Ramon Sanchez, ScD

Research Associate, Environmental Health, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Ramon Sanchez is a certified professional in sustainability, renewable energies, green manufacturing techniques, and technology innovation. He is director of the Sustainable Technologies and Health Program in the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH).

Sanchez received a masters and doctoral degrees in environmental health from HSPH and both an MS in manufacturing systems and technology innovation and a BS in mechanical engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico. Before coming to Harvard, Sanchez was a corporate engineering manager in a company dedicated to the design and manufacture of furniture and electronic consumer goods.

He oversaw seven departments in which hundreds of workers and engineers created and built products that generated approximately $180 million a year in revenues. Sanchez has fifteen records of invention and five patents in the United States and Europe. From 2000 to 2003 he worked as a forward products lead engineer at Delphi Automotive Systems, a former division of General Motors, dedicated to the design and manufacturing of electronic components and automotive systems. As an automotive designer, he was a member of a research group that won the National Technology Award in Mexico in 2002. That same year, Sanchez won the Best Teacher Award of Monterrey Institute of Technology for developing the first lean manufacturing and innovation engineering classes in Mexico.

Sanchez's main research interests are corporate sustainability, green manufacturing, sustainable product design, urban climate change preparedness, energy management in buildings, carbon accounting, life-cycle assessment, carbon capture from thermoelectric power plants, health and environmental effects of renewable energies, and the development of renewable fuels with micro-algae species.

Education

  • ScD Harvard School of Public Health

Contact

rsanchez@hsph.harvard.edu