Prior to being part of the faculty of Engineering at Arkansas State University Campus Queretaro, Dr. Ramirez gathered teaching experience from the UK where he taught the Composites module for the MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the Warwick Manufacturing Group. Further, he co-led four MSc dissertations related to renewable energy along with his Ph.D. supervisor.
Most recently he has taught at Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Queretaro a few engineering subjects, including but not limited to Manufacturing Technologies, Advanced Materials, Aerospace Materials, … both for the MSc in Manufacturing and the in Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering. Further, locally he led two MSc dissertations related to advanced materials, one for ITESM and one for CIATEQ.
From the research context, Dr. Ramirez has published six conference papers, two peer-reviewed papers, two book chapters, and one book. All his publications are related to renewables and composite materials. Furthermore, he is the author of one patent related to shape memory composites and their application for wind turbine blades.
He did work for a few companies during the past 12 years ranging from aircraft manufacturing and recreational watercraft production to wind turbine blades maintenance and repair. He participated in the local leading the research and development chapter pursuing higher engagement from local companies, universities, and research centers to work together sharing common goals. Most recently he became a member of the Querétaro Energy Cluster working for the Research and Development chapter, this time his goal is aimed to bring companies and research centers to work with Arkansas State University towards joint research, projects, and overall courses offered in the university.
In his spare time, Dr. Ramirez enjoys spending time with his family, he has two young sons and he sure hopes one day both would become accomplished athletes and men of science.