Prof. Ciro Rodríguez holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin (1989) and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University (1997). He worked in the automotive and machine tool industry. He was Staff Engineer at the Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing in the USA. He is Visiting Scientist at the Osteoengineering Lab of The Ohio State University (2016 to 2018).
He is currently Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Advances Materials at Tecnológico de Monterrey. He leads the research group in advanced manufacturing. His research interests include additive manufacturing, micromanufacturing, tissue engineering and technology innovation. His academic production includes two books, more than 52 journal articles and 7 issued patents. He has graduated 7 Ph.D. students and 40 M.S. students. He has been Principal Investigator of various research projects with funding from government agencies and industry, with total awards exceeding $ 2.5 million USD. He is member of the National System of Researchers (CONACyT) with Level 2.
Prof. Rodríguez has given invited lectures and courses in Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, USA, Italy, Venezuela and Mexico. He has been visiting scientist and teacher in Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Spain, USA, Italy, and Portugal.