Jose Taha-Tijerina

University of MonterreyMexico

José Jaime Taha Tijerina was born in Monterrey, Mexico, where he concluded his bachelor studies in Mechanical Engineering at Universidad de Monterrey (UdeM) in 2001. In 2004, he concluded his M.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas – Pan American (UTPA), where he was a member of Dr. Karen Lozano’s Nanotechnology research group. From 2004 to 2014 he was a member of the Applied Technology Center at GE Energy, where he performed diverse activities following the New Product Introduction (NPI) methodology. He has wide experience in leadership, planning, development and maintenance of diverse set of R&D and cost-reduction projects. In 2013, he obtained his PhD in Materials Science from the Materials Science and NanoEngineering (MSNE) department at Rice University, under Dr. Pulickel M. Ajayan advisement. From 2014 he is a member of the Advanced Structures Group in Metalsa, where he is the Materials Research Coordinator. He is an author of diverse technical papers, in congresses and specialized journals. His current research interest focusses on the synthesis and characterization of nanofluids for energy/thermal management, nanocomposites for tribology applications, materials for automotive industry.

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