My name is Luis Marcelo Lozano Sánchez, and I was born in the city of León, Gto., On September 24, 1987.
I completed a degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Guanajuato, finishing my studies on a Friday in June 2010. The following Monday, i.e., 3 days later, I was installed in San Luis Potosí starting a summer program of scientific research at the Institute for Scientific and Technological Research of San Luis Potosi (IPICYT). There I got involved within a project with nanomaterials, which became my subject thesis during the following year.
Right there at IPICYT, in August 2011, I started a master's degree in Nanosciences and Materials, during which I had the opportunity to complete two research stays in South Korea, working with the synthesis of nanoparticles. My thesis defense was on August 16, 2013 (I remember perfectly), because the first day I should be in Monterrey to start my Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences at Tecnológico de Monterrey, in which I was accepted a couple of months before, was the previous Monday (August 12). So, I arrived a week late. In fact, I did not have much time to celebrate the obtention of my master's degree, because one day later, that Saturday 17, I had to be boarding the bus from San Luis Potosí to Monterrey, on a journey of about 7 hours. On that trip, I carried with me my all-in bet to my dreams and professional aspirations.
I studied my Ph.D. by gaining experience in projects of technological development linked to companies, and international research stays in Spain and the United States, including a micro- and nano-manufacturing workshop at MIT. I finished my Ph.D. in the summer of 2017, and immediately joined Tecnológico de Monterrey as a project specialist, and then as a Postdoctoral Researcher, conducting parallel postdoctoral research at MIT.
AT MIT, I have participated in projects related to polymers of high thermal conductivity. These projects have allowed me to participate in high-level international conferences, such as MRS in Boston (2018 and 2019), and in programs for creating startups through the I-Corps program.