Industrial and Systems Engineering
Biographyis a graduate PhD student in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and Teaching/Research Assistant (GTA/GRA) in the Center of Advanced Systems Research and Education (CASRE) in the department of ISE. He received his M.S. degree in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia; and his B.S. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico.
Prior to joining UT, he served during six years as the Dean of the Industrial and Systems Engineering undergraduate program at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.
As a PhD student, he is interested in the application of optimization and statistical data analysis models to address energy efficiency and decision-making in manufacturing production systems to reduce costs and carbon footprint emissions. His dissertation is oriented to integrating renewable energy on-site generation in production scheduling decisions for manufacturing applications. His most recent works, in collaboration with his research peers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, assess the Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR)-CO2 capture and sequestration market, natural gas consumption forecasting, clean coal technologies for power generation, optimization of renewable technologies in power markets, and energy utilization and efficiency in manufacturing.