Dr. Trigos Salazar has published broadly on areas related to the sustainable use of quantitative tools to maximize corporate performance. His research interests range from business analytics, industrial and corporate statistics, simulation and math programming, to economic engineering, corporate finance, and investments. He is a member of the SNI (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores), Level 1, Conacyt, and he is also a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.
In the corporate field, he served as Director of Organizational Engineering and Director of Development of the Organization Gates Rubber Mexico, where his team qualified for the final stage of Charles C. Gates award; a major international award for teamwork and best practice. Professor Trigos has also acted as a consultant for companies including Aventis Pharma, Interjet, and Banco Azteca.
In addition to his teaching activity at EGADE Business School, Professor Trigos has held several managerial roles at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Director of Research and Graduate Programs, Director of the Doctoral Program in Industrial Engineering, Director of the Masters in Industrial Engineering, and Director of the international bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering. He has also been the academic advisor for student teams that have obtained first and third places in the International Software Simulation Competition organized by the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the Rockwell Software.