Dr. Alejandro Rios Galvan
Dr. Alejandro Rios Galvan Director, Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium; Chief Research Scientist
Bio
Education
TEACHING AREAS
Research Interests
Bio

Alejandro Ríos is the Director of the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) at Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU). The SBRC was established in 2011 and has as its founding members The Boeing Company, Etihad Airways and UOP-Honeywell, that together with Safran, GE, ADNOC Refining and Bauer Resources, are spearheading research in the use of salt water and halophytes for the production of sustainable aviation fuels.

Dr. Rios was Director of ASA Fuel Services for 11 years, where he oversaw the operation and management of a network of 60 fuel farms and their 2,000+ into-plane operations.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and Masters and Ph. D. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering, from Cornell University, USA.

Education
  • B.S., Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA)
  • School of Civil Engineering, Mexico City, Mexico, 1994.
  • oM.S. Cornell University, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ithaca,
  • NY, USA, 1997. o Ph.D. Cornell University, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2001.
TEACHING AREAS
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Project Management
Research Interests
  • Renewable energy
  • Climate change and environmental systems design
  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Private/public partnerships for project financing
  • Investment strategies for project design