Faculty of Impact
Our professors are key players in the change of paradigm in national and international education by impacting the lives of their students and society. They create active learning environments and find challenges to be the trigger to shape disciplinary and transversal competencies in our students by acting as guides in the transfer of this knowledge into real contexts. In addition, they stay updated and linked to their practice and work with different disciplines.
Faculty of Impact
Ana Elena Mallet Cárdenas
Professor and independent curator
Ana Elena Mallet Cárdenas is a curator. She has served as advisor, advisor, deputy director, coordinator, head of conservation and other positions in some of the most important cultural spaces in Mexico, such as the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Museo Soumaya, among others. At the international level, she is a member of the MoMA (New York) Architecture and Design Acquisitions Committee and has collaborated with museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Author of two books, she directed the first contemporary fashion exhibition in Mexico, has been in charge of creating the digital memory of contemporary Mexican art since 1985, and has participated in projects such as the Roma Condesa Cultural Corridor.
Professor and collaborator of the Tecnológico de Monterrey’s Citizen Urbanism area
Dr. Ponce has focused on research projects related to public policies on land use and transportation, social segmentation of urban space, and smart cities. In his academic career, he has a doctorate in Urban Information Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a master's degree in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and a bachelor's degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
In his professional career, he has served as a research assistant in the Future Mobility project between MIT and the government of Singapore. He also served as Director of the Geostatistics Area and Deputy General Director of Public Opinion Research at the Office of the Presidency of the Republic.
Cynthia Mayté Villarreal Garza
Director of Clinic Oncology at the Breast Cancer Center, TecSalud
Dr. Cynthia Mayté Villarreal Garza is dedicated to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. In addition to her medical career, she is adjunct researcher, director of the Joven & Fuerte [Young & Strong] program, and head of the Alerta Rosa [Pink Alert] program for Asociación MILC (Médicos e Investigadores en la Lucha Contra el Cáncer de Mama), and the Genetic Counseling Program for Breast Cancer Risk.
Profesor at the Department of Media and Digital Culture
Chief Mastering Engineer at Foothill Digital and TuckerSound New York. Adjunct Professor at New York University (NYU) Steinhardt, Music Technology Program, Chair and Professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Tucker started his professional audio career in New York in 1971. He recorded and mastered for Vanguard Records as a staff engineer in the late 1970s. He was also chief recording and mastering engineer for Platinum/Chess Records in Englewood, New Jersey. His career in New York includes studio and mastering work for all labels from 1971 through the present.
Tucker has recorded and mastered more than 3500 albums. He is certified by Apple "Mastered-For-iTunes" program, and is advisor to the Audio Engineering Society, New York Section. His albums and studios have won multiple Grammy awards and nominations.
Luz María Martínez Calderón
Research Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Nanotechnology
Dr. Luz María Martínez is a Research Professor of Tecnológico de Monterrey at the Department of Chemistry and Nanotechnology, in Monterrey, Mexico. In addition to teaching, she leads a research group, has supervised over 30 thesis projects for undergraduate and graduate students and her scientific contributions are published in selected journals such as Journal of Chemical Education, Thermochimica Acta, Biopolymers, Nature, among others.
She is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry at Rice University. She has been a member of the steering committee of the Consejo Nacional de la Enseñanza de las Ciencias Químicas A.C. (CONAECQ) and is a member of the AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) and the ACS (American Chemical Society). She has also worked in the industrial sector in companies such as VITRO.
National Director of Entrepreneurship
Jan Rehak is a Slovakian professor and researcher, as well as a consultant and mentor for the high-impact business incubator of the Eugenio Garza Lagüera Entrepreneurship Institute. He is a member of the Research Group on Strategic Approach to Entrepreneurship and is part of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor research teams in Querétaro and Slovakia.
In the Mexican private sector, he participates in the TeraSigma venture capital fund, while in Slovakia he has been a consultant for SMEs and directed an NGO.