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Fabián Parada Alfonso

The Power List 2020 – South America

Associate Professor, High Pressure Laboratory, Food Chemistry Research Group, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, National University of Colombia

About: As coordinator of the Pressurized Fluids Laboratory at the National University of Colombia, Fabián Parada Alfonso has made a significant research contribution to the knowledge around extraction techniques in green chemistry. The purpose of this work is to obtain extracts from different plant sources for applications across a broad range of fields, including the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. He is also involved in the training of undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry, chemical engineering, agricultural engineering and mechanical engineering. 

Nominator comment: For his advances in supercritical fluid extraction as a preparative tool for valorizing agricultural wastes and his efforts to achieve a zero-waste scenario in a circular economy.

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