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Rapinder Sawhney

University of Tennessee, United States of America

Rapinder Sawhney is a Professor & Heath Fellow in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He earned B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Science and Mechanics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1981, 1984 and 1991 respectively. He is also a faculty for the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE) in Energy and Center for Transportation Research, at the University of Tennessee; and he has an appointment at both Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Y-12 National Laboratory, top research organizations worldwide under the Department of Energy of the U.S.

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Ty Newell

University of Illinois, United States of America

Dr. Newell is a mechanical engineer working with his son, Ben, at their company, Newell Instruments, where they are inventing technologies for living in a sustainable manner. He is an emeritus professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois where his teaching and research focused on solar energy, energy efficiency, energy conversion and resource conservation.

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David L. Bodde

Clemson University - International Center for Automotive Research, United States of America

Dr. Bodde is professor at Clemson University in the International Center for Automotive Research. He has professional experience in alternative fueled vehicles and energy infrastructures, corporate research, development and innovation processes, new venture and private equity investment and risk management, especially for public and private investors.

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Delwyn G. Fredlund

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Dr. Delwyn G. Fredlund has spent over 50 years conducting research into the behavior of unsaturated and expansive soils. Most of his career was spent at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, where he organized the Unsaturated Soils Group for research into all aspects of unsaturated soils behavior.

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Welcome

As one of the leading academic institutions in Mexico, the Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Querétaro strives to develop and promote entrepreneurial attitudes as well as mold socially responsible citizens who will in turn spearhead local, regional, and international development projects.

As such, the Academic Leaders Program was implemented in 2008 in order to go beyond traditional university education and bring nationally and internationally renowned academicians and professionals to the classroom. In this “hands on” approach, our students are given the unique opportunity to interact directly with respected professionals in various areas of expertise.