Heriberto Cabezas serves as Professor at the Institute for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability and Center Director of the International Advanced Bioethics Center for Technology and Engineering at the Pazmany Peter Catholic University in Budapest, Hungary. He recently retired as Senior Science Advisor to the Land and Material Management Division in the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD).
At the Pazmany Peter Catholic University, he is responsible for conducting research on global sustainability science and policy, Graph Theory (P-Graph specifically) for network design including manufacturing processes, supply chains, and product and services distribution. He is Chair of the Engineers Forum on Sustainability, a workgroup of all of the major professional engineering societies.
His awards 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 in 2014. Dr. Cabezas is the co-founder of the Trans-Atlantic Research and Development Interchange on Sustainability (TARDIS), a think-tank type workshop series held on alternate years since 2003 alternating between Europe and the United States. He organized and co-leads the international Workgroup on Global Sustainability from his appointment at the Pazmany Peter Catholic University.
His publications include over ninety peer-reviewed articles and chapters, two edited books, and two major software. 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) global sustainability. Dr. Cabezas is a decorated U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict.