Arturo Molina

Arturo Molina
Tecnológico de Monterrey | ITESM · Viceprovost of Research and Technology Transfer

PhD Mechanical Engineering -Production Engineering

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250 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
January 2016 - November 2017
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Position
  • Vice President
January 1995 - December 2012
January 1993 - April 1995
Loughborough University
Education
September 1992 - April 1995
Loughborough University
Field of study
  • Production Engineering
September 1989 - May 1992
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering

Publications

Publications (536)
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This paper presents a new direct maximum power point tracking (MPPT) with a reference voltage (Vref) based on the metaheuristic earthquake algorithm (EA) where the optimization variable is the Vref for hard-switching converters. The efficiency and performance of EA-MPPT-Vref is compared with the perturb-and-observe (P&O) counterpart technique due t...
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The demand for electrical energy has increased since the population of and automation in factories have grown. The manufacturing industry has been growing dramatically due to the fast-changing market, so electrical energy for manufacturing processes has increased. As a result, solar energy has been installed to supply electrical energy. Thus, asses...
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Electric drives have been used in several applications, such as electric vehicles, industry 4.0, and robotics. Thus, it is mandatory to promote updated electric drive courses that allow students to design novel solutions in these engineering areas. However, traditional undergraduate courses that only cover theoretical aspects and do not allow stude...
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Electric drives have been used in several applications, such as electric vehicles, industry 4.0, and robotics. Thus, it is mandatory to promote updated electric drive courses that allow students to design novel solutions in these engineering areas. However, traditional undergraduate courses that only cover theoretical aspects and do not allow stude...
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Nowadays, photovoltaic (PV) systems are responsible for over 994 TWH of the worldwide energy supply, which highlights their relevance and also explains why so much research has arisen to enhance their implementation; among this research, different optimization techniques have been widely studied to maximize the energy harvested under different envi...
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In developing distribution networks, the deployment of alternative generation sources is heavily motivated by the growing energy demand, as by environmental and political motives. Consequently, microgrids are implemented to coordinate the operation of these energy generation assets. Microgrids are systems that rely on power conversion technologies...
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Recent rapid industry evolution has gone hand-in-hand with continuous, socioeconomic worldwide transformation on many levels. Understanding this paradigm shift will urge capable professionals to respond quickly and decisively to future challenges. Therefore, the development of specific skills becomes paramount for higher education institutions. Edu...
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The conventional electrical network is currently migrating toward the ideal of an advanced, automated distributed electrical energy network known as a Smart Grid. However, for successful deployment of Smart Grids, specialized engineers must overcome current and future technical challenges to transform this ideal into reality. In engineering educati...
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Currently, the industrial sector consumes more than 60% of the energy produced in Mexico, mainly from fossil fuels, causing negative impacts on the environment and human beings. Solar energy helps companies diversify their energy sources, generate savings, and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Moreover, the environmental impact can be reduced when...
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Today, collaborative networks are considered one of the critical elements that shape Education 4.0 in higher education. They are necessary to connect, cooperate, and collaborate with key external stakeholders during training and co-creation processes. Students use them to be immersed in real-world scenarios with complex environments. Consequently,...
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The current electrical grid is passing through a transformation process in which a new paradigm has been conceived with the name Smart Grid. Nevertheless, to successfully implement the new grid paradigm, it is necessary to count on having an adequate workforce capable of converting the smart grid idea into a reality. In this work, an educative plat...
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Energy-saving is a mandatory research topic since the growing population demands additional energy yearly. Moreover, climate change requires more attention to reduce the impact of generating more CO2. As a result, some new research areas need to be explored to create innovative energy-saving alternatives in electrical devices that have high energy...
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In 2021, the residential sector had an electricity consumption of around 39% in México. Householders influence the quantity of energy they manage in a home due to their preferences, culture, and economy. Hence, profiling the householders' behavior in communities allows designers or engineers to build strategies that promote energy reductions. The h...
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Introduction. Teaching industrial engineering in the second decade of the 21st century requires problem-solving and decision-making competencies oriented towards sustainable development. The growth of information metrics, the Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality, and Artificial Intelligence bring more diverse, complex and imprecise ch...
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Hands-free interfaces are essential to people with limited mobility for interacting with biomedical or electronic devices. However, there are not enough sensing platforms that quickly tailor the interface to these users with disabilities. Thus, this article proposes to create a sensing platform that could be used by patients with mobility impairmen...
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This chapter presents a new prototype of an electric wheelchair that considers assistive navigation system and health monitoring enablers within serious games interfaces that teaches the end-user to exploit the advantages of this type of wheelchair. However, other potential areas require further research, for instance, to detect and prevent disease...
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Currently, the most used method to measure brain activity under a non-invasive procedure is the electroencephalogram (EEG). This is because of its high temporal resolution, ease of use, and safety. These signals can be used under a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) framework, which can be implemented to provide a new communication channel to people th...
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Currently, electric vehicles can achieve high driving performance when they use brushless motors. Moreover, the demand for more electric vehicles pushes companies to improve their driving performance and improve the speed and torque response. However, the power electronics stages inside the vehicle must be studied during the vehicle's design and op...
