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Collaboration with Monterrey Tec, Toluca Campus, in Engineering and Geosciences


- Released on Feb 04, 2011

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 International Affairs organized and hosted the visit to Texas A&M.