Collaboration with Monterrey Tec, Toluca Campus in Engineering and Geosciences
- Released on Nov 15, 2010
An initial contact with Dr. Marcos Serrato, the Director of Research and Graduate Studies at the Toluca Campus of the Technological Institute of Monterrey (Monterrey Tec) during this year’s faculty abroad seminar in Mexico blossomed into an invitation from that campus for Texas A&M Professor Wei Zhan (Mechanical Engineering) to visit them in August, followed by a return visit to Texas A&M by Dr. Serrato and Dr. José Ignacio Huertas, Director of an automotive research institute at that Toluca campus. While here they held conversations about research interests with faculty in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, the Materials Science and Engineering Program, Atmospheric Sciences, and Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, as well as with staff of the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI). The outcomes of these visits include work on a program to exchange faculty and doctoral students with the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and work on a potential partnership with TTI in emissions testing, among other ideas. The Mexico Center facilitated the initial contacts with Dr. Serrato and the Office for Latin American Programs organized and hosted the visit to Texas A&M.