Alejandra De La Cruz Mora, MSc.

Prof. Alejandra is a Natural Resources Biotechnology Engineer (2019) from the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering with a mention in Quality and Productivity (2022) from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She currently serves as Laboratory Coordinator and Professor in the Biotechnology Program at the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana in Guayaquil.

Her experience and knowledge have positioned her as an active member of the Research Group in Biotechnology Applications (GIAB), where she contributes her expertise as Director for the project: “Physicochemical and microbiological characterization of artisanal beers produced in Ecuador”.

Throughout her professional career, she has actively participated in research and development projects in the field of applied sciences to biological resources for both private companies and the public sector, with a focus on optimizing biotechnological processes to obtain high-value-added services and products.

Marcelo García Ph.D.

Marcelo García is a Ph.D. from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Medellín – Colombia), Master in Transmission and Distribution Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Master in Energy Management from Universidad Técnica de Cotopaxi (Latacunga – Ecuador), Electrical Engineer graduated from Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (Quito – Ecuador), has been associated researcher at Instituto Nacional de Eficiencia Energética y Energía 

Renovables del Ecuador (INER), member of the Research Group on Smart Grids (GIREI) – UPS, has generated several publications indexed in scopus, has been a reviewer of scientific articles in different indexed journals, principal investigator in several projects within the GIREI group, associate researcher in the T&I Group (transmission and distribution) of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Micro-grids, is Professor and Researcher at the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, current area of interest is the solution of problems associated with energy management and demand response in smart micro-grids

Néstor Diego Rivera Campoverde, Ph.D.

Néstor is Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, obtained a master’s degree in automotive systems from the National Polytechnic School. 

He is currently an Industrial Technician in automotive mechanics and an Automotive Mechanical Engineer at Salesian Polytechnic University. He serves as the Coordinator of the Research Line on Energy Efficiency and Environmental Pollution in the Transportation Engineering Research Group, Salesian Polytechnic University. He is also a member of the Machine Engineering Division at the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineers. His work focuses on the application of machine learning for estimating pollutant emissions from mobile sources and their impact on air quality, as well as assessing the influence of various factors on the performance and emissions of pollutants from different modes of transportation. Currently, he is a Mentor of the Student Chapter of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Franklin I. Kuonquí Gaínza, MSc.

Franklin is a distinguished engineer and educator whose academic journey has been defined by innovation and excellence. Graduating from ESPOL with a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication in 2012, then he went on to earn a Master’s degree in Industrial Automation and Control in 2016, at the same university. Franklin’s research prowess is exemplified by his engineering degree thesis, which explored the comparative analysis of automatic control systems for interconnected vessel plants. This foundational work delved into system modeling, identification, and control methodologies, laying the groundwork for his subsequent contributions to the field.

His Master’s thesis, focusing on the design of a model reference adaptive controller, further solidified his reputation as a pioneering researcher. Utilizing LaTeX for his report, Franklin not only presented groundbreaking findings but also developed a TEX class for the master’s program, ensuring the dissemination of knowledge for future scholars.

Transitioning seamlessly into academia, Franklin served as a full-time lecturer and assistant for the automatic control lab at ESPOL from 2014 to 2016 before assuming a full-time professorship until 2020. Also, since 2018 joined UPS as an assistant professor and researcher.

Franklin’s mentorship has been instrumental in shaping the academic landscape. Tutoring more than 20 bachelor’s and 5 master’s final projects, predominantly centered on automatic control systems.

Darío Huilcapi Subía, MSc.

Darío is a 42-year-old professional with an outstanding career in the educational and technological field. For more than 14 years he has worked as a teacher at the Salesian Polytechnic University, where he has left a significant mark in the training of future engineers in Computer Systems. With a solid academic background, Darío is a Computer Systems Engineer with postgraduate studies at the Monterrey Institute of Technology, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Engineering. In addition, he complemented his education with a Master in Higher Education, highlighting his commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.

His dedication and passion for technology have led him to collaborate in various higher education institutions, in private enterprise and in numerous technology projects throughout his career. As a Cisco Academy Instructor, he has been awarded the “Instructor Excellence Advanced Level Award” in 2023, recognizing his outstanding work in the training of professionals in the area of networking and communications. With extensive professional experience in data center management and specialization in security analytics, he also has multiple courses in cybersecurity and ISO standards. His high sense of responsibility and commitment to technological development make him a reference in his field. Darío Huilcapi Subía is a committed, passionate and highly qualified professional whose dedication has left a lasting mark in the educational and technological field.

Marcelo Xavier Estrella Guayasamin Ph.D.

Marcelo is an automotive engineer with an outstanding academic and professional career. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, obtained at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 2020, as well as a Master’s Degree in Automotive Engineering Sciences at the same institution in 2014. In addition, he holds a Higher Diploma in Automotive Autotronics. 

Throughout his career, he has held teaching roles in several institutions, giving lectures related to automotive electricity, injection systems, and internal combustion engines, among others. In addition, he has accumulated experience for more than 20 years in the automotive sector as owner-manager of the automotive maintenance center Mega Service, demonstrating skills in troubleshooting, engine repair, and customer service.

His commitment to education and research in the field of automotive engineering has led him to participate in congresses and refresher courses, demonstrating a constant search for knowledge and professional improvement. Currently, he is a full-time research professor in the Automotive Engineering career at the Salesian Polytechnic University in Guayaquil, which drives innovation and excellence in automotive engineering, addressing the most relevant challenges of the industry and contributing to the development of advanced technological solutions that promote more efficient and sustainable mobility.