Early in the month of November, the Mexican Institute of Chemical Engineers (IMIQ) awarded Dr. Richart Vazquez Roman the “ING. Estanislao Ramirez Ruiz” award for his excellence in teaching in Chemical Engineering. As explained by the IMIQ, the “ING. Stanislaus Ramirez Ruiz” award serves to recognize the merits of those professionals who have excelled extraordinarily and permanently in the teaching of Chemical Engineering at the undergraduate level in Mexico. The nominees need to have had significant contribution to the teaching of Chemical Engineering by having an excellent teaching performance, and by exposing their students to publications, conferences, and educational innovations, aimed at improving the training process of students in Chemical Engineering.
Dr. Richart Vazquez is an associate professor in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Instituto Tecnologico de Celaya. HeHe has taught for over 24 years both at the undergraduate and graduate level, and has been the advisor to 41 graduate students. Dr. Vazquez also serves as a Research Associate at the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, where he has collaborated with the Center in research and publications. His own research focuses on the oil industry and considers the application of computer and mathematics in chemical engineering processes. It also includes process simulation and optimization.