Bachelor of Science in Physics, University Valle, Cali, Colombia, 1978. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, University Valle, Cali, Colombia, 1979. Master of Science in Chemistry, University Rochester, New York City, 1985.
Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University Rochester, New York City, 1989.
Teaching assistant University Pisa, Italy, 1980—1982, University Rochester, New York, 1983—1984. Research leader Enichem, San Donato, Italy, 1987—1995, industrial analyst, 1995—1998. Director planning and marketing Gel Design Engineering, Novara, 1998—2000.
Vice president Research and development Novara Technology, 2000—2003, director market research, since 2004.