Yira Hurtado is a chemical engineer graduate from the Faculty of Mines of Colombia National University. In 2017, she was awarded a grand in the COLCIENCIAS young researchers program. In 2018 she obtained a scholarship to carry out her master’s studies in chemical engineering at the same university, and she graduated with a meritorious thesis in 2020.
Her research experience is related to the synthesis, characterization, and utilization of nanoparticles for applications in the oil and gas industry with an emphasis on enhance oil recovery techniques. This time her focus is to produce liquid fuels from biomass.