Dr. Imelda Olague studied Civil Engineering at the University Autonomous of Chihuahua (UACH) and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU). Currently, Dr. Olague is pursuing a second Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at NMSU. She is the institutional liaison between UACH and NMSU supporting academic partnerships and research collaborations. Her research area is in geotextiles composites from plastics and natural fibers. In addition she studies the manufacturing of eco-friendly construction materials. Currently, she is collaborating with the NMSU Department of Industrial Engineering to develop industry-university partnerships and to study the effects of experiential learning on the employability of engineering students.
Dr. Delia Valles-Rosales is Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at New Mexico State University. Delia is originally from Mexico. She received her B.S. from the Instituto Tecnológico de Durango and Ph.D. from New Mexico State University. Her research uses nature to inspire the development of innovative manufacturing processes, new processes of biomass utilization in the plastic industry, and models and algorithms for system optimization in agriculture, industry, and service areas.
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