GIIT

Transportation Engineering Research Group

Presentation

Transportation is a fundamental activity in society; therefore it is paramount to have optimal transport systems for citizens.

Current studies and tendencies focus on increasing a vehicle's performance by designing lightweight or ultra light cars. In this regard, there are also intelligent controls capable of turning a car into a self-driving vehicle and finding parking spaces automatically, all this to reduce the environmental footprint at the lowest cost possible. 

With the purpose of fostering research in transportation engineering and according to the abovementioned remarks, we created the Transportation Engineering Research Group (GIIT, in Spanish) in order to generate a positive impact in society by conducting research that will develop and generate innovative knowledge in transportation engineering, with a particular focus in mechanical engineering.

 

Objectives:

  • Conduct researh projects and studies for transportation companies, which will generate employment, income and enrichning experiences for professors and students.
  • Collect, classify, analyze and disseminate information that can be used by professors and students for the teaching – learning process.
  • Help position the automotive mechanical engineering major nationally and regionally as an academic leader. 
  • Create leadership and participation skills in research programs, projects and networks in the field of transportation through a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Adopt new technologies to assess the transportation system.

 

Lines of Research 

  • Energy efficiency and environmental pollution

  • Environmental, social and regional impacts of transportation

  • Planning transportation, safety and management of mobility

  • Automotive maintenance engineering

  • Automotive mechanical design

 

Coordinator

Paul Narváez

 

 

Researchers

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION

Néstor Rivera

 

Jorge Fajardo

 

Fernando Chica

 

Wilmer Contreras

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND REGIONAL IMPACTS OF TRANSPORTATION

Fredy Tacuri

 

Fabricio Espinoza

 

Juan Pablo Montero

 

Paúl Narváez

 

 

PLANNING TRANSPORTATION, SAFETY AND MANAGEMENT OF MOBILITY

Javier Vásquez

 

Patricia Guamán

 

Carlos Roche 

 

Lauro Barros 

 

AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING

Cristian García 

 

Néstor Rivera 

 

Diego Valladolid 

 

Juan Valverde

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AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICAL DESIGN

Jónatan Pozo Palacios 

 

Marco Amaya P. 

 

Julio Loja 

 

Wilson Calle G.

 

PROMETEO RESEARCHERS

Mary Vergara PhD 

 

Grover Zurita PhD 

 

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