Jorge Izar

Jorge Izar, PhD Candidate. Department of Engineering and Public Policy.

Expected Graduation: 2020.

Research interests: Food, energy, and water systems.

Co-Advisor: Mike Griffin

Jorge joined the ClIMA group in the Fall of 2016. His research goals are to advance functional synergistic systems capable of producing healthy food and safe drinking water using sustainable approaches in energy, waste management, and the built environment. He currently works in a project to analyze the impact of climate change on the demand of water and energy used in animal agriculture in the Southeast of the US. Jorge has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering (2008) from the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí in Mexico and a M.S. in Sustainable Energy Technology (2012) from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Prior to CMU, Jorge was working on a cooperative initiative that he co-founded to manufacture low-cost, chemical-free agricultural supplies in a rural community in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.