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CONFERENCES and SYMPOSIA ORGANIZED
  • Member of the Scientific Committee.  7th International Congress on Ceramics (Iguacu Falls, Brazil.  Date:  June 17-21, 2018).
  • Member of International Advisory Board. 14th International Ceramics Congress (Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy.  Date:  June 4-8, 2018).
  • Member of International Advisory Board.  Sintering 2017 (San Diego, CA.  Date:  November 12-16, 2017).
  • Co-Chair.  Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage (MATECSS), XXVI International Materials Research Congress (Cancun, Mexico.  Date:  August 20-25, 2017).
  • Member of Organizing Committee.  3rd Panamerican Materials Congress (San Diego, CA.  Date:  February 26-March 2, 2017).
  • Co-Chair. Sintering and Related Powder Processing Science & Technologies, Materials Science & Technology 2016 (Salt Lake City, UT.  Date:  October 23-27, 2016).
  • Co-Chair. XXV International Materials Research Congress (Cancun, Mexico, Date: August 14-19, 2016).
  • Member of International Organization Committee. International Conference on Ceramic Processing Science (Nara, Japan. Date: May 8-11, 2016).
  • Co-Chair. Advances in Ceramics, Glasses, and Composites by Women, their Mentors and their Mentees, Materials Science & Technology 2015 (Columbus, OH. Date: October 4-8, 2015).
  • Co-Chair. Sintering and Related Powder Processing Science & Technologies, Materials Science & Technology 2015 (Columbus, OH. Date: October 4-8, 2015).
  • Co-Chair. Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology Symposium, XXIV International Materials Research Congress (Cancun, Mexico. Date: August 16-20, 2015).
  • Co-Chair. Sintering and Related Powder Processing Science & Technologies, Materials Science & Technology 2014 (Pittsburgh, PA. Date: October 12-16, 2014).
  • Member of International Advisory Board. International Conference on Sintering 2014 (Dresden, Germany. Date: August 24-28, 2014).
  • Co-Chair. Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology Symposium, XXIII International Materials Research Congress (Cancun, Mexico. Date: August 17-21, 2014).
  • Chair. Processing of Materials Symposium, Pan American Materials Conference 2014 (Sao Paulo, Brazil. Date: July 21-25, 2014).
  • Member of International Advisory Board.  CIMTEC 2014: 13th International Ceramics Congress (Tuscany, Italy.  Date:  June 8-13, 2014).
  • Advisor. SHPE Region 2 Leadership Development Conference (La Jolla, CA. Date: April 17-19, 2014).
  • Co-Chair. 3rd International Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanomaterials (Ensenada, Mexico. Date: March 10-14, 2014).
  • Co-Chair. Sintering and Related Powder Processing Science & Technologies, Materials Science & Technology 2013 (Montreal, Canada. Date: October 27-31, 2013).
  • Co-Chair.  Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology Symposium, XXII International Materials Research Congress (Cancún, México.  Date:  August 11-16, 2013).
  • Member of International Organizing Committee.  12th International Conference on Ceramic Processing Science (Portland, OR.  Date:  August 4-7, 2013).
  • Co-Organizer.  Diversity in MSE Workshop (Arlington, VA.  Date:  December 9-11, 2012).
  • Co-Chair. Novel Sintering Processes and News in Conventional Sintering and Grain Growth, Materials Science & Technology 2012 (Pittsburgh, PA. Date: October 7-12, 2012).
  • Co-Chair. Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology Symposium, XXI International Materials Research Congress (Cancun, Mexico. Date: August 13-17, 2012).
  • Co-Chair. Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology Symposium at the XX International Materials Research Congress (Cancun, Mexico. Date: August 14-18, 2011).
  • Chair. ACerS Sosman Award Symposium: Sol-Gel Fundamentals and Applications, Materials Science & Technology 2010 Conference & Exhibition (Houston, TX. Date: October 17-21, 2010).
