Oscar Jaime Restrepo Baena obtained the degree of Mining and Metallurgy Engineer in the School of Mines at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin. He completed the MSc. in Environmental Impact Assessment and the Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials at the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. He completed a post-doctoral stay in the R & D laboratory of the Nubiola Company in Barcelona, Spain, Where he also served as director of Research and Development. He is linked as a Professor in the Department of Materials and Minerals of the School of Mines at Universidad Nacional de Colombia and is a member of the Minerals Institute - CIMEX, where he participates in research projects and he is the head of research in the area of Extractive Metallurgy : Physical-chemical processes associated with the metallurgical industry and coordinator of the Sustainability group in extractive industries. He is part of the Cement and Building Materials Group or Research. He is the author of numerous scientific and academic articles in the area of extractive metallurgy, sustainability in mining and ceramic materials published in high impact international journals, and he has been director of research projects developed with national and international funding. He has directed doctoral, masters and undergraduate thesis carried out in the School of Mines. In the administrative area he has been Editor in chief of Dyna- Colombia Journal.