Sergio M. Alcocer

Research Professor, Institute of Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Sergio M. Alcocer is a Research Professor at the Institute of Engineering of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Alcocer is also Founder and President of México Exponencial, a think tank for the development of public policy and strategies for embracing exponential technologies in Mexico. He was the Undersecretary for North American Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Undersecretary for Strategic Planning and Technology Development of the Ministry of Energy of the Mexican Government, as well as Secretary General (Provost), Coordinator for Innovation and Development, and Director of the Institute of Engineering of UNAM. He is member of the Advisory Committee on Structural Safety of the Mexico City Government. Dr. Alcocer is active member in several technical societies, such as the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, and Fédération Internationale du Béton. Dr. Alcocer is Foreign Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Sergio Alcocer is Past-President and Honorary Member of the Mexican Society of Structural Engineering (SMIE) and Past-President of the Academy of Engineering of Mexico. He is member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences, and member of the board of Fundación ICA. He is a non-executive member and chairman of the board of Iberdrola México. In 2001, Dr. Alcocer was awarded the UNAM Prize for Young Academics, as well as the Prize on Research of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. In 2007, Dr. Alcocer received the SMIE Prize on Structural Engineering for Housing. Alcocer is a Distinguished Engineering Alumni of the Cockrell School of Engineering of the University of Texas at Austin. He received his BSc in Civil Engineering from UNAM, and a PhD in Structures from the University of Texas at Austin.

Experience

  • –present
    Researcher, Institute of Engineering, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Honours

Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering