About Me

My research interests lie primarily in mathematically modeling biodegradation processes and nutrient cycles subject to stoichiometric constraints.

Welcome, my name is Pablo.

I am a Ph. D. student at the University of Alberta involved in the mathematical modeling of biodegradation processes as carbon and nitrogen cycles considering stoichiometric frameworks. I am currently working in multiple projects involving laboratory work and mathematical modeling. I form part of Dr. Hao Wang‘s research group and we cover different research directions in areas of mathematical biology, including stoichiometric-based ecological problems.

I mainly work on developing mathematical models for diverse biological problems in different scales. My approach is based on using stoichiometric-based mathematical models and ordinary differential equations. Currently, I am working in a micro-scale project which involves the biodegradation of organic matter in soils and a macro-scale project regarding the global carbon and nitrogen cycles relationship.

My laboratory work is currently supervised by Dr. Tariq Siddique and it consists of researching the temperature effect during the biodegradation of hydrocarbons. The main goal in this project is to improve a previously proposed model on the methanogenesis prediction in oil sands tailing ponds and end pit lakes.

In previous years, I acquired a vast background working in field campaigns working as a research assistant of Dr. Ilse Ruiz-Mercado (2013 – 2017) regarding the monitoring of clean technologies. The projects involved the creation of algorithms for signal processing and protocols development for the deployment of monitoring devices in poor rural communities. These projects were done in Mexico and India.

Leaving behind the academic and field work, my hobbies and personal interests includes cooking, biking, hiking, outdoor activities in general and to experience the marvelous sceneries provided by the natural world.


Mathematical Biology


Stoichiometric-based modeling

Nutrient Cycles

Outdoor activities

Working Experiences

University of Alberta
(2018 – Present)
Laboratory instructor, and Research assistant.

Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Research Assistant. Algorithm developer for signal processing.
Led field campaigns.

Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores (ENES)