  • Chair. Hexaboride Materials Processing, Properties, and Applications, Materials Science & Technology 2010 Conference & Exhibition (Houston, TX. Date: October 17-21, 2010).
  • Co-Chair. Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology Symposium at the XIX International Materials Research Congress (Cancun, Mexico. Date: August 15-19, 2010).
  • Member of Scientific Committee. IV Workshop on Metastable and Nanostructured Materials (Mexico, D.F., Mexico. Date: August 23-26, 2009).
  • Member of Scientific Committee.  VI Taller Iberoamericano de Educación en Ciencia e Ingeniería de Materiales (Barcelona, Spain.  Date:  December 1-2, 2008).
  • Member of Organizing Committee.  XVII International Materials Research Congress (Cancun, Mexico.  Date:  August 17-21, 2008).
  • Advisor.  SHPE Region 1 Leadership Development Conference (South Lake Tahoe, NV.  Date:  April 13-14, 2007).
  • Conference Secretariat.  The 3rd International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (South Lake Tahoe, CA.  Date:  May 29-30, 2006).
  • Conference Secretariat.  The 10th International Conference on Electrorheological Fluids and Magnetorheological Suspensions (South Lake Tahoe, CA.  Date:  June 18-22, 2006).
  • Member of International Organizing Committee.  V International Workshop on Materials Education (Cordoba, Argentina.  Date:  April 13-15, 2006).
  • Advisor.  SHPE Region 1 Student Leadership Conference (Reno, NV.  Date:  April 7-8, 2006).
  • Co-Chair.  Symposium on the Synthesis and Processing of Nanostructured Materials at the 30th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (Cocoa Beach, FL.  Date:  January 22-27, 2006).
  • Chair.  Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology Symposium at the XIV International Materials Research Congress (Cancun, Mexico.  Date:  August 21-25, 2005).
  • Chair.  Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology Symposium at the XIII International Materials Research Congress (Cancun, Mexico.  Date:  August 22-26, 2004).
SERVICES TO PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
  • Committee Member.  Karl Schwartzwalder Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award, National Institute of Ceramic Engineers of the American Ceramic Society (October 2016 – May 2017).
  • Chair.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2016 Graduate Programs (Seattle, WA.  Date:  November 2-6, 2016).
  • Committee Member.  Karl Schwartzwalder Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award, National Institute of Ceramic Engineers of the American Ceramic Society (October 2015 – May 2016).
  • Panelist.  SHPE 2015 Panel “Developing the Vision for Your Research Program”, (Baltimore, MD.  Date:  November 12, 2015).
  • Panelist.  SHPE 2015 Panel “Faculty Application Process: Research, Teaching and Service”, (Baltimore, MD.  Date:  November 12, 2015).
  • Panelist.  SHPE 2015 Panel “Call to Action! The Need for Diverse STEM Faculty”, (Baltimore, MD.  Date:  November 12, 2015).
  • Judge.  SHPE 2015 Student Technical Paper Competition, Mechanics of Materials and Fluids Session (Baltimore, MD.  Date:  November 13, 2015).
  • Co-Chair. SHPE 2015 Distinguished Lecture Series (November 2015).
  • Member.  Graduate Excellence in Materials Science Awards 2015 Committee, Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society.
  • Committee Member.  Karl Schwartzwalder Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award, National Institute of Ceramic Engineers of the American Ceramic Society (October 2014 – May 2015).
  • Committee Member.  SHPE National Institute for Leadership Advancement (March – August 2014).
  • Member.  Graduate Excellence in Materials Science Awards 2014 Committee, Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society.
  • Member. Greaves-Walker Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 Selection Committee, National Institute of Ceramic Engineers of the American Ceramic Society.
  • Chair. Arthur L. Friedberg Memorial Lecture 2014 Selection Committee, National Institute of Ceramic Engineers of the American Ceramic Society.
  • Chair.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2013 Graduate Programs (Indianapolis, IN.  Date:  October 30 – November 2, 2013).
