Energy and Climate Change

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The group incorporates faculty members from different engineering disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, chemical, environmental and forest engineering, as well as from the basic sciences, including physics and geophysics.

In addition, faculty members from the EGADE Business School support the issues addressed by the ECC group from the business and economic perspectives. Three general topics are central for our research: efficient use of energy and clean technologies, renewable energy sources and environmental impact related to the energy sector with particular emphasis on climate change and air resources. The faculty members conduct applied research in their areas of interest and seek to establish connections from different technological points of view in order to form the “big picture” of economic and environmental implications.


Research lines

Energy: generation, conversion, transportation and efficiency
• Renewable energy sources: wind, sun and biomass
• Climate change: mitigation, adaptation and environmental benefits

Leader

Alberto Mendoza Domínguez

Core researchers

Alejandro Javier García Cuéllar
Alejandro Montesinos Castellanos
Antonio Flores Tlacuahuac
Armando Rafael Llamas Terrés
Carlos Iván Rivera Solorio
Diego Ernesto Cárdenas Fuentes
Jonathan Carlos Mayo Maldonado 
José Ignacio Huertas Cardozo
José Luis López Salinas
Miguel Ángel Gijón Rivera
Oliver Matthias Probst Oleszewski

Adjunct researchers

Hugo Ramón Elizalde Siller
Mario Guadalupe Francisco Manzano Camarillo

Distinguished researcher

Krishna Deo Prasad Nigam (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi)

RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS

Postdoctoral researchers

Iván Yassmany Hernández Paniagua

Doctoral students

Adrián Israel Torres Rentería
Agustín Pérez-Duarte Carrión
Alejandro Olloqui Muñoz
Alfredo Rafael Izaguirre Alegría
Ana Yael Vanoye García
Araceli Flores Sánchez
Arturo González Flores
Bárbara Arévalo Torres
Carlos Guillermo Webb Balderas
Daniel Fernando Prato Sánchez
Edgar Ricardo Urrutia Goyes
Edson Ramiro Carrillo Torres
Enrique Alfonso López Guajardo
Ernesto Garduño Ramírez
Humberto Ibarra Suárez
Isidro Canales Grajeda
Johana Margarita Carmona García
José Francisco Herbert Acero
Juan Pablo Avilés Arévalo
Karla Elizabeth Treviño Olvera
Leonel Jacob Loera López
Leonel Peña Angeles
Luciano Augusto Gerling Garza
Luis Carlos Valdés Vega
María Daniela Córdova Pizarro
María Delia Gutiérrez Espinosa
María Virginia Sillas Moreno
Michael Daniel Giraldo Galindo
Nallely Alejandrina Carbajal Morón
Omar Erives
Pablo Daniel Tagle Salazar
Ramón Ramírez Tijerina
Roberto Kovacevich Echeverría
Thania Gabriela López García
Thomas James Barthram
Yatziri Rodríguez Guerra
Yuliana Tsunami Almaguer Leal

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
AUTHORS TITLE PUBLICATION
Cárdenas D., Elizalde H., Marzocca P., Probst O., Ramírez R., Toledo J. (2014) The Poly-SAFE method: A Semi-analytical Representation of Finite Element Models Via Nested Polynomial Reduction of Modal Data. Composite Structures, 111, 301-316.
Elizondo J.L., Olloqui A., Rivera M., Macías M.E., Probst O., Micheloud O.M., Rodriguez J. (2014) Model-Based Predictive Rotor Current Control for Grid Synchronization of a DFIG Driven by an Indirect Matrix Converter. IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 2(4), 715-726.
Huertas J.I., Huertas M.E., Cervantes G., Díaz J. (2014) Assessment of the natural sources of particulate matter on the opencast mines air quality. Science of the Total Environment, 493, 1047-1055.
Ibarra-Yunez, A. (2015). “Energy Reform, Governance Changes in the Hydrocarbon Sector and their NAFTA implications after 21 Years.” México. Foro Internacional. Colegio de México. January-March.
Mancilla Y., Herckes P., Fraser M., Mendoza A. (2015) Secondary Organic Aerosol Contributions to PM2.5 in Monterrey, Mexico: Temporal and Seasonal Variation. Atmospheric Research, 153, 348-359.
Serrano-Arellano J., Gijon-Rivera M., Riesco-Ávila J.M., Xamán J., Álvarez G. (2014) Numerical investigation of transient heat and mass transfer by natural convection in a ventilated cavity: Outlet air gap located close to heat source. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 76, 268-278.
• Alejandro J García Cuéllar, Carlos I Rivera Solorio, Gloria M López Navarro, José L López Salinas Solar-Energy Powered Machine for Cooling Ammonia by Absorption. Inventors:MX Patent: 318066. Date issued: 29/01/2014.