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Dr. Alfonso Fuentes
Principal Investigator of the Enhanced Gear Drives Research Group (GITAE). Mechanical Engineer (1993). Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering (1996). Full Professor at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena at present. Author of more than 70 publications and 4 books. Visiting Scholar at the Gear Research Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago from May 28, 1999 to June 31, 2000. Visiting Research Scientist at the Gear Research Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago from July 1, 2000 to May 28, 2001. Involved in computerized development of improved gear transmissions applied in helicopters and automotive industry, development of enhanced computer models of gears for stress analysis and development of computer programs for generation and simulation of meshing of low-noise, stable bearing contact spiral bevel gears with improved geometry. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Mechanism and Machine Theory, the Open Mechanical Engineering Journal and the Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering Journal. Member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Granted the NASA Tech Brief Award Number LEW-17596-1 for the Technology entitled "New Geometry of Face Worm Gear Drives with Conical and Cylindrical Worms".
 
Dr. Ignacio Gonzalez-Perez

Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (2009). Ph.D. by the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (2003). Mechanical Engineer by the University of Murcia (1999). Author of more than 30 publications. Teaching experience in Machine Element Design for more than eight years. Research experience in Theory of Gearing and Applications since year 2001. Visiting Scholar at the Gear Research Center of the University of Illinois at Chicago from October 30, 2001 to October 30, 2003, under the supervision of Professor Faydor L. Litvin. Visiting Scientist at the Gear Research & Development Department of Yamaha Motor Co. from July 3, 2005 to November 30, 2005, under the supervision of Mr. Kenichi Hayasaka. Member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

 
Eng. Jorge Ripoll-Camus

Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (1990). Industrial Engineer (2004). More than 15 years of teaching experience in Machine Element Design.

 


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Our latest paper "Analytical Determination of Basic Machine-Tool Settings for Generation of Spiral Bevel Gears From Blank Data" by Ignacio Gonzalez-Perez, Alfonso Fuentes, & Kenichi Hayasaka, has been published recently in the Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 132, October 2010.