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Thermal comfort is associated with clothing insulation, conveying a level of satisfaction with the thermal surroundings. Besides, clothing insulation is commonly associated with indoor thermal comfort. However, clothing classification in smart homes might save energy when the end-user wears appropriate clothes to save energy and obtain thermal comf...
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The residential Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) system use around 3/5 of the total energy consumption. Connected thermostats optimize the HVAC operation; however, householders have personality traits that lead into behavioral and usability problems toward the thermostat’s interface usage. Thus, a serious game applied in the thermost...
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The lack of interest of children at school is one of the biggest problems that Mexican education faces. Two important factors causing this lack of interest are the predominant methodology used in Mexican schools and the technology as a barrier for attention. The methodology that institutions have followed has become an issue because of its very tra...
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Rapid technological evolution defines the first two decades of the millennium. This phenomenon has increased the digital gap, disparities, and inequalities in global and local contexts. This paper reports a systematic literature mapping of 180 articles published from 2000 to 2021 discussing the digital gap. The documents were retrieved using boolea...
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Since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, there have been several efforts to create new technology to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic around the world. One of those efforts is to design a new task force, robots, to deal with fundamental goals such as public safety, clinical care, and continuity of work. However, those characteristics need new...
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This chapter shows a complete review of micro-grids as the main intelligent blocks in new electric grids, which are essential part of smart grids. Hence, it presents the micro-grids from their economic, environmental, social, and technological requirements, objectives, and impacts. The paradigmatic changes now imposed to the conventional grid are e...
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This chapter will provide a starting point; covering a brief evolution of energy sources through time and considering the intensive use of fossil fuels and the increasing use of several renewables associated with scientific and technical revolutions. The chapter will describe the main current energy uses, their relationship with specific resource a...
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The concept “non-typical users” comprises people who experience significant digital gaps that alienate them from the benefits of technology. This issue is commonly experienced as unsatisfying interactions with technological products or devices that show not flexible possibilities as a core feature. Accordingly, this research contemplates including...
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Novel practices in the formation of students are encouraged to be multidisciplinary which in fact, allows them to better understand the behaviour of systems. This skill allows them to identify existing needs that impact multiple areas, both for an organization and to complement their entrepreneurial training. In this work, there is exposed a refere...
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Depression is a common mental illness characterized by sadness, lack of interest, or pleasure. According to the DSM-5, there are nine symptoms, from which an individual must present 4 or 5 in the last two weeks to fulfill the diagnosis criteria of depression. Nevertheless, the common methods that health care professionals use to assess and monitor...
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A microgrid including distributed generators can operate connected to the main electrical network or in an isolated manner, referred to as island operation. The transition between both states can occur voluntarily, but a disconnection can also happen unexpectedly. The associated transients can be harmful to the grid, and compensating actions must b...
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Universities need to explore drastic changes regarding their facilities to be more inclusive and sustainable. Those changes must move forward to a Smart university campus. A Smart University Campus involves Smart City's concept because different socio-cultural aspects in the community and services like health care, public safety, mobility, educatio...
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Collaborative networks and open innovation have high potential as co-drivers of value creation for many production and service sectors such as education. In higher education, it is increasingly frequent to observe universities implementing teaching-learning systems with collaborative processes supported by 4.0 technologies. Moreover, various pedago...
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Automobile security became an essential theme over the last years, and some automakers invested much money for collision avoidance systems, but personalization of their driving systems based on the user’s behavior was not explored in detail. Furthermore, efficiency gains could be had with tailored systems. In Mexico, 80% of automobile accidents are...
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Titanium alloys and stainless steels are used very frequently in the aeronautical industry, materials considered to be of poor machinability. Wear condition has a significant influence on the entire cutting tool wear spread and service life. The present work aims to analyze the wear behavior of a BIDEMICS ceramic tool during the machining of heat r...
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Residential energy efficiency decreases electricity consumption and saves energy worldwide. Moreover, 86% of the residential buildings use thermostats that control the Heating, Ventilation, and AirConditioning (HVAC) system. The energy consumption can decrease from 11% to 18% due to user behavior modifications accompanied by strategies such as feed...
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Education 4.0 demands a flexible combination of digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving in educational settings linked to real-world scenarios. Haptic technology incorporates the sense of touch into a visual simulator to enrich the user’s sensory experience, thus supporting a meaningful learning process. After developing several vi...
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The inclusion of distributed generation from renewable resources in the main grid generates active end-user participation not only as consumers but also as producers of electrical energy. However, this inclusion also presents difficulties in establishing an adequate operation for network power sources, especially when the end-users in a retail mark...
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Today, new teaching-learning models, methods, and programs are emerging to guarantee academic continuity in response to the current situation caused by the global health emergency (Covid-19). This work presents how the Flexible-Digital Model of Tecnologico de Monterrey University in Mexico was designed and implemented during this emergency in this...
