Jaime Bonilla Ríos, Ph. D. is the President of the GEDC Chapter of Latin America and the Dean of the School of Engineering and Information Technology at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Campus Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Bonilla Rios has developed a successful career in academics and policy at the Tecnológico de Monterrey; an Institution with campuses throughout México and international presence in the United States and different Latin American countries. Dr. Bonilla served as director of the Office of Alumni Relations and the Career Center. Among other positions in Monterrey Tech Dr. Bonilla has been a Director for the Chemistry Program and Director of Research and Continuing Studies. He conducts research in the Center for Innovation in Design and Technology. He is a Visiting Professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas. During the time he was in charge of the Alumni Relations Office, Dr. Bonilla established an important role in unifying, defining, together with his team, a shared vision and mission to the area, that resulted in the formulation of five main strategies that focus on the work done by each campus. His leadership represented a new era in relation to ITESM graduates who are currently grouped in 84 associations worldwide and participate in multiple projects with this Institution. His leadership has also contributed to the progress made and improving the quality and employability of students and graduates of the Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Dr. Bonilla has worked as a consultant for major companies and institutions in Mexico and the United States such as Hylsamex Nemak, U.S. Motors, Glass Monterrey, Alkali Industries, Manufacturing and Industrial Processes, CYDSA, TOTAL Petrochemicals, and others. He has been a member of the Chemical Society of Mexico, Society of Plastics Engineers and the Society of Rheology, among others. He was also President of the Association of Programs EXATEC of Chemical Sciences, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the XXXII, XXXIII and XXXIV Research Congress at Tecnológico de Monterrey and a member of the Review Committee for FOMIX Project (Joint Funds of the Government of the state of Nuevo León). As a teacher, researcher and scientist Dr. Bonilla has focused on the generation of knowledge in his area of specialty, he has worked in collaboration with other researchers and has been the advisor of master and doctoral theses. In this capacity, he has been a senior adviser to 17 master's thesis, and dissertations, and has published 11 articles in conference proceedings and international journals. He has also collaborated on four theses, together with researchers from the Centre of Applied Chemistry (Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico), Rice University and Technical University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany.
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, from the Texas A & M University.