Carlos Francisco Cruz Fierro, PhD
He got his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering at Instituto Tecnologico de Durango, earning the “Ing. José Gutiérrez Osornio” Medal of Academic Merit. During his undergraduate studies, he participated in several national academic events, including the 4th National Basic Science Contest held in 1996 in Cancun, where he was awarded Third Place in Basic Science.
In 2000 he received a scholarship from CONACYT (the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology) for graduate studies abroad, and enrolled in the Master of Science program in Chemical Engineering at Oregon State University (U.S.A.). While at OSU, he was President of the Chemical Engineering Graduate Students. When finished his MS, he was given the “Schulein Oustanding Graduate Student” Award, given annually by the Chemical Engineering Department.
He decided to further his graduate studies at OSU, earning in 2005 the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chemical Engineering. As part of his doctoral studies, he earns minors in Math and Mechanical Engineering.
Afterwards, he returned to Mexico to join the Faculty at ITD under the repatriation program of CONACYT. Currently, he is at the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. He also provides assistance to the Science Department, as advisor in Math, Physics, and Chemistry to the ITD students participating in the National Basic Science Contests.
Some of his relevant academic activities have included:
- Chairman and General Coordinator of the Chemical Engineering International Symposium 2007.
- Research Candidate (2007-2009) in CONACYT's National Researcher Registry (SNI, Sistema Nacional de Investigadores), 2007/2009.
- President of the Chemical Engineering Graduate Faculty Council at ITD (2006-06/2008-06).
- Secretary of the Chemical Engineering Graduate Faculty Council at ITD (2011-02/2012-07).
- Secretary of the Environmental Systems Graduate Faculty Council at ITD (2012-08/2014-07).
- Secretary of the Biochemical Engineering Faculty at ITD (2017-08 to date).
Professional memberships include:
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Senior Member)
- American Chemical Society (Member)
- Instituto Mexicano de Ingenieros Químicos (Member)
- The Planetary Society (Mariner Member)
His professional interests include simulation, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, application of non-conventional forces and fields in chemical processing, and partial differential equations of mathematical physics.
Further information in my Résumé.