Carlos Vera graduated as an Industrial Engineer with Specialization in Processes at Universidad Nacional del Comahue (UNCOMA) in 1990. During 1986-1990 he was an INVAP SE fellow, working on the design and simulation of heat exchangers. In 1995 he got his degree of Doctor in Chemical Technology from Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL). He was a Guest Researcher at the National Institute for Resources and Environment (NIRE, Japon) during 1997-1998 and a posdoc at the Institut Francaise du Pétrole (IFP, France) during 1999-2000. Currently a CONICET Independent Researcher.