ESTEFANIA AGUIRRE-ZAPATA | Crop protection | Best Researcher Award

PhD Candidate at  Instituto de Automática, Universidad Nacional de San Juan – CONICET, Argentina

Estefanía Aguirre Z. is a Biomedical Engineer with a Master’s in Automation and Industrial Control from the University Institution ITM in Colombia. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Control Systems Engineering at the Instituto de Automática with dual affiliation to UNJS and CONICET in San Juan, Argentina. Her doctoral research focuses on interpretability and parametric hierarchy in biotechnological process modeling.With a strong background in mathematical modeling, programming, and simulation spanning over four years, Estefanía has contributed significantly to the field of automation and control. She has a wealth of experience as a researcher and professor, specializing in mathematical modeling, estimation, and control of bioprocesses.

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓
🎓 Education:
  • Ph.D. in Control Systems Engineering (Ongoing)
    • Thesis: Interpretability and Parametric Hierarchy in Biotechnological Process Modeling
  • MSc. in Industrial Automation and Control
    • Thesis: State Estimation for Nonlinear Systems with Measurement Delay
  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
    • Degree Work: Design and Development of the MASTER CRAFT MC500 Sterilization Device
🔬 Work and Research Experience:

Researcher and Doctoral Student at INAUT, focusing on mathematical modeling, estimation, and control of bioprocesses. Professor at EADIC, contributing to the master’s degree in biomedical engineering. Technology Appropriation Trainer, conducting workshops on programming, web design, mobile app development, educational robotics, and home automation. Researcher at ITM, involved in state estimation for nonlinear systems with measurement delay. Production Coordinator at DENTOMAT S.A.S., overseeing the manufacture of dental medical devices. Technical Management Assistant at DENTAL X-RAY S.A.S., ensuring compliance with national and international regulations.

Research Focus 🌱🔍

Estefanía Aguirre-Zapata’s research focus lies at the intersection of Mathematical Modeling and Control in Biotechnological and Industrial Processes. Her work delves into innovative areas such as forecasting flight activity of Lobesia botrana, modeling supersaturation in sugar crystallization, and understanding growth kinetics in biological processes. 🌱 Her contributions extend to designing virtual sensors for glucose monitoring in diabetes, emphasizing interpretability in biotechnological models, and exploring control strategies for sugar crystallization. 📊 Estefanía’s commitment to advancing knowledge is evident in her prolific publications, addressing crucial aspects of process modeling and control in diverse fields. 🚀


Publications Top Notes:🌐🔬

AgriTech Innovator Recognition Award

Introduction of AgriTech Innovator Recognition Award:

Welcome to the AgriTech Innovator Recognition Award, a platform that celebrates the pioneers revolutionizing agriculture through technology. This prestigious award acknowledges individuals who have harnessed the power of innovation to propel agriculture into the future. Now, let’s explore the details:


The AgriTech Innovator Recognition Award is open to individuals of all ages who have demonstrated exceptional innovation in agricultural technology. There are no specific age limits, and qualifications encompass a proven track record of leveraging technology to advance the agricultural sector.

Evaluation Criteria:

Entries will be evaluated based on the innovative use of technology in agriculture, the practical application of solutions, and the overall impact on the industry. The jury will prioritize individuals whose technological advancements have resulted in tangible benefits for the agricultural community.

Submission Guidelines:

Nominees are encouraged to submit a comprehensive biography, an abstract outlining their AgriTech innovations, and supporting files that showcase the effectiveness of their technological solutions. Submissions should highlight the nominee’s ability to bridge the gap between technology and agriculture.


Beyond individual recognition, the AgriTech Innovator Recognition Award aims to highlight and promote technological advancements within the broader agricultural community. Winners will receive extensive media coverage to amplify the influence of their AgriTech innovations.

Community Impact:

A core focus of this award is the positive impact on the agricultural community. The jury will assess how the nominee’s AgriTech innovations have contributed to increased efficiency, sustainability, and overall improvement in agricultural practices.