Susana Arrechea

Susana Arrechea

Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Ciudad Universitaria, 11 Av
Guatemala City
Guatemala, 01012
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Susana Arrechea holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala and a masters and Ph.D. degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the University of Castilla-La Mancha. She is a Professor at the Engineering Faculty at the University San Carlos of Guatemala. In 2011 she received a scholarship through the Carolina Foundation, the University of Castilla- La Mancha and the University San Carlos of Guatemala to investigate novel materials for third generation solar cells at the Institute of Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at the University of Castilla–La Mancha in Toledo, Spain. In 2014 she was selected to participate in the Renewable Energy group of Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program, led by Dr. Daniel M Kammen and Dr. Sergio Pacca. This program bring together a network of researchers from the United States, Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations, for a series of seminar meetings and multidisciplinary research. Susana is a visiting researcher at the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) at the University of California, Berkeley, and she investigates microgrids for rural electrification in Latin America and is being involved in renewable energy systems in Central America as part of the Fulbright NEXUS program.