Dr. Heriberto Cabezas Senior Science Adviser, Sustainable Technology Division, US Environmental Protection Agency, USA & Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, Peter Pazmany Catholic University, Hungary
Heriberto Cabezas holds positions as the Senior Science Advisor to the Sustainable Technology Division in the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics at the Peter Pazmany Catholic University in Hungary. Dr. Cabezas is a former Chair of the Environmental Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He was a recipient of the 1998 U.S. EPA Science Achievement Award in Engineering, the 2007 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the 2011 Research Excellence Award in Sustainable Engineering from the AIChE, the ORD Sustainability Award (team) at the U.S. EPA, and the 2013 Lawrence K. Cecil Award in Environmental Chemical Engineering from the AIChE. Dr. Cabezas holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida (1985) in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, a M.S. from the University of Florida (1981), and a B.S. (magna cum laude) from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (1980) all in chemical engineering. He served as an Embassy Science Fellow at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia for March - April 2014. His publications include over eighty peer-reviewed articles. He is a Fellow of the AIChE, a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Board Certified Member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. Dr. Cabezas’ current research interests focus on: (1) the design of sustainable chemical processes and supply chains across the product life-cycle, (2) the design of sustainable productions systems in the nexus of food-energy-water, and (3) the development of resilience and reliability criteria for industrial systems. Dr. Cabezas is a decorated U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.