Dr. Germán Eduardo Dévora Isiordia is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Arizona, and works at the Institute for Energy Solutions in Dr. Peiwen Li's group. He received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree by the Sonora Technological Institute, Obregón Sonora, Mexico. After he finished his Ph.D. in Biotechnology in 2015. He conducted his Ph. D. in advanced water treatment that focuses on desalination of brackish and sea water using thermal systems and membranes. His research focuses on obtaining quality water at the lowest cost in a sustainable manner. Desalination of sea and brackish water is a common technique to alleviate the increasing shortage of fresh water in many areas of the world today. Nonetheless, desalination processes require large quantities of energy, so their implementation is jeopardized by a significant environmental impact if fossil fuels are used.l of global warming. In his postdoctoral study at the UofA, he is working on the design of a solar desalination system that allows to continue heating the brackish or marine water, even at night, through materials that change their phase called (PCM). During the day, these materials adsorb the solar thermal energy and through latent heat what is transferred to the water to be treated. The novel thing is that when it is night, the PCM changes the phase from liquid to solid and keeps releasing heat to continue heating the water. In this way you can obtain quality fresh water for a longer time. This project is a great challenge, but of great scientific and innovative contribution.