  • Chair. The American Ceramic Society Bulletin Advisory Board (October 2013 - October 2013).
  • Member. Arthur L. Friedberg Memorial Lecture 2013 Selection Committee, National Institute of Ceramic Engineers of the American Ceramic Society.
  • President. National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (October 2012 - October 2013).
  • Member. Graduate Excellence in Materials Science Awards 2013 Committee, Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society.
  • Chair. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2012 Graduate Programs (Fort Worth, TX. Date: November 14-18, 2012).
  • Co-Chair. The Robert B. Sosman Award 2012 Selection Committee, Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society.
  • Member. Arthur L. Friedberg Memorial Lecture 2012 Selection Committee, National Institute of Ceramic Engineers of the American Ceramic Society.
  • President Elect. National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (October 2011 - October 2012).
  • Member. Graduate Excellence in Materials Science Awards 2012 Committee, Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society.
  • Vice President. National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (October 2010 - October 2011).
  • Member. The American Ceramic Society Bulletin Advisory Board (October 2009 - October 2012).
  • Member. Materials Research Society 2011 Nominating Committee.
  • Member of the Board of Directors. Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales (2005 - 2011).
  • Member. The Robert B. Sosman Award 2011 Selection Committee, Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society.
  • Ad-hoc Reviewer. L'Oreal For Women in Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program (January 2006 - present).
  • Chair. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2011 Graduate Programs (Anaheim, CA. Date: October 26-30, 2011).
  • Co-Chair of Programming 2010. Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society.
  • Chair. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2010 Graduate Institute (Cincinnati, OH. Date: October 27-31, 2010).
  • Secretary. National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (October 2009 - September 2010).
  • Member. Long Range Planning Committee, Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society (2007-2009).
  • Chair. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2009 Annual Conference Student Technical Paper and Poster Competition (Washington, DC. Date: October 28 - November 1, 2009).
  • Member. National Academy of Sciences Review Panel for the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (December 2008 - August 2009).
  • Chair. V Annual Women in Science Luncheon at the XVIII International Materials Research Congress. The keynote speaker was Dr. Gabriela Alicia Diaz Guerrero, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. (Cancun, Mexico. Date: August 19, 2009).
  • Chair.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2008 Annual Conference Student Technical Paper and Poster Competition (Phoenix, AZ.  Date:  November 12-15, 2008).
  • Chair. IV Annual Women in Science Luncheon at the XVII International Materials Research Congress.  The keynote speaker was Dr. Katja Lindenberg, University of California, San Diego (Cancun, Mexico.  Date:  August 20, 2008).
  • Treasurer. Northern California Section of the American Ceramic Society (January 2000 - July 2008).
  • Chair.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2007 Annual Conference Student Technical Paper Competition (Philadelphia, PA.  Date:  October 31-November 3, 2007).
  • Chair.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2007 National Technical and Career Conference Student Technical Paper and Poster Competition (Denver, CO.  Date:  January 10-13, 2007).
  • Chair.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2006 National Technical and Career Conference Undergraduate and Graduate Technical Paper and Poster Competition (Lake Buena Vista, FL.  Date:  January 4-8, 2006).
  • Chair.  III Annual Women in Science Luncheon at the XV International Materials Research Congress.  The keynote speakers were Dr. Noemi Elisabeth Walsoe de Reca (Centro de Investigacion en Solidos, Argentina) and Dr. Karen Lozano (University of Texas Panamerican).  (Cancun, Mexico.  Date:  August 23, 2006).
  • Chair.  Northern California Section of the American Ceramic Society Annual Dinner Meeting (Davis, CA.  Date:  May 11, 2005).
  • Chair.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2005 National Technical and Career Conference Undergraduate and Graduate Technical Paper and Poster Competition (Dallas, TX.  Date:  January 5-9, 2005).
  • Chair.  II Annual Women in Science Luncheon at the XIV International Materials Research Congress.  The keynote speakers were Dr. Lynn Loo (University of Texas at Austin) and Dr. Julia Taguena (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico).  (Cancun, Mexico.  Date:  August 24, 2005).
