Alex Elías- Zuñiga is professor and Director of the Ph. D. program of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey. His research interests focus mainly in the area of nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear solid mechanics, innovation and technology. In the area of nonlinear dynamics, he has studied the behavior of nonlinear systems by using the familiar perturbation methods, such as harmonic balance, multiple scales, averaging, and the elliptic balance method (EBM). He is also working on the application of the above methods in obtaining the solutions of nonlinear ordinary differential equations with delay that arise in the characterization of motion of nonlinear systems that involve chatter in machining operations. From January 1999 to July of 2000, he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an as a result of this experience he has become interested in nonlinear elasticity applied to study the Mullins effect (stress softening ) in rubber-like materials, where he has published several papers. In the field of innovation, Dr. Elías has been involved in the development and design of new products for several national and international companies. Dr. Elías has been awarded a national recognition as a researcher level 2 (maximum level is 3) by the national research Mexican council (Conacyt) and he belongs to the Mexican Academy of Sciences.
Biography Updated on 15 April 2013