Dr. Héctor Aviña

UNAM Institute of Engineering (II-UNAM) | iiDEA Group
Researcher | Founder and Coordinator

Dr. Aviña graduated as a Mechanical Engineer (2007) and obtained his Master’s Degree in 2010 developing studies for the use of alternative energies in Mexico. He holds a PhD in engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), with a research topic of geothermal energy and the desalination of seawater in Mexico.

Currently he is researcher at the UNAM Institute of Engineering. In 2012 Dr. Aviña joined the Faculty of Engineering as a professor for undergraduate and graduate courses. He has directed several studies related to the application of the alternative energies, mainly with low enthalpy geothermal resources. Additionally, he has participated in several national and international congresses exposing the projects of technological development for the use of low enthalpy geothermal. He was a geothermal exploration manager at ENAL in 2013.

Since 2008, he has developed technical projects for the UNAM Institute of Engineering. At this time participates in the Mexican Center of Innovation in Geothermal Energy (CeMIE-Geo), leading a project on the linkage of companies and universities to develop businesses in Mexico using geothermal energy.