Part-time Faculty

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Nottingham
  • MSc in Materials Failure, University of Nottingham
  • BSc in Mechatronics, Universidad de Monterrey

Teaching Specialties
  • Matlab for engineers
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Solid Mechanics

Research Interests
  • Finite Element Analysis of the inertia friction welding process.
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling of high viscosity materials.
  • Material characterization based on inverse analysis of the depth-sensing indentation test.


Prior to joining Arkansas State University Campus Queretaro, O. 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.

He has previous experience in research publication as a leading author of four international journal papers.

In 2012, he was awarded a scholarship for master’s studies and later in 2013 to conduct his doctoral research by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT) of Mexico.

He is currently a Lead Engineer at GE Aviation.
Contact Information
Tel. 01419 6893054