Daniela Blessent

AGEOCOL | Universidad de Medellin
President | Professor

Blessent graduated from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in 2004 in Environmental Engineering. During her studies, she spent one year (2002-2003) at the Federal Polytechnic of Lausanne (Switzerland). She obtained a PhD in Earth Sciences in 2009, at Université Laval (Quebec, Canada), with focus on hydrogeological numerical modeling of fractured geological media. She then worked as a professor at Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada) from 2010 to 2012. Since 2013, she has been working
at the Universidad de Medellin (Colombia) as professor in Environmental Engineering. Her research activities currently benefit from multiple international collaboration. She is currently leading the international project IGCP636 “Geothermal resources for energy transition”, which is part of the UNESCO International Geoscience Programme. Since January 2020, she is president of the Colombian Geothermal Association (AGEOCOL).