Heriberto Cabezas

Heriberto Cabezas

Senior Science Advisor, Sustainable Technology Division
US EPA, Office of Research and Development

Heriberto Cabezas serves as Senior Science Advisor to the Land and material Management Division in the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD), and Research Professor at the Institute for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability at the Pazmany Peter Catholic University in Hungary. His wards include: 1998 U.S. EPA Science Achievement Award in Engineering, 2007 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2011 Research Excellence Award in Sustainable Engineering from the AIChE, ORD Sustainability Award (team) from the U.S. EPA, 2013 Lawrence K. Cecil Award in Environmental Chemical Engineering from the AIChE. Dr. Cabezas holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics, a M.S. from the University of Florida, and a B.S. (magna cum laude) from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, all in chemical engineering. He served as Embassy Science Fellow at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia for March - April 2014. His publications include over eighty peer-reviewed articles. He is a Fellow of the AIChE, a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a Board Certified Member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. Dr. Cabezas’ current research interests focus on: (1) the design of sustainable chemical processes and supply chains, (2) the design of sustainable productions systems in the nexus of food-energy-water, and (3) the development of resilience and reliability criteria for industrial systems.