Samuel Perez Vega

Samuel Perez Vega
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)
Separation Science
LUT School of Engineering Sciences
Research areas
Food Science
Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)


Prof. Perez Vega holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico (1997-2002) and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom (2004-2010). He worked as a process engineer at Lexmark International company (2008-2010), Mexico, in coatings formulation, electrostatic spray coating, cleanroom operations, drying operations, and volatile organic contaminants control and abatement. He also was appointed visiting professor for two years at the University of McGill, Montreal (2019-2020). 

His research areas include the design, implementation, and holistic evaluation of sustainable process systems (food, bioprocessing, and pharmaceutical), considering critical aspects such as the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Some areas explored and incorporated in Prof. Perez Vega's research are the biorefinery concept, renewable energies, nutrition, decision-making, and the new planetary boundaries framework. As a result, Prof. Perez has accumulated expertise in developing a sustainable process by systemic analysis considering social, economic, and environmental criteria. Prof. Perez Vega has received research grants from the Mexican Council of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Higher Education and has participated in international projects funded by the IFAD and FAO.

His publications include journals such as Chemical Engineering Journal, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Food Process Engineering, Industrial Crops, and Cleaner Production Journal. He also reviews in journals such as ACS Omega, Industrial Crops and Products, Journal of Food Science, Food Process Engineering, Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Journal of Cereal Science, Helyion, and Frontiers Nutrition.


Value added extraction
Sustainable food systems
Food processing