Astrid Margarita Álvarez Cartagena, Materials Engineer of the University of Antioquia and Specialized on Management of the Pontifical Bolivarian University. She’s responsible on technical management, implementation and auditories on Quality Management Systems on Essays Laboratories according to NTC-ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard since 2005.
In 2012 she was hired by Corporation Center of Research and Technological Development for Colombian Power Sector – CIDET, as the Chemical Laboratory Coordinator, that is one of more outstanding and recognized areas in the corporation. Due to CIDET’s extensive experience of analysis in Colombia and other countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, El Salvador, among others, she has acquired the trust and responsibility to manage a database with historical technical information of chemicals test of more than 15,000 transformers.
She was responsible of the implementation of the PCB and DBDS quantitative analysis according to ASTM and IEC, respectively. Also she participates in the technical working sessions for elimination of PCBs sponsored by PNUD and member of the active management working sessions sponsored by power sector companies.