dr. C.A. Casiano Flores (César)

Assistant Professor

About Me

My name is Cesar Casiano Flores, and I am an assistant professor in the Department of Technology, Policy and Society, within the Section of Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM) at the University of Twente. Prior to this, I   worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Public Governance Institute (PGI) and the Spatial Application Division Leuven (SADL) in KU Leuven. My area of expertise lies in the governance of environmental and digital policies to achieve Sustainable Development Goals in urban areas. I have conducted research and published papers on various topics of interest, including: Wastewater treatment policies, Climate change adaptation, Climate-sensitive cities transition, Circular economy, Land policy, Urban mobility, Disruptive tecnologies, Smart cities, Geospatial (open) data and European Interoperability. 

I have coordinated and conducted research in Europe, Latin America, and Africa as part of various projects such as Horizon, Interreg, and the European Commission. I am an expert in UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab, and I have evaluated grant applications and projects in climate change as a European Commission expert. Also, I am a Mexican Researchers System SNI 1 member and an editorial board member of Nature Partner Journals, Urban Sustainability, Urban Planning, and Vivienda y Comunidades Sustentables.

Throughout my career, I have been honoured to receive some awards. Below is a list of some of them:

-Geospatial World Excellence Award 2021 for projects granted to the its4land consortium 

-Grant acquisition: Member of the ODECO Consortium, Towards a Sustainable Data Open Data Ecosystem-ODECO, ETN H2020 (2021 - 2025) European Union Horizon 2020
- Member of the National Research System SNI 1 (2021 - 2024), CONACYT
- Postdoctoral Mandate Grant (2019 - 2020), KU Leuven
- Postdoctoral research grant (2018 - 2019), CONACYT
- Member of the National Research System Candidate (2017 - 2020), CONACYT
- Grant for Ph.D. research (2012 - 2016), CONACYT
- Graduated with honours for research topic and second best student in my generation (2008) Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Estado de Mexico
- Grant for master studies, CONACYT
- Bachelor, International Relations Best Student Award, Generation (2006), Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP)
- Magna Cum Laude Graduation Honours (2006), Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP)
- TELMEX grant for outstanding grades (2001 - 2005), Telefonos de Mexico
- Dean’s List Member (2001 - 2003), Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP)
- Award for best student (2001), International Relations student’s board, UDLA-P

UT Research Information System

Google Scholar Link

Affiliated Study Programmes


Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.

Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 1242
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

Navigate to location

Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  1242
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Social Media