology at altitude with more than 170 titles in international indexed journals, as well as several books and articles in her specialty. She is co-author of two Hipólito Unanue Awards to the best Peruvian scientific publication in Medicine and Physiology: Inadadaptation to Life at Great Heights (1995) and The Physiological Challenge of Living in the Andes (2004). She is also co-author of Health and Mining: The Risk of Chronic Mountain Sickness among Miners in Cerro de Pasco (1990). 

She was Rector of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia from May 2008 to June 2017, for two periods, by the election of the University Assembly, and Vice-Rector of Research at the same university, from April 2004 to April 2008. She is a Full Academician of the National Academy of Sciences and a member of the Peruvian College of Biologists, as well as of the Latin American Academy of Sciences, the American Physiological Society, and the International Society for Mountain Medicine. In July 2017, she was appointed president of the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONCYTEC) from Peru, a position she held to 2020.

Dra. Mary Penny
Instituto de Investigación Nutricional (IIN), Peru

Dra. Mary Penny is a recognized researcher qualified by CONCYTEC, Carlos Monge I group of RENACYT. She is the director of the Instituto de Investigación Nutricional (IIN) from Peru, a private non-profit institution dedicated to the rehabilitation, research, and teaching in the areas of Nutrition and Health.

She is a British physician, trained at Girton College (Cambridge University), and Birmingham University Medical School. She worked for seven years in the British National Health Service before receiving a Wellcome Trust scholarship in 1984 to carry out studies of intestinal microflora in Peru. After his return to the United Kingdom, she maintained her bond and commitment to our country, to which she returned in 1989, establishing herself up to the present day.

Dra. Penny teaches at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (Peru) and Harvard University Medical School (USA), and as part of her commitment to vulnerable populations and sustainable development, she directs the Millennium Children Project (Young Lives) in Peru. This initiative addresses the causes, correlates, and consequences of poverty in children, and how policies affect the welfare of children, in addition to focusing her research on child malnutrition, treatment of diarrhea and parasites, among others.

She is currently one of the best-positioned scientists in the ranking of Peruvian researchers, with more than 100 articles published in journals indexed in Scopus.

Dra. Lourdes DelRosso
Seattle Children’s Hospital, University of Washington, United States

Dra. Lourdes DelRosso is a recognized Sleep Physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor in the department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is Co-Chair of World Sleep Day 2021.

She is a peruvian physician trained at the University of Miami, with a Sleep Medicine fellowship at Louisiana State University, and a Master at Medical Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dra. DelRosso is dedicated entirely to the field of pediatric sleep medicine, in areas of education, clinical care and research. She is involved in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and internationally in Sleep Medicine courses in Latin America. Her research interests include restless sleep and consequences of sleep disorders.

Mg. Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez
Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN), Peru

Tomás Caycho-Rodríguez is a recognized researcher qualified by CONCYTEC, Carlos Monge II group of RENACYT.

He is a Psychologist from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru) and has a Master degree in Psychology, with a specialization in Educational Psychology from the Universidad de San Martín de Porres (Peru). He is a candidate for a Doctorate in Psychology at the Universidad de San Martín de Porres (Peru).

He is a Research Professor at the Universidad Privada del Norte (Peru) and Professor of Research Methodology at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Peru). He is a Visiting Professor at the School of Psychology of the Universidad Católica del Maule (Chile) for the Master program in Child and Adolescent Health. He is former representative of the Interamerican Society of Psychology in Peru.

In his professional career, he has received the Elsevier 2019 Research Excellence Award in the Social Sciences category. He has completed research internships in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and the United States. In addition, he is the author of 85 research articles indexed in Scopus in Health Sciences.

He is a peer reviewer for several international health science journals from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, the United States, including Acta Médica Peruana, Current Psychology, Psychological Reports, Enfermería Clínica, and Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología, among others. Also, he is the editor of the psychometry section of the Revista Argentina de Ciencias del Comportamiento (Scopus, Q4).

Dr. Miguel Medina Viruel
University of Córdoba (UCO), Spain

Dr. Miguel Medina Viruel is a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management from the University of Jaén (Spain). He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics, Econometrics, Operations Research, Business Organization and Applied Economics at the University of Córdoba (UCO), Spain, where he also teaches in Applied Economics at the Instituto de Estudios de Posgrado (IdEP).

His research activity has focused on areas linked to sustainable development such as heritage tourism, gastronomic tourism, event tourism, e-commerce, the cooperative sector; with different research works mainly in Spain, in addition to other countries such as Italy, Tunisia, Peru, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, among others.

He has published more than 45 articles in scientific journals indexed in Scopus and other databases.

MSc. David Asmat Campos
Universidad Privada del Norte, Peru

David Asmat Campos is a research professor at the Universidad Privada del Norte, where he also is the coordinator of the Research Group in Applied Sciences and New Technologies. He’s given an experimental chair in science at the University of Puerto Rico (Mayagüez Campus), and a theoretical chair at the Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego (Peru) and Universidad César Vallejo (Peru), in addition to having been a visiting researcher and having completed an improvement stay at the University of Chile and at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) on issues related to nanotechnology.

