Ernesto Hernandez is a life scientist and chemical engineer working at Canterbury Christ Church University.
He started out his career as a distinguished technician working in the field of electromechanics. In his spare time, he indulged his passion for studying biology. This long-standing endeavour led him to win the first place in The National Olympiad of Biology in 1993.
Coming from a poor family in deprived rural Mexico, studying Chemical Engineering proved to be an ideal way to make a living and find ways to use living systems in the search to solve a number of problems currently confronting society.
Ernesto has been using microbes and their products in a variety of ways. They can, for instance, be used to convert a variety of wastes into natural gas (methane), to decontaminate water, soil and sludge, or to ease the flow of oil in deep underground oil reservoirs at tremendously high temperatures and pressures.
Given his understanding of life systems and how they can be used for the good of the humankind, Ernesto has been invited to speak in plenary talks at international conferences, civil gatherings, state ceremonies, activist groups and other public events.
Ernesto is member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Royal Society of Chemistry, Institution of Chemical Engineers, European Biotechnology Network, European Network for Gastrointestinal Health Research, European Federation of Chemical Engineering and European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences.