Noe Vargas Hernandez researches creativity and innovation in engineering design. He studies ideation methods, journaling, smartpens, and other methods and technology to aid designers improve their creativity levels. He also applies his research to the design of rehabilitation devices (in which he has various patents under process) and design for sustainability.
Jorge Garza-Ulloa is a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering and electrical engineering at University of Texas, El Paso, El Paso, Texas. He has master's degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mass., and Temple University (applied mathematics), and a B.S. in electronics engineering and communications from the Institute Technological of Monterrey at Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He has work experience in the Electrical Engineering Department as a Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas; Computec and Computech of El Paso; Chairman of company/Consultant for external companies to develop new custom applications to improve productions: Delphi, RCA, Johnson & Johnson, etc.; design of test equipment for manufacturing process; CAD/CAM mechanical Design, workflow, digital prototyping; developer of ECE special equipment for productivity improvement; and teaching special training for manufacturing companies in the USA and Mexico. He has specialized training in databases connected to new ECE applications for manufacturing; developer of ECE special equipment for productivity improvement; CAD/CAM mechanical design, workflow, and digital prototyping; simulation of manufacturing process; project management; and professor and research at Insituto Tecnologico de Juarez, Chih. and Graduate Center. Awards include: Schellenger Research Scholarship awarded by the Electrical Engineering Department, the University of Texas, El Paso, Fall 2011; TA Scholarship Awarded by the Electrical Engineering Department, the University of Texas, El Paso; CONACYT Grants Adviser for Universities and Technological at Mexico Honor; Autodesk User group at Juarez, Chih. Mexico, Honor; ITCJ Instituto Tecnológico de Cd. Juarez. Chih. Mexico, Best Professor Award ITCJ Graduate Center.; and best research award on Technology & Automated Computer.