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Scientific Collaborations with UNAM: A Framework for Successful Engagement

Dr. Ernesto E. Marinero
Professor of Engineering Practice, School of Chemical Engineering and School of Materials Engineering
Purdue University

Scientific research in Mexico is conducted in leading academic institutions and research centers. Prominent amongst the academic institutions is the National University of Mexico (UNAM) with whom I have been associated over the last 10 years in various roles, including that of External Scientific Evaluator of an University Program on Nanotechnology (PUNTA) and as on-going PhD co-advisor of several students. In my presentation, the elements responsible for my successful engagement with UNAM will be emphasized to facilitate the creation of a framework for future successful interactions between Purdue and Mexican Institutions.

Biographical Information

Ernesto E. Marinero joined Purdue University in February 2013 after a successful industrial research career at both the IBM Almaden Research Center and at the Hitachi San Jose Research Center in California. His research experience in both fundamental and applied science has been gained through appointments in Europe and the USA. This includes the Max Planck Institute in Gottingen, Germany; Stanford University, California. He obtained his B.Sc. and his Ph.D. from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Professor Marinero has effectively leveraged his research in industry through Joint Study Agreements between his laboratory and Universities as well as the National Laboratories. He has been the Principal Investigator of 26 research projects with academic and research institutions in the USA, Europe and Latin America. His scientific work has resulted in 126 refereed journal publications as well as numerous patents in the USA (50 granted and 10 pending), Asia (32) and Europe (15) patents. His inventions have been utilized in IBM’s and Hitachi’s products.