Research Interests/ Current projects

Production planning models considering multiple crtieria and resource types.

Scheduling in parallel resources considering operations flexibility and machine deterioration.

Supplier selection and allocation models that consider risk and variability.

Characterization of contingency systems for manufacturing and logistic organizations.

Regional Multi-Country logistics modeling.

Modeling of closed loop logistic systems for modular products.


Research Awards, Scholarships, and Grants

- Facultad de Administracion de Empresas Summer Research Grant, UPRRP (2010-2019).
- Visiting Scholar at Waseda University (2019).
- Google MURA Grant, Supply Chain Modeling for the Ara Platform (2015).
- Fulbright Aalto University Distinguished Chair, Helsinki Finland (2014)
- Promoteo Scholarship, SENESCYT Ecuador (2013-2014).
- Visiting Researcher at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia (2012).
- Fulbright Scholar Award. Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Quito Ecuador (2010).
- College of Business Center for Hispanic Entrepreneurship Fellow, UTEP (2008-2009).
- Best Paper in Conference Award - Southeastern InfORMS (2008).
- UTEP College of Business Summer Research Grant (2006-2010)
- UTEP College of Business Research Award. Production and Operations Management Area (2006).
- Best Paper Award. Operations Management Track. 34th Annual Meeting of WDSI (2005).
- NASA Small Technology Transfer Grant (2001-2002).
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science/ NSF Short Term Visit to Japan Fellowship (2001).
- UTEP Research Institute Grant. (2000-2001).
- Florida Gulf Coast University Summer Research Grant (1998-1999).
- NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program at the Kennedy Space Center (1998-1999).