Ernesto Gutierrez-Miravete

Professor of Practice, Engineering and Science-Hartford
(860) 548-2464
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Metallurgy, 1985 B.Sc., National University of Mexico, Chemical Metallurgical Engineering, 1978
Focus Area: 
Mathematical modeling and computer simulation of metal processing systems

I am a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering and Science at Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A. Concurrently, I hold an Affiliate Faculty appointment with the Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems of the School of Engineering at Rensselaer, Troy. I have specific expertise in mathematical modeling and computer simulation of metals processing operations, particularly systems involving free and/or moving boundaries. I have made intellectual contributions to the field for over 25 years. I have also expertise in mathematical modeling and computer simulation and in the implementation and use of hypertext documents and the internet for instructional purposes and for the communication of technical information. Over the years, I have developed a broad range of deterministic and stochastic models as well as many associated web pages, both, for use by students as learning aids and for information exchange with engineers and others in industry. My academic work experience includes teaching graduate courses on the structure, properties and performance of Engineering Materials, and also in Thermal Sciences, Mechanics of Solids, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Numerical Computation, Mathematical Modeling, Computer Simulation and Decision and Management Sciences. I served as Curriculum Chair, Metallurgy Program, Hartford Graduate Center, (1987-1997). I was also Research Associate (1986-1987)and Research Affiliate (1995-1996), Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Adjunct Assistant Professor de Engineering, Trinity College, (several times through the 1990s), and Assistant Professor, National University of Mexico (1977-1979). My industrial research work experience has consisted of providing applied research consulting services and advise to a number of national and foreign companies. My work has focused on the application of concepts and methods from the science of materials, thermal sciences, fluid and solid mechanics, advanced mathematics and numerical computing to the investigation of metallurgical engineering systems and processes.

Programs Taught

Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Decision Sciences

Year Joined RPI


Other Professional Experiences
  • Curriculum Chair, Metallurgy, Rensselaer, Hartford
  • Affiliate Faculty appointment, DSES, Rensselaer, Troy
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Materials Science & Engineering, MIT
  • Visiting researcher: Swedish Institute for Metals Research, CINVESTAV-Saltillo-Mexico
  • Visiting professor: Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, CINVESTAV-Saltillo & CINVESTAV-Queretaro, Mexico
  • Trinity College
  • Industry Consultant: United Technologies Corporation, Olin Corporation, CCAT, Hylsa-Mexico
  • Member ASME & SIAM
  • Technical journal and book reviewer