  • Chair.  Northern California Section of the American Ceramic Society Annual Poster Competition and Dinner Meeting (Davis, CA.  Date:  May 5, 2004).
  • Chair.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2004 National Technical and Career Conference Undergraduate Technical Paper Competition (Chicago, Illinois.  Date:  January 7-10, 2004).
  • Chair.  I Annual Women in Science Luncheon at the XIII International Materials Research Congress.  The keynote speakers were Dr. Mildred Dresselhaus (Massachussets Institute of Technology) and Dr. Merrilea Mayo (The National Academies).  (Cancun, Mexico.  Date:  August 24, 2004).
  • Chair.  Northern California Section of the American Ceramic Society Annual Poster Competition and Dinner Meeting (Davis, CA.  Date:  May 7, 2003).
  • Chair.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2003 National Technical and Career Conference Undergraduate Technical Paper Competition (New Orleans, LA.  Date:  January 8-11, 2003).
  • Chair.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers 2002 National Technical and Career Conference Undergraduate Technical Paper Competition (Minneapolis, MN.  Date:  February 6-9, 2002).
  • Treasurer.  Northern California Section of the American Ceramic Society (January 2000 - July 2008).
  • Banquet Chair.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers UC Davis Student Chapter (September 1996 - June 1998).
  • Treasurer.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers UCSD Student Chapter (September 2003 - June 2004).
  • Secretary.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Southwestern College Student Chapter (August 2001 - May 2002).
SERVICES TO FOUNDATIONS
  • Member.  Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board (June 2017 - present).
  • Member.  52 Weeks of Science Committee - Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (January 2017 - present).
  • Committee Member. Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (AHETEMS) Foundation Scholarship Committee (2009-2011).
  • Member of the Board of Directors.  Advancing Hispanic Excellence in Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (AHETEMS) Foundation (2005).
SERVICES TO COMMUNITY
  • Guest Speaker.  "Colonizing Mars - Dream or Future?", Suds & Science Program, Ruben H. Fleet Science Center (Vista, CA.  Date:  June 5, 2017).
  • Panelist.  Cross-border Business Forum - San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce (Tijuana, México.  Date:  May 23, 2017).
  • Guest Speaker.  Vi Technology Group (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  May 18, 2017).
  • Keynote Speaker.  ChicasSTEM Program of US Consulate (Ciudad Juárez, México.  Date:  May 13, 2017).
  • Guest Speaker.  Federal Women's Program at US Consulate (Ciudad Juárez, México.  Date:  May 12, 2017).
  • Guest Speaker.  Education USA Advising Center (Ciudad Juárez, México.  Date:  May 12, 2017).
  • Guest Speaker.  La Rodadora Children's Museum (Ciudad Juárez, México.  Date:  May 11, 2017).
  • Guest Speaker.  Webinar, US Consulate Ciudad Juárez (Date:  May 3, 2017).
  • Guest Speaker.  Webinar, Red de Talentos Dallas (Date:  April 27, 2017).
  • Closing Speaker.  UC San Diego 30th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 22, 2017).
  • Welcome Speaker.  SHPE Region 2 Leadership Development Conference (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 20, 2017).
  • Keynote Speaker.  Enspire 2017 (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  March 2, 2017).
  • Panelist.  SWE Envision 2017 (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  February 25, 2017).
  • Plenary Speaker.  NSF INCLUDES Conference: Collective Impact as a Pathway to Reinvigorate Broadening Participation in STEM (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  January 21, 2017).
  • Member.  52 Weeks of Science Committee - Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (January 2017 - present).
  • Panelist.  "Mentoring Historically Underrepresented Minority Faculty", Uncovering the Institutional Impact of Scholars from Historically Underrepresented Backgrounds: A meeting sponsored by RWJF Connections and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA.  Date:  December 1, 2016).
