He holds a PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with emphasis on sustainable development and environmental management, University of Delaware, USA; M.Sc. in History of Science and Technology, with emphasis on technological transfer, Polytechnic University, N. Y.; B.A. in Philosophy, major on sociological theory, State University “Lomonosov”, Moscow. He was research dean and professor at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC). He was director of the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO) – Dominican Republic. He has carried out research in many fields, author of several publications related to science, technology and environmental sustainability. At present, he is a research professor at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo.
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Mario Molina was one of the first scientists to warn about the dangers of chlorofluocarbons (CFC) to the atmosphere, a product that is used in sprays, both industrial as well as domestic. Mario José Molina Henríquez was born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1942. Early on he was fascinated by scientific research when for the first time he saw a protozoon in his toy microscope. Later on, attracted to chemistry, instead of playing with toy soldiers or putting together puzzles, young Molina transformed his home bathroom into an improvised lab. No doubt he was a singular boy, if we consider that Latin American culture is not used to favoring scientific endeavors. In his professional life,...