His research work focuses on two areas: Non-Conventional Energy Physics with applications in sustainable local development, and Materials Physics, with special emphasis on the synthesis of metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles with chemical and green methodology, for applications in health, environment, and agriculture.

Since 2018 he is part of the scientific technical committee of the International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environment Engineering (REEE), as well as a reviewer of journals indexed in Scielo, Scopus and Web of Science.

In 2017 he received the award from the Telefonica Foundation and The Regional Government of Andalusia (Spain) for his master’s studies. He also received the award for his career as a research professor by the Municipality of Trujillo (Peru) in 2019 and the Rector’s Award of the Universidad Privada del Norte in 2016 and 2020.

Dr. Percy Mayta Tristán
Universidad Científica del Sur (UCSUR), Peru

Dr. Percy Mayta Tristan is a recognized researcher qualified by CONCYTEC, Carlos Monge II group of RENACYT. He is currently Director of Project Management and Research Promotion at the Universidad Científica del Sur (UCSUR).

He is among the best-positioned academics in the ranking of Peruvian researchers. He was responsible for indexing The Peruvian Journal of Experimental Medicine and Public Health in Scopus in 2010. He was the pioneer and promoter of the publication of undergraduate theses from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC, Peru) and from the Universidad Científica del Sur (UCSUR, Peru) in the form of scientific articles in journals indexed in Scopus, achieving great success at both universities.

He is the author of more than 107 papers in journals indexed in Scopus, editor and peer reviewer of international scientific journals, in addition to leading the Latin American Group for Research in Human Resources in Health, and being part of the Advisory Committee for SciELO Peru in CONCYTEC.

Dr. Da-Wen Sun
University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland

Dr. Da-Wen Sun is a renowned academic and scientist from the National University of Ireland – Dublin (University College Dublin). He is considered as the world reference in research in computer vision applications for the control of processes and food products, as well as in other important fields such as cold engineering, dehydration, quality and safety of food products, simulation, and optimization of bioprocesses, among other fields.

He is the author of more than 750 scientific articles published in Scopus-indexed journals with more than 37116 citations. He has participated in more than 200 worldwide conferences. He has an h-index of 111 in Scopus.

As a scientist, he is part of prestigious institutions: Royal Irish Academy, The Academy of Europe, Polish Academy of Sciences, International Academy of Food Science and Technology, International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, International Academy of Refrigeration. He is also the Founding President of the International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (iAABE), and Honorary President of the International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR). He has also served as Editor-in-Chief of prestigious international scientific journals such as Food and Bioprocess Technology (Springer), Journal of Food Engineering (Elsevier), as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food Engineering (Elsevier), Journal of Food Process Engineering, Sensing and Instrumentation for Food Quality and Safety (Springer), among others.

In 2018 he was recognized as Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Privada del Norte in merit to his professional career and his contribution to the development of technologies oriented to the improvement of processes in agro-engineering.

Dr. Claudio Miano Pastor
Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN), Peru

Claudio Miano is a recognized researcher qualified by CONCYTEC, Carlos Monge II group of RENACYT. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer at ‎Centro de Investigación Avanzada en Agro-Ingeniería (CIAA) of the Universidad Privada del Norte.

He is an Agro-industrial Engineer from the Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (Peru) with a Master and Doctorate in Food Science and Technology at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil).

He is currently a Senior Researcher Professor at Universidad Privada del Norte (Peru) and has experience in the planning and implementation of scientific research projects regarding Food Process Engineering: mass transfer, ultrasound technology, viscoelasticity of solid foods, drying, osmotic dehydration, hydration, and grain and legume processing.

He has a Scopus H-index of 11 with more than 38 scientific articles published in journals indexed in Scopus (Q1 and Q2). Also, he has published five book chapters and currently is a reviewer for international scientific journals related to Food Engineering.

He was awarded the 2019 Best Doctoral Thesis Award by Coordinación de la Formación del Personal a Nivel Superior of Brazil (CAPES-Brazil) in the Food Science area.

Dr. Pedro E. D. Augusto
University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil

Dr. Pedro Augusto has a postdoctoral stay in Process Engineering in the University of Lleida (UdL, Spain). He has a Ph.D. degree in Food Technology from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil), with a period at the UdL. Master in Food Technology, Food Engineer, and Food Technician by UNICAMP.

He is currently a Professor of Food Processing Engineering at the University of Sao Paulo (USP, Brazil) and the Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Food Science and Technology at USP.

He is responsible for the Group of Studies in Process Engineering (Ge2P), where he advises undergraduate and graduate students in addition to postdoctoral researchers. He works in the area of food processing, with emphasis on food preservation processes, reaction kinetics, mathematical modeling, physical properties, thermal process, and non-conventional technologies in food processing.

