Prior to joining Arkansas State University Campus Queretaro, Dr. Iracheta was a Research Fellow at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center in Gas Turbine Transmission Systems based at the University of Nottingham. His research focused on the understanding of the solid and pseudo-liquid state behavior of material located in the heat affected zone of aero-engine components during the inertia friction welding process.
His research includes five publications in international journals focused on depth-sensing indentation characterization and its application for predicting residual stresses in multi-phase inertia friction welds.
In 2012, he was awarded a scholarship for postgraduate studies and later in 2013 to conduct his doctoral research by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT) of Mexico.
In addition to academia, Dr. Iracheta has worked for industry since 2009.