Dr. Jose Guillermo (Memo) Cedeño Laurent works with the Center for Health and the Global Environment’s Sustainable Technologies and Health team as the Program Leader for Energy Efficiency and Carbon Mitigation Technologies.
Memo’s research interests include indoor environmental quality and health, the built environment and sleep quality, and environmental sensor networks. Currently, Memo is coordinating the Center’s research efforts on exposure to chemicals and health through the Marilyn Hoffman Program, which aims to advance our understanding of the health consequences of chemicals and other toxins, especially among vulnerable populations.
Memo holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Monterrey Tech and worked in the automotive industry in both Mexico and Germany. Memo then received a M.S. degree in Energy Engineering from Aachen University, in Germany. While in Germany, he wrote his master’s thesis on novel carbon dioxide capture methods at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research at the Juelich Research Center. In 2014, he graduated from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a Sc.D. degree in Environmental Health, under the mentorship of the Center's Director, Dr. John D. Spengler.