  • Chair.  Art Sale Scholarship Fundraiser (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  November 19-20, 2016).
  • Honorary Lecturer.  SHPE 2016 (Seattle, WA.  Date:  November 3, 2016).
  • Moderator. Panel on the Mexican Diaspora, Red Global MX 2016 (México City, México.  Date:  September 28 - October 1, 2016).
  • Guest Speaker.  CANIETI Breakfast (Tijuana, Mexico.  Date:  September 22, 2016).
  • Guest Speaker.  San Diego Chamber of Commerce Education & Workforce Development Committee Meeting (San Diego, CA.  Date:  September 21, 2016).
  • Guest Speaker.  Programa de Genero Altazor (Tijuana, Mexico.  Date:  June 13, 2016).
  • Faculty Panelist.  TRIO Program New Student Orientation (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  August 12, 2016).
  • Keynote Speaker.  Semana de Ciencias (Ensenada, México.  Date:  July 30, 2016).
  • Guest Speaker.  Programa de Género Altazor (Tijuana, México.  Date:  June 13, 2016).
  • Keynote Speaker. Loma Verde Elementary School Graduation / Promotion (Chula Vista, CA. Date: June 3, 2016).
  • Keynote Speaker.  2016 ESL Certificate Ceremony, Southwestern Community College (Chula Vista, CA.  Date:  May 13, 2016).
  • Keynote Speaker.  16th annual MSE Scholarship Awards Banquet, Southwestern Community College (Chula Vista, CA.  Date:  May 6, 2016).
  • Guest Speaker.  Engineering Class at Our Lady of Peace Academy (San Diego, CA.  Date:  April 27, 2016).
  • Judge.  Expo Proyectos Interdisciplinarios, Bachillerato La Paz (Tijuana, Mexico.  Date:  April 19, 2016).
  • Panelist.  Panel on Academic Careers organized by the Women in Bioengineering Graduate Student Group (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  March 30, 2016).
  • Panelist.  EXPOTECH 2016 (Tijuana, Mexico.  Date:  March 3, 2016).
  • Guest Speaker. CANIETI Breakfast (Tijuana, Mexico. Date: September 30, 2015).
  • Guest Speaker.  UC San Diego Creating Scientists Undergraduate Research Program (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  July 7, 2015).
  • Judge.  Expo Proyectos Interdisciplinarios, Bachillerato La Paz (Tijuana, Mexico.  Date:  May 12, 2015).
  • Keynote Speaker.  Madrugadores de Tijuana (Tijuana, Mexico.  Date:  May 7, 2015).
  • Panelist.  Women Faculty Mixer and Roundtable “Are you Bossy or Brilliant?” (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  April 22, 2015).
  • Keynote Speaker.  Annual S.M.A.R.T. Conference (Science, Mathematics, Articulation, Resource, Technology) (Chula Vista, CA.  Date:  April 18, 2015).
  • Guest Speaker.  SHPE UNR Student Chapter Meeting (Reno, NV.  Date:  April 13, 2015).
  • Keynote Speaker. Cesar E. Chavez 11th Annual Scholarship Breakfast, Southwestern College Chicano Latino Coalition (Chula Vista, CA. Date: March 27, 2015).
  • Keynote Speaker. CAMP 2015 Symposium Awards Dinner (Irvine, CA. Date: February 7, 2015).
  • Guest Speaker.  UCSD IDEA Center Grad Talk:  How to Choose and Advisor (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  October 10, 2014).
  • Keynote Speaker.  Chancellor’s Scholars Opening Reception (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  October 10, 2014).
  • Plenary Speaker.  1er Foro Mujeres en la Ciencia at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (Tijuana, México.  Date:  October 6, 2014).
  • Speaker.  COSMOS Discovery Lecture (La Jolla, CA.  Date:  July 29, 2014).
  • Guest Speaker. Eco-Engineering Academy at Southwest High School (Chula Vista, CA. Date: May 29, 2014).
