Gabriela Medero, Heriot-Watt University / Kenoteq
Gabriela Medero
Professor and Associate Principal at Heriot-Watt University Chief Scientific Officer of Kenoteq
Heriot-Watt University / Kenoteq

Prof Gabriela Medero is a Professor in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. She is a civil engineer and has been developing innovative building materials made from recycled waste for over 20 years. She has a vast experience understanding the thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of materials from micro- (product unit) to macro-scale (sample infrastructure); with an emphasis on resource efficiency and carbon reductions. Gabi is the inventor of the K-Briq and her research has led to the spinout company Kenoteq to be formed. The K-Briq is a construction brick made of over 90% recycled waste and less than 10% of embodied carbon in comparison with fired clay bricks. Gabi is the Head of the Geotechnics and Innovative Construction Materials Research Group and Heriot-Watt and the Hydro Nation Chair Research Leader Fellow working on eliminating carbon emissions from infrastructure.