Mónica López

August 23, 2015


I am an Industrial Engineer from the University of Guadalajara (México), where I was also a part-time teacher during eight years. Then, as a grant holder I got a Ph.D. in Industrial Organization from the University of Seville (Spain). Currently, I´m a member of the National System of Researchers (Mexico), and since 2014 I´m a full time faculty professor of the Department of Industrial Engineering, specifically in Operations Management Study Area, at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile). I teach the subjects of Maintenance Management, Operations Management and Quality Management.

Prior to joining the Department of Industrial Engineering I had a post-doctoral period in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparíso, Chile, where I worked with Ph.D. Pablo Miranda in supply chain research.  My research works have been published in journals such as Reliability Engineering and System Safety, Computers in Industry, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, and Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, among others.  My interests in research include maintenance management, modelling of processes, logistics, quality, simulation and educational methodologies for the engineering.  I have also participated in several research projects in Mexico, Spain and Chile, as well as in international organi-zations such as the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Academic Background

  • Post-doc in Engineering. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile (2014-2015). Research advisor: Pablo Miranda.
  • Ph.D. in Industrial Organization and Management. Universidad de Sevilla, España (2008-2012). Diseño de un marco de referencia para la gestión del mantenimiento orientado al cumplimiento de estándares y a la aplicación de procesos e-maintenance. Research advisor: Adolfo Crespo.
  • M.Sc. in Industrial Organization and Management. Universidad de Sevilla, España (2006-2008).
  • M.Sc. in Quality Systems. Universidad de Guadalajara, México (2002-2004).
  • Industrial Engineering Degree. Universidad de Guadalajara, México (1997-2002).

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