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Francisco Xavier Zambrano Balmo

M.S. Candidate

Academic Background:

B.S. Industrial and Production Engineering, Costa Rica Institute of Technology, 2021


Research assistant working on sustainable development projects with experience in managing and improving processes as a company advisor. Currently working on Vacuum and Steam technology to replace the use of Methyl Bromide and other chemicals when treating hardwood lumber for export. 

Research interests:

  • Sustainable Development 
  • Forest Products 
  • Quality Control
  • Process Optimization 
  • Design of Experiments
  • Management Information Systems 
  • Logistics 
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering 
  • Supply Chain Management   


Major Professor: Brian Bond