Ernesto Gutierrez-Miravete

Faculty Practitioner


Programs Taught

Mechanical Engineering


Ernesto is an expert in mathematical modeling and computer simulation of metallurgical systems and processes with emphasis in free and moving boundary problems. Following two years as Postdoctoral Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology he came to Rensselaer in 1987 and has been a full-time member of the Faculty ever since. Concurrent with his academic duties, Ernesto has served as a technical research consultant to several industrial corporations over the past four decades. Teaching and collaborating with working professionals at Rensselaer continue to be the highlight of his career.  

Other Professional Experiences

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford – Curriculum Chair, Metallurgy,
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Affiliate Faculty, Department of Decision Sciences & Engineering Systems
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Swedish Institute for Metals Research – Visiting Researcher
  • CINVESTAV-Saltillo-Mexico – Visiting Researcher
  • Universidad Iberoamericana – Visiting Professor
  • CINVESTAV-Saltillo & CINVESTAV-Queretaro – Visiting Professor
  • Trinity College – Visiting Professor
  • United Technologies Corporation – Industry Consultant
  • Olin Corporation – Industry Consultant
  • Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies – Industry Consultant
  • Hylsa-Mexico – Industry Consultant
  • Member ASME & SIAM
  • Technical journal & book reviewer
Education & Training
  • Ph.D., Metallurgy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985
  • Chemical Metallurgical Engineer, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, 1978


Other Focus Areas

Mathematical modeling and computer simulation of metal processing systems

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