Ruth Barajas joined Calix in July 2021 as a R&D pilot plant coordinator. She brings to the company over 8 years of experience in the petrochemical, and oil and gas fields. Over her professional career she has worked as a process engineer, applying state-of-the-art modelling systems, to develop new revenue streams and cost reduction projects that resulted in annual savings of more than US$5 million.
Prior to joining Calix, Ruth completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering with her thesis titled “Engineered nanocellulose superabsorbents for application in agricultural soils” at Monash University, Australia. During her time at Monash University, she was part of the COVID-19 task force team developing PPE Medical Gowns from laminated paper. Passionate about the environment, Ruth looks forward to working with Calix on creating novel, sustainable and safe solutions for future generations.