Maria Theresa Isla-Cabaraban
Dr. Maria Theresa Isla-Cabaraban is a Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan in the Philippines, where she received her BSc in Chemical Engineering. She graduated from the University of the Philippines – Diliman with an MSc in Chemical Engineering. She obtained her PhD in Environmental Resources Engineering from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, Upstate New York where she investigated the sensitivity of an urban dry deposition model to input land cover, meteorology, and air pollutant concentration. Prior to obtaining her PhD, Dr. Cabaraban was a Fulbright Advanced Research Fellow at the Michigan State University, where she examined life-cycle costs and environmental burdens of different solid waste management strategies. Her various research work involved developing and improving the efficiency waste-to-energy systems and technologies. Dr. Cabaraban is a certified Cleaner Production assessor, working with small- and medium-scale manufacturing enterprises in identifying waste sources and its causes, and recommending appropriate cleaner production options for these enterprises. She had also been commissioned by the Environmental Management Bureau of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology to do independent substantive review of Environmental Impact Statement and other documents relevant to the processing of environmental compliance certification.