Ernesto Efrén Velázquez Romo started his university studies pursuing a degree in Engineering Physics at the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico. During his last two years of studies, he participated in a double degree program with the EPF – School of Engineering in Sceaux, France, where he obtained a diploma in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Energy and Environment. Later on, he studied a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden, with a specialization in solar energy at the Dalarna University in Falun, Sweden.
In September 2015 he obtained his doctorate on the energy design of buildings at Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM) in Bordeaux, France. Since September 2014 he works as a professor and researcher at the same institution. He specializes in sustainable design, life cycle analysis, electricity generation systems, renewable energy sources and thermal modeling of buildings. He has presented his work at numerous conferences and symposia, such as the II Symposium of current and past scholarship holders of the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) European Edition 2012 in Strasbourg, France, the French Congress of Mechanics 2013 in Bordeaux, France, and Central Europe towards Sustainable Building Conference 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic. During his PhD, he directed three research projects with Bachelor-level students in the areas of visual and acoustic comfort in buildings and in the design of double skin facades.
He has served as professor and researcher at the ITESM in Monterrey and in the Universidad del Pacífico Norte in Mazatlan, Mexico. He also did his master’s research project level at the company Fotovoltaica Europa in Benissa, Spain. He is part of the Association of PhD and PhD students of the ENSAM (ADDAM) and the French Association of Mechanics (AFM).