In Tokyo 2013
A little about me, I am from Maracaibo, Venezuela, and have had the fortune to live and travel to several places. I started this blog for sometime now, and as time passes along been trying to update it with more thoughts and views from a professional perspective.
My professional background is diverse, I obtained my BSc in Mechanical Engineering at University of Zulia in Venezuela. At the end of my undergraduate studies I joined the student organization AIESEC and got to meet very cool and interesting people. During this time and got to expand on other areas from my engineering background, specially workshop facilitation, and project management (at a small scale).
My work experience has also been quite diverse, where one thing has been a commonality ” interest in sustainable development issues”. I did my undergrad thesis at PDVSA (Venezuela’s oil company), and later two internships in Germany at BMW AG (FIZ – Munich) and Synlift Systems (Berlin), in 2001 joined the Applied Computing Institute (Instituto de Cálculo Aplicado) at Universidad del Zulia on research for the oil industry.
In 2002 I went off to Sweden to do a MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.While in Europe participated in a EU project developing energy consumption scenarios at Utrecht University (Netherlands). and also participate in various activities within student organization ERASMUS and joined the rowing club ORCA.
After ending my MSc period, various choices came available where I finally joined ETH Center for Sustainability (now myclimate) leading a global project on CSR initiatives in the cement sector. Always integrating and expanding the discussion of sustainable development in from various views (technically, culturally, etc). This involvement re-opened doors from my core profession joined the Technology and Society Division of ASME. Very incredible innitiatives are being launched from ASME in regards to the role of engineers in this era of sustainable development.
Since 2005 have worked mainly as an architecture sustainability consultant at MGR Proyectos Sostenibles (Venezuela) and at PJCarew Consulting (South Africa).
Within these life experiences I have grown personally and professionaly, continue to meet remarkable persons with whom to engage in “good” discussions. I have written some articles on the topics (you can see them under publications in my blog) and presented on various congress venues.
From 2009 until 2014, I joined the School of Architecture at Universidad Mayor in Temuco, Chile. Serving as Program Director of the Masters in Energy Efficiency, reponsible for undergraduate and graduate classes, continuing education courses and external consulting.
In 2015 I started a new journey of getting an MBA at HEC Paris.
I hope the information shared via this blog is of interest and hope to receive comments and discussions that may lead to interesting results.
More on my profile at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/timomarquez