Myriam Rojas holds a Doctorate in Engineering - Energy Systems from the Department of Processes and Energy at 'Universidad Nacional de Colombia.' She also served as a Guest Researcher at the Engineering and Technology Institute of Groningen (ENTEG), University of Groningen, The Netherlands. During her stay there, she conducted research on the thermochemical conversion of cocoa particles using a µ-reactor. Notably, she employed an innovative methodology to monitor the chemical composition of both solid and gas fractions, complemented by phenomenological modeling.
Her first postdoctoral work, conducted in Colombia at ICIPC, centered on the chemical recycling of plastic waste and project management with a strong emphasis on sustainability. Currently, she is immersed in her second postdoctoral research, which revolves around the synthesis of lignin oligomers tailored for analytical applications. Myriam has a solid background in processing biomass and agro-industrial waste. Her skills encompass the extraction and purification of biobased chemicals, thermochemical processes, and proficiency in analytical chemistry techniques like HPLC, GC-FID/MS, PTV-GC/MSD, DSC, TGA, and FTIR. Moreover, she excels in experiment design. Her capabilities extend to adept project management, evident in her oversight of research and development projects. Additionally, she has showcased her capacity to establish science and innovation-linked organizations.
Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World – OWSD (https://owsd.net/member/rojas-myriam)
Doctoral Scholarship Award 2016 –CeiBA Foundation, Colombia.
Biomass thermochemical conversion
Analytical and instrumental chemistry