He has published more than 130 articles in recognized scientific journals, one book, ten book chapters, and more than 150 contributions to various scientific events.

He is an associate editor of journals such as Food Research International and Scientia Agricola, and a guest editor of Current Opinion in Food Science and a member of the editorial board of Food and Bioprocess Technology. He is the Brazilian delegate to the ISEKI Food Association (Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain).

Dr. Augusto leads the project “New strategies to improve the drying process”, in which Dr. Andrés Cárcel Carrión from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, and Dr. Alberto Miano Pastor, through the Centro Avanzado de Agro-Ingeniería (CIAA) from Universidad Privada del Norte, participate as co-researchers.

Dr. Juan Andrés Cárcel
Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain

Dr. Juan Andrés Cárcel is a University Professor in the Department of Food Technology at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). Since 2015, he has been the Coordinator of the Doctorate Program in  Science, Technology, and  Food Management at  UPV.

His research activity has focused on the analysis of agri-food processes in its two aspects: control and improvement of processes applying mathematical modeling. In the area of process control, most of his work is based on the application of signal ultrasounds as a non-destructive and non-invasive technique for the characterization of the composition, structure, and texture of food stands out. In the process improvement, his activity has focused mainly on the application of ultrasound for the intensification of agro-food processes, especially in air applications (and specifically for drying method). Thus, Dr. Cárcel is considered an international reference in ultrasonic applications in food processes and products.

He has published more than 112 articles in journals listed in the SCI (JCR), 73 of them in journals that are in the Q1 of their respective categories. The total number of citations is 3810 (Scopus). The h index is 37 (Scopus).

He has also published ten book chapters with publishers such as Springer, Wiley, and IFT-Press and co-edited a complete book (Wiley) on new applications of ultrasound in agri-food processes. The research works have participated in more than 80 scientific congresses where he has presented more than 180 contributions. Besides, he has registered five patents. As for the capacity of researchers’ training, he has directed six doctoral theses, with an international mention and belonging to a doctorate program with quality mention. Currently, he is director of four doctoral theses that will finish in 2021 and 2022. Also, he has directed 16 Master’s thesis at UPV, 25 Final Graduate thesis at UPV, and four in International Programs.

Concerning his participation in research projects, he has participated in 26 competitive research projects at European, national and regional levels, of which he has been the principal researcher in six of them.

Dr. Raúl Siche Jara
National University of Trujillo, Peru

Dr. Raúl Siche is a recognized researcher qualified by CONCYTEC, Carlos Monge I group of RENACYT. He is Agro-industrial Engineer from the Universidad Nacional del Santa (Peru) and has a Ph.D. in Food Engineering from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP, Brazil), as well as a postdoctoral stay in the University of Lleida (UdL, Spain).

He is among the best-positioned academics in the ranking of agro-engineering Peruvian researchers, and is the president of the Red Internacional de Ingeniería Agroindustrial (Red UNIA).

He is currently a Researcher Professor at National University of Trujillo (Peru), and his research activity has focused on thermodynamic analysis (emergy, exergy), sustainability indices, optimal design of processes and equipment, and modeling of agri-food systems and image analysis.

He is the Editor-in-Chief and responsible for indexing the Scientia Agropecuaria Journal in Web of Science (2017) and Scopus (2019). He has a Scopus H-index of 17, with more than 60 scientific articles published in indexed journals, and is part of the Advisory Committee for SciELO Peru in CONCYTEC.

In 2015 he was recognized as Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Nacional de Tumbes (Peru). He was awarded with the “Vicente Delfín Tizón – Excellence in Engineering” Prize from Regional Council of La Libertad of Peruvian Engineers Association (2016), and the Elsevier Research Excellence Award in the Agricultural Sciences category (2019).

Dr. Enrique Castro Camus
Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica A.C., Leon, Mexico

Dr. Enrique Castro Camus is a renowned academic and scientist at Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica (CIO) from Leon, Mexico, leading the Applied Terahertz Science Group. He has taught at the University of Oxford (UK) in the courses of Mathematical Methods and Electromagnetism, and various postgraduate courses at CIO.

His research activity includes the applications and development of terahertz (THz) spectroscopy techniques with particular emphasis on the study of ultrafast charge transport in semiconductors, spin injection in semiconductors, surface and interface non-linear optics as well as low frequency vibrations of biomolecular systems, in addition, to explore the uses of THz radiation in other disciplines such as biology, astronomy, conservation of objects with cultural value, medicine, and industry.

He is Associate Editor of Journal of Infrared Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, and Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports.

In 2006 he was awarded the Oxford Physics Nicholas Kurty Prize to the best thesis. He also received the Young Scientist Award from the IRMMW-THz society in 2018, and the Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Research Fellowship in order to perform a sabbatical visit and maintain his collaboration with Prof. Dr. Martin Koch in 2019.