Federico Luis Miguel

Federico Luis Miguel
Argentina
Federico is studying Material Science at Saarland University in Germany. He earned a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering at Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, Argentina. For his doctorate, Federico is working in the field of electrical contacts. His research goal is to design, produce, characterize and test a novel nanostructured composite material with functionalized properties.

 

 
Diego Miguel Said Schicchi

Diego Miguel Said Schicchi
Argentina
Diego will start in January 2013 his Ph.D. in Heat treatment titled "Influence of segregations on heat treatment simulation" at the Universität Bremen in Germany. He obtained his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional - Facultad Regional Buenos Aires and his Master of Science in Simulation and Control at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, both in Argentina. His Ph.D. research objective will be developing a model to estimate plastic deformations and critical conditions for crack initiation depending on the grade of the segregation.

 

 
Carlos Eduardo Castaño Londoño

Carlos Eduardo Castaño Londoño
Colombia
Carlos is pursuing his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the US. He received both his Bachelor of Engineering Physics and his Master of Science in Processes and Materials Engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. The main objective of Carlos’s doctoral research is to develop cerium-based conversion coatings (CeCCs) on Mg alloys (AZ91D and AZ31B), Al alloys and galvanized steels to provide corrosion protection and prepare the surfaces for further polymer coatings.

 

 
Edwin Ortega

Edwin Ortega
Colombia
Edwin is studying Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in the US. Prior to enrolling in his Ph.D. program he received a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering at the Universidad de América in Colombia. The work Edwin is doing for his Ph.D. has the objective of taking Sigma logs method a step further by allowing the identification of in-situ fluids, porosity, and filtrate invasion depth through the use of multiple neutron and gamma-ray detectors. The method under development has the potential to allow for real-time estimation of permeability using logs, an elusive target in the history of the oil industry.

 

 
Poetro Sambegoro

Poetro Sambegoro
Indonesia
Poetro is pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US, where he also obtained his Master in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to enrolling at MIT, Poetro received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia. Poetro’s work is focused on investigating the near-field thermal radiative heat transfer in nanometer-scale gaps with the objective of understanding how heat is actually transferred.

 

 
Andrea Cabrero Vilatela

Andrea Cabrero Vilatela
Mexico
Andrea received her Master of Science in Micro & Nanotechnology Enterprise at the University of Cambridge in the UK, where she will also pursue her Ph.D. Before enrolling at Cambridge, Andrea obtained her Bachelor of Physics Engineering at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. Andrea’s research project will focus on the synthesis of graphene-based materials and in particular, will involve novel in-situ metrology to probe the atomic level mechanisms that govern the growth and device behavior of these nanomaterials in realistic process environments.

 

 
Arturo Eduardo Cerón López

Arturo Eduardo Cerón López
Mexico
Arturo received his Master of Science in Mechanical & Production Engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan and will continue his Ph.D. studies there. Prior to enrolling the Tokyo Institute of Technology, he obtained his Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering at the Universidad de Monterrey in Mexico. Arturo’s research project is focused on the improvement of state of the art robotics middleware by providing other kind of services that will accelerate the development process of intelligent service robot applications.

 

 
Juan Manuel Domínguez Olivo

Juan Manuel Domínguez Olivo
Mexico
Juan Manuel is pursuing his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at Ohio University in the US. He received his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba in Mexico. The research Juan Manuel is conducting focuses on H2S corrosion electrochemistry. In this study, cell experiments are conducted to investigate the electrochemistry of mild steel corrosion in N2 or CO2 purged solutions with low partial pressure of H2S.

 

 
Ofelia del Carmen Hernández Negrete

Ofelia del Carmen Hernández Negrete
Mexico
Ofelia is studying Materials Engineering at University of Sheffield in UK. She obtained her Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico de Parral and her Master of Science in Materials at the Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados S.C (CIMAV) in México. Ofelia’s Ph.D. research is focused on the design of oxidation resistant silica or silica and alumina forming intermetallic alloys that will form part of a graded bond coat for Nb-Silicide based alloys.

 

 
Rafael Alejandro López Rodríguez

Rafael Alejandro López Rodríguez
Mexico
Rafael is studying for his doctorate in Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at the University of Manchester in the UK. Previously he obtained his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya and his Bachelor of Industrial Chemical Engineering at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatan in Mexico. The aims of his research are to analyze the sedimentation of sodium chloride crystals in the fluids used in pipelines and to modify the operating conditions of the fluids commonly used in this equipment in order to improve this process.

 

 
Ken Morales Higa

Ken Morales Higa
Mexico
Ken is pursuing his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at McGill University in Canada, where he also obtained his Master of Science in Engineering. Before moving to Canada, he received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Industrial Engineering at the Tec de Monterrey, Estado de Mexico, in Mexico. One of the main objectives of his Ph.D. research project is to extend existing knowledge regarding heat transfer, steel flows and turbulence in both round and square billet casters, through the development and selection of appropriate Submerged Entry Nozzle (SEN) designs, operating conditions and mold fluxes so as to better control the operation and help solve the operating problems related to the continuous casting of steel.

 

 
Daniel Zavala Araiza

Daniel Zavala Araiza
Mexico
Daniel is studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in the US. He obtained his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. For his Ph.D. Daniel is doing research focused on analyzing the air pollution and environmental impacts of oil and gas production in the Barnett Shale region in Texas.

 

 
Nelson Perozo Baptista

Nelson Perozo Baptista
Venezuela
After obtaining his Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering at Technische Universität Clausthal in Germany, Daniel enrolled in the doctoral program at the same university. Before moving to Germany, he received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira (UNET) in Venezuela. The topic of his Ph.D. studies is “Experimental investigation on coiled tubing materials under extreme load conditions”. This work includes the assembling of a testing frame to test coiled tubing under internal pressure, bending, axial load and torsion forces.

 
 

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