Product Innovation


We investigate state of the art concepts and generate significant contributions related to the identification of demand from Rapid Growing Markets as well as characterization and application of accelerating technologies for product and process innovations. We also design and create reference models, methodologies and tools for Rapid Product Innovation and Realization. Our group creates and builds conceptual and functional prototypes of products in the areas of advanced manufacturing technologies (micromachines/micro-factories, 3D printers), sustainable technologies (solar energy, smart grids, green houses) as well as bio-medical devices and intelligent robots.

Research lines

Benchmarks, models and methodologies for the integrated development of products, processes and production systems.
• Models, methods, techniques and information technologies for accelerated product development.
• Use of emerging technologies for product development.


Arturo Molina Gutiérrez


Core researchers

David Güemes Castorena
Jorge Armando Cortés Ramírez
Juan Julieta Noguez Monroy
Pedro Ponce Cruz
Rafael Batres Prieto


Adjunct researchs

Carlos Téllez Martínez
Gildardo Sánchez Ante
José Martín Molina Espinosa
Miguel Jesús Ramírez Cadena


Doctoral students

Abel Chávez Morales
Daniel Rodrigo Ramírez Rebollo
Dante Chavarría Barrientos
David Christopher Balderas Silva
Edna Lorena Murcia Carrillo
Eduardo Torres Sánchez
Francisco Javier Pereda Gómez
Héctor Mauricio Moreno
Iván Salvador Villanueva Rosas
Jhonattan Miranda Mendoza
Luis Miguel Ibarra Moyers
Manuel Alejandro Trejo Letechipia
Mario Rojas Hernández
Rogelio de la Garza Giacomán

Hiram Ponce, Pedro Ponce and Arturo Molina 2105, The development of an artificial organic networks toolkit for LabVIEW J. Comput. Chem. 2015, 36, 478–492. DOI: 10.1002/jcc.23818
Pedro Ponce, Arturo Molina, Hector Bastida, Brian MacCleery 2015, Real-time hardware ANN-QFT robust controller for reconfigurable micro-machine tool The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2015, 1-20, Springer London.
Roberto Pérez, Arturo Molina and Miguel Ramirez 2014, An Integrated View to Design Reconfigurable Micro/Meso-Scale CNC Machine Tools J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. 136(3), 031003 (Mar 26, 2014), Paper No: MANU-12-1220; doi: 10.1115/1.4025405
Arturo Molina, Hiram Ponce, Pedro Ponce, Guillermo Tello, Miguel Ramírez 2014, Artificial hydrocarbon networks fuzzy inference systems for CNC machines position controller The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, June 2014, Volume 72, Issue 9-12, pp 1465-1479
Arturo Molina, Pedro Ponce, Miguel Ramirez, Gildardo Sanchez-Ante 2014, Designing a S2-Enterprise (Smart x Sensing) Reference Model, Collaborative Systems for Smart Networked Environments IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology Volume 434, 2014, pp 384-395.
Osorio, J., Romero, D. ; Betancur, M. ; Molina, A. 2014, Design for sustainable mass-customization: Design guidelines for sustainable mass-customized products, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ICE) 2014 International ICE Conference on, 23-25 June, pp. 1 – 9, INSPEC Accession Number: 14516645, Bergamo, DOI: 10.1109/ICE.2014.6871560, Publisher: IEEE