Ydna Questell Santiago


Bloom Biorenewables SA

Ydna is the CTO at Bloom Biorenewables SA. She was trained as a Chemical Engineer in the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from EPFL Switzerland. Her doctoral work involved the stabilization of biomass-derived carbohydrates and lignin. After this, Ydna worked at MIT as a SNSF postdoc fellow under the supersion of Prof. Román in the design of multifunctional porous materials for the upgrading of biomass-derived molecules and the development of infinite recyclable polyesters.

Apart from science, Ydna enjoys sports, gardening, and cooking.