Welcome back to our behind-the-scenes series at CarbonCure's research lab, where we shine a light on the exceptional individuals driving our technology forward. In the latest installment of our Meet the Lab series, we introduce you to Sebastian Munoz.
Name: Sebastian Munoz
Title: Technical Reclaimed Water Manager
Tenure at CarbonCure: 2 years
Educational Background: Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from UBC and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Dalhousie University.
Journey to CarbonCure
Sebastian Munoz embarked on his journey with CarbonCure about two years ago. His decision to join the industry stemmed from a deep-rooted desire to make a positive impact on the world. This commitment led him to CarbonCure, where he saw an opportunity to engage in developing technologies that sequester CO₂ and reduce carbon emissions in the concrete industry.
“My biggest motivator at work is knowing what I do has a positive impact on people and our environment,” shared Sebastian.
A Typical Day at CarbonCure’s Lab
As the technical manager, Sebastian is focused on CarbonCure’s Reclaimed Water technology.
“The lab is filled with very energetic and smart individuals. It is a very inclusive and fun team to be a part of,” he shared.
At the lab, Sebastian is responsible for managing product development and conducting tests to improve the effectiveness of the system’s operations. He also engages in exploratory data analysis, applying analytical techniques to enhance CarbonCure’s technical knowledge base.
Sebastian also spends much of his day reviewing and analyzing customer data, supporting customers during their onboarding process, developing best practices, and producing technical documentation that explains how the reclaimed water technology works.
Career Highlights at CarbonCure
Sebastian’s career highlights include several research studies conducted with esteemed academics.
“I enjoy working and collaborating with universities, professors, and researchers from all over the world to conduct specialized analysis and expand our understanding of our reclaimed water technology,” said Sebastian.
He particularly enjoyed working with Acadia University on a study using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to demonstrate what happens when CarbonCure injects and mineralizes CO₂ in reclaimed water.
Another highlight includes his partnership with an industry expert from RWTH Aachen University in Germany, where he conducted tests to develop a thermodynamic model to understand cement behavior in reclaimed water with added CO₂.
Currently, Sebastian is enthusiastic about his work with current Reclaimed Water customers, providing them with valuable technical support.
“It is so rewarding to see the positive impact that our technology has in our customers’ operations — both from a technical and environmental perspective,” he said.
Sebastian is also passionate about applying data analysis techniques to enhance practices and offer greater value to customers.
More from CarbonCure’s Meet the Lab Series
Plus, if you’re interested in reading about our lab’s testing protocols, you can find details in a recent blog post.
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