Acevedo-Mascarúa, Joaquín


Joaquín Acevedo is the Regional Dean for the School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnologico de Monterrey, since 2017, in charge of the operations of the School in the Monterrey Region, comprising the Laguna, Monterrey and Saltillo Campi. He was member of the National Research Network (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores-SNI) for several years, with more than 30 publications in national and international journals in the areas of Process Modeling, Simulation and Optimization, energy efficient processes and the use of alternative fuels in chemical and manufacturing processes. He has applied for five patents, three have been awarded and two published. He has also worked with national and international companies such as BASF, Henkel, British Petroleum, Ternium, among many others, in the areas of process development and optimization, and environmental assessments. He joined Tecnologico de Monterrey in 1990, where he served as Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering (2002-2006), Director of the Center for Environmental Quality (2006-2006) and for the office of the School of Engineering at Monterrey Campus (2006-2012) as Division Head, Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies, and Director of Academic Programs. He then moved to Universidad Tecmilenio where he work for the Academic Provost office as Director of Academic Programs (2012-2014), returning to Tecnologico de Monterrey to work for the Academic Provost office as Director of the Faculty Development office (2014-2017). He obtained his B.S. degree and a M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey in 1987 and 1990, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College, London, in 2006.
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