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Jaime Bonilla Ríos, Ph.D.
"Innovaction Gym: Un Ecosistema para la Innovación en la Universidad"
Tecnológico de Moneterrey, México

Chemistry Undergraduate Degree by Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus; Masters in Chemical Engineering by Rice University and Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Engineering, with emphasis on polymers, by Texas A&M University. Started his career as a professor in Tecnológico in León Campus. Jaime Bonilla is currently the Dean of Engineering and Information Technology, Monterey Campus; Professor in Chemical Engineering and Mechanics, and affiliated researcher to the Center of Innovation in Design and Technology. Among other charges: Alumni relations director and the Center of life and Career in Tecnológico de Monterrey; Director of Research and Extension, Director of Extension and linkage and Director of Career Degree in Chemistry in Monterrey Campus. Worked in Fina Oil and Chemical Co, in Houston, Texas; and has molten as Visiting Scholar in Rice University. Has been Consultant for HYLSAMEX, Nemak, US Motors, Vidriera Monterrey, Alcali Industries S.A., Manufacturing and Process S.A., CYDSA and TOTAL Petrochemicals, among others. LACCEI President(Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions, President of Global Engineering Deans Council Latinoamérican Chapter (GEDC-Latam) of 2012-2014, and member of the Nuevo León Software Council. Has participated in the Chemistry Society of Mexico, Society of Plastics Engineers, Society of Rheology and was a member of the Committee on Project Review FOMIX (Fondos Mixtos del Gobierno del Estado de Nuevo León). As a researcher, Dr. Bonilla has focused in the generation of knowledge in his area of expertise. Has been a principal advisor of 19 master thesis, 2 doctorate thesis and 3 doctorate thesis in process. Has published articles in conference proceedings and International journals. Moreover, has collaborated with researchers from Applied Chemistry Center (Saltillo, Coah. México), Rice University (Houston, USA), the University of Technology of Hamburg-Harburg (Germany), Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria and University of Houston.

Luciano Castillo, Ph.D.
"Wind Energy - The Case for the Economic Growth and Sustainable Future of the Caribbean Islands and Latin America"

Don-Kay-Clay Cash Distinguished Engineering Chair
Texas Tech University, U.S.A

Graduado de Ingeniería Mecánica por State University of New York en Buffalo, Nueva York y Doctorado en Ingeniería Mecánica en State University of New York en Buffalo, Nueva York.Ha sido profesor en distintas universidades como Indiana Insitute of Technology, State University of New York, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute por mencionar alguna de ellas. Actualmente forma parte de Don-Kay-Clay Cash Distinguished Engineering Chair en Energía Eólica como profesor del Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica de Texas Tech University. En el ámbito de investigación, el Dr. Castillo ha sido asesor principal de 12 tesis de maestría, 2 tesis de maestría en progreso, 12 tesis doctorales y 4 tesis doctorales en progreso. Asimismo, ha sido autor de diversos libros y capítulos de libros además de publicar artículos en memorias de conferencias y en journals internacionales. Algunos de las actividades de liderago que ha realizado son la Creación del Campus Wide Leadership en Texas Tech University, ser cofundador deTexas Fluid Dynamics Conference, promover el STEM en la comunidad hispana, fundador y líder del Programa de Diversidad en RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), entre otras.

Miguel J. Escala, Ed.E.
Leading while facing the Grand Challenges in Engineering Education

Dr. Escala Figueredo is Executive Director of the Institute for University Management and Leadership (IGLU, for its acronym in Spanish), a certification almost 30 years old with more than 20,000 leaders completing the program. with Dr. José Carlos Quadrado he developed an IGLU certification specialized for engineering, IGLU-Ingenierías for professional development of deans and directors of engineering programs. In his role as Caribbean Region Vice President of the Greater Caribbean Regional Engineering Accreditation System (GCREAS), he was instrumental in developing this quality and accreditation system , for which he won the LACCEI Academic Merit Medal. He has a Doctorate in Education from Pennsylvania State University, a Postgraduate diploma in Educational Psychology from the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), and graduated in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo. He was Rector of INTEC from 2005 to 2011, when he launched the Science-Engineering-Math (CIM) outreach project for middle schools. He is the founding chairman of the Scientific, Technological and Innovation Pole of the Northwest of Santo Domingo, an organization that brings together 17 institutions linked to research and technological innovation. He was Vice President for the Caribbean of the Organization of American University and Vice President of the Dominican Association of University Rectors. He served as consultant in the Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic, and in the Ministry of Education of Costa Rica. His research interest center on education and development of human resources. His book Supervising Schools for Development won de National Didactic Award in the Dominican Republic.