  • Keynote Speaker. The SHPE 8th Annual High School Conference EmPower 2014 (La Jolla, CA. Date: May 3, 2014).
  • Speaker. UCSD CAREER Award Preparation Workshop (La Jolla, CA. Date: April 30, 2014).
  • Keynote Speaker. MANA de San Diego meeting at UC San Diego (La Jolla, CA. Date: March 22, 2014).
  • Guest Speaker. UCSD IDEA Center Grad Talk: How to Choose an Impactful Research Question/Topic (La Jolla, CA. Date: February 28, 2014).
  • Guest Speaker. UCSD Initiative for Maximizing Student Development Seminar Series (La Jolla, CA. Date: February 11, 2014).
  • Surprise Reader. Pre-K Class at San Carlos United Methodist Pre-school (San Diego, CA. Date: November 22, 2013).
  • Keynote Speaker. Castle Park Middle School Graduation / Promotion (Chula Vista, CA. Date: June 7, 2013).
  • Judge. 4th Expo of Interdisciplinary Projects of "La Paz" High School (Tijuana, Mexico. Date: April 30, 2013).
  • Keynote Speaker. VISTAS Dinner (Alfred, NY. Date: April 12, 2012).
  • Surprise Reader. Pre-K Class at San Carlos United Methodist Pre-school (San Diego, CA. Date: March 2, 2012).
  • Keynote Speaker. VISTAS Dinner (Alfred, NY. Date: April 7, 2011).
  • Keynote Speaker. Alfred University Board of Trustees Dinner (Alfred, NY. Date: October 14, 2010).
  • Keynote Speaker. VISTAS Dinner (Alfred, NY. Date: April 29, 2010).
  • Keynote Speaker. Bergren Forum (Alfred, NY. Date: April 15, 2010).
  • Invited Speaker. VISTAS Dinner (Alfred, NY. Date: April 16, 2009).
  • Keynote Speaker.  Nevada MESA Program Fall Banquet (Traner Middle School, Reno, NV.  Date:  December 5, 2002).
  • Judge.  Lemelson Science Fair (Reno, NV.  Date:  March 13, 2003).
  • Keynote Speaker.  University of California–Davis Minority Engineering Program Annual Banquet (Davis, CA.  Date:  May 16, 2003).
  • Guest Speaker.  Nevada MESA Summer PASS Program (University of Nevada–Reno, Reno, NV.  Date:  August 3, 2004).
  • Judge.  Roy Gomm Elementary School Inventor’s Convention (Reno, NV.  Date:  March 2, 2004).
  • Keynote Speaker.  Nevada MESA Program Fall Banquet (Sparks High School, Reno, NV.  Date:  November 18, 2004).
  • Consultant.  Diversified Advanced Technologies, Inc. (Reno, NV.  Date:  Fall 2004).
  • Exhibits Committee Member.  The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose, CA.  Date:  September 2000 – December 2003).
  • Host.  “Man in Space – How Far” Table, Food for Thought 2008 Banquet (Reno, NV.  Date:  April 28, 2008).
ACTIVITIES CONNECTED TO UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
SERVICES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SYSTEM
  • Vice-Chair.  UC-Mexico Initiative’s Taskforce on Student Mobility (January 2015 – February 2017).
  • Member.  UC-Mexico Initiative’s Energy Working Group (October 2014 – February 2017).
  • Member.  External Advisory Board for the UC Davis ADVANCE Program (November 2012 – present).
  • Member.  Executive Steering Committee for the UC LEADS Program (November 2012 – present).
SERVICES TO UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
  • Member.  Conflict of Interest Independent Review Committee (September 2015 – present).
  • Advisor.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers UCSD student chapter (January 2013 – present).
  • Chair.  Diversity & Equity Committee of the Faculty Senate (September 2016 – August 2017).
  • Member.  JSOE Excellence Diversity Hire Search Committee (September 2016 – June 2017).
  • Member.  UC San Diego Interdisciplinary Initiative: Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning and Creativity Faculty Search Committee (September 2016 – June 2017).
