Jaime Bonilla, Ph.D.

Jaime Bonilla, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Extension and International Affairs, National School of Engineering & Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey, México

Dr. Jaime Bonilla Rios has developed a successful academic and administrative career at Tecnologico de Monterrey, an Institution with Campuses throughout México and with international presence in America, Europe and Asia. Currently, Dr. Bonilla is the Associated Dean for Continuing Education, Consulting and International Affairs of the National School of Engineering and Sciences at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Dr. Bonilla served as the National Director for Academic Experience and as Industry Liaison Officer within the Office of the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs (2015-2017). Dean of the School of Engineering and Information Technologies at Campus Monterrey (2009-2015); National Director for the Alumni Relations Office and the Life and Career Centers (2004-2009). He was the president of the Latin American Global Engineering Deans Council (2012-2014) and the President for the Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (2015). He conducts research at the Center for Innovation in Design and Technology and is a Visiting Professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

During his Deanship in the School of Engineering and Information Technologies, Dr. Bonilla fostered the creation of Personalized Learning as well as Merged Learning courses on Mathematics and Physics. He also created the Multi and Trans Disciplinary Capstone Projects and the exhibition fair called Conexion Tec where the projects are presented to the industry and possible investors for those students willing to incubate a company. He and his colleagues created a new bachelor program called Innovation and Development Engineer and a Challenged Based Environment called Innovaction GymTM.

Dr. Bonilla has also worked as consultant for major companies and institutions in Mexico and the United States such as Hylsamex, Nemak, Vitro, Alkali Industries, Manufacturing and Industrial Processes, CYDSA, TOTAL Petrochemicals. He has also collaborated with researchers from the Centre of Applied Chemistry (Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico), Rice University, University of Houston, the Technical University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany and the Johannes Kepler University at Linz, Austria.

Dr. Jaime Bonilla Rios has a B.S. in Chemistry, from ITESM, Campus Monterrey. A Master in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering with emphasis on Polymer Rheology and Processing, from Texas A & M University.

Plenary Panel P12: Disruptive Innovations in STEM Education

Sir Ken Robinson has said that, rather than an “evolution”, what we need is a “revolution” in education. In line with this statement, STEM Education stakeholders are discovering it is very difficult to do this within existing Higher Education institutions. Some have developed disruptive innovations which may lead to a whole new model for STEM […]