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In the science and engineering fields of study, a hands-on learning experience is as crucial a part of the learning process for the student as the theoretical aspect of a given subject. With the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, educational institutions were forced to migrate to digital platforms to ensure the continuity of the imparted lectures. The onli...
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Current tendencies of product, project and services development focus on a higher consideration of the User Experience (UX). Therefore, traditional training and teaching methodologies need to adapt to prepare the students to develop strategies for problem solving for their professional education. Such needs have risen and interest in tendencies suc...
Conference Paper
A community and a city in terms of energy are composed of residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation sectors. Besides, standards as ISO 37120 provide indicators that determine if the community is having a sustainable and quality of life. The energy indicator is used in this paper to analyze the level of energy consumption. Another elem...
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A smart city must be planned to efficiently manage its material and human resources to improve each citizen's quality of life. This paper proposes that the large amount of data generated daily by citizens could be collected, filtered, and processed by Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) installed throughout several sectors in a smart city. However, it is...
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Metaheuristic optimization methods have been implemented for solving several problems. However, when it is required to implement those algorithms in hardware to run online, there is not enough information. This paper describes how could be programmed and implemented those optimization algorithms. Moreover, a complete evaluation is shown as well as...
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With Industry 4.0 and the changing dynamics of markets, assisting in designing, modifying, or improving manufacturing systems at different scales becomes necessary, both in large manufacturers and SMEs. Enterprise modelling architectures support the specific description of various layers to assist in the product lifecycle development by reusing gen...
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Without energy, there is no well-functioning economy, besides facing social risks. This book provides a systemic approach to energy in Mexico and its relations to the USA arising from the energy reform of the former. It covers the transition from fossil fuels to a low-carbon economy, relying heavily on renewable sources and mitigating climate chang...
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Apart from the 25-year anniversary in 2019 of the first publication of the GERAM Enterprise Architecture Framework, the timeliness of this paper lies in the new interest in the use of systems theory in Enterprise Architecture (EA), and consequently, ‘light-weight’ architecture frameworks (AFs). Thus, this paper is about the use of systems thinking...
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This chapter defines a smart community as a set of smart homes, commercial buildings, public spaces, and transportation with boundaries based on walking distance, located in a physical region. This smart community uses social products and provides community public services, smart water management, smart mobility management to promote social interac...
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One of the main focuses of Education 4.0 is to provide students with knowledge on disruptive technologies, such as Machine Learning (ML), as well as the skills to implement this knowledge to solve real-life problems. Therefore, both students and professors require teaching and learning tools that facilitate the introduction to such topics. Conseque...
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Nowadays, Photovoltaic (PV) energy sources are responsible for more than 720TWh of the global energy consumed. Therefore, among all the arising research topics regarding PV sources, Maximum Power Point tracking (MPPT) algorithms are widely studied, since they have critical importance in order to properly track and acquire the Maximum Power Point (M...
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Nowadays, the concept of Industry 4.0 aims to improve factories’ competitiveness. Usually, manufacturing production is guided by standards to segment and distribute its processes and implementations. However, industry 4.0 requires innovative proposals for disruptive technologies that engage the entire production process in factories, not just a par...
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The most effective strategy for homes to save energy is by decreasing their electricity consumption. Home Energy Management Systems connect appliances that improve households' energy performance to thermal comfort. These systems need to take into account human behavior regarding saving energy and thermal comfort. This paper proposes a three-step fr...
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A smart city is considered a sustainable city that manages needed resources and makes autonomous decisions to improve the quality of life of its citizens. On the other hand, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) have been implemented as isolated systems inside the city. For instance, the traffic lights, autonomous navigation for cars, and so on. Instead, co...
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Since the seminal fuzzy sets paper was published, many graduate and undergraduate academic programs have included Fuzzy logic courses, as one of the most important topics regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI). Yet, it is worth highlighting the fact that AI as a tool for education has its main roots in the way AI is taught to students, leading to t...
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In the literature, the design approach has been mainly focused on products, however, manufacturing process awareness lacks structure measurements of the organization resources and their productive capacity to systematize the adoption of newer technologies and automation of production lines. Due to this fact, there is a remaining gap in the adoption...
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We are aware already that the world is facing a milestone. The transitions to the millennium’s second decade are forcing transformative agents to embrace new perspectives. Spotting that design is a powerful change agent, design practitioners search for different-novel approaches to learn from humankind’s missteps. Some of those “mistakes” are syste...
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Technological progress and its rapid evolution have positively affected the industrial sector and different productive/service sectors. One of the service-sectors that have benefited the most has been Education. In this sector, the implementation of current and emerging technologies combined with innovative pedagogical procedures and best practices...
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Nowadays, the growth in the consumption of energy and the need to face pollution resulting from its generation are causing concern for consumers and providers. Energy consumption in residential buildings and houses is about 22% of total energy production. Cutting-edge energy managers aim to optimize electrical devices in homes, taking into account...