  • Member.  Joint Administrative-Senate Task Force on Exploring Hispanic Serving Institution Designation for UC San Diego (October 2016 – May 2017).
  • Revelle’s Alternate Delegate.  Academic Senate Representative Assembly (July 2015 – June 2016).
  • Member.  JSOE Excellence Diversity Hire Search Committee (September 2015 – June 2016).
  • Member.  Revelle College 50th Anniversary Faculty and Emeriti Engagement Committee (October 2014 – June 2015).
  • Member.  JSOE Excellence Diversity Hire Faculty Search Committee (September 2014 – June 2015).
  • Member.  Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Retention and Success Search Committee (February – June, 2015).
  • Member.  JSOE Excellence Diversity Hire Search Committee (September 2013 – June 2014).
  • Member.  Chemical Safety and Surveillance Committee of the Faculty Senate (October 2013 – October 2016).
  • Member.  Diversity & Equity Committee of the Faculty Senate (September 2014 – August 2016).
  • Member.  Director of the Center for Engaged Teaching Search Committee (July-August 2015).
  • Member.  Revelle College Natural Sciences Requirement Committee (May 2014 – August 2015).
  • Member.  Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Search Committee (April – August 2014).
  • Member.  Undergraduate Scholarships and Honors Committee of the Faculty Senate (September 2013 – August 2014).
  • Member.  IDEA Scholars 2014 Selection Committee (June 2014).
  • Member.  IDEA Student Center’s Faculty/Executive Diversity Advisory Board (April 2013 – May 2014).
  • Member.  IDEA Scholars 2013 Selection Committee (June 2013).
  • Member.  Revelle College Provost Search Committee (September – December 2013).
  • Member.  Raza Resource Centro Director Search Committee (September – December 2013).
SERVICES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
  • Member.  MAE Space Committee (January 2015 – June 2017).
  • Diversity Officer.  MAE Department (September 2014 – August 2016).
  • Member.  ABET Committee (November 2012 – August 2016).
  • Member.  Materials in Extreme Environments Search Committee (September 2014 – June 2015).
ACTIVITIES CONNECTED TO ALFRED UNIVERSITY
  • Chair. New York State College of Ceramics Faculty Council (August 2012 - March 2013).
  • Member. New York State College of Ceramics Faculty Council (August 2010 - July 2012).
  • Member. Vice-President for Statutory Affairs Search Committee (May 2009 - April 2010).
  • Member.  Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering Graduate Admission Committee (October 2008 – October 2012).
  • Member.  Research Strategic Planning Committee (August 2008 – October 2012).
  • Member. Scholes Library Committee (August 2011 - present).
  • Member. Fall 2011 Faculty Search Committee (September 2011 - May 2012).
  • Chair. Fall 2010 Faculty Search Committee (September 2010 - May 2011).
  • Advisor. Keramos Student Chapter (August 2010 - October 2012).
ACTIVITIES CONNECTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
  • Member.  Curriculum Committee, College of Engineering (January 2005 – May 2008).
  • Founding Faculty Advisor.  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers UNR Student Chapter (March 2004 - May 2008).
  • Member.  Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry, College of Science (Fall 2003).
  • Member.  Faculty Search Committee. Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering (Spring 2006).
  • Member.  Chair Search Committee. Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, College of Engineering (Spring 2007).
  • Member.  Dean Search Committee. College of Engineering (September 2007 - May 2008).
  • Member.  Department student recruitment committee (July 2002 - May 2008).
  • Chair.  Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Division Bi-Monthly Seminars (July 2002 - May 2005).
  • Webmaster.  Chemical and Materials Engineering Web Page (July 2002 - June 2009).
  • Faculty Advisor.  Materials Advantage and Research Society (July 2002 - May 2008).
  • Chair.  Faculty search committee (September 2005 - June 2006).
  • Member.  Department Chair search committee (September 2006 - June 2007).