NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Alejandro Eufracio

Profile:

During his undergrad, Alejandro participated in a number of national and international engineering competitions developing technology targeted to help unimpaired people, which led to a third place award in the 2012 edition of the Intel Cup ESDC held in Shanghai, China. In 2013 he joined Intel as a software developer intern, creating C#/C software used for validation and performance analysis. Later, Alejandro was recruited as a wireline field engineer for the company Schlumberger, where he performed electrical logging jobs, working in remote locations on-shore in the South of Mexico, under harsh conditions and always following the highest safety and quality standards of the industry.

Given the opportunity to take the next step in his academic career, in 2016 Alejandro began an MSc program at the University of Alberta and helped to establish the Additive Design & Manufacturing Lab (ADAM Lab) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He also held the position of Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, developing several mechatronics projects related to additive manufacturing applications. His research project involved the design and construction of a material jetting-based 3D printer with magnetic alignment capability.

Currently as part of the Modular Construction team, Alejandro’s responsibilities include leading a group of engineers with electrical background to design and implement the automation infrastructure necessary to control the in-house designed machinery used to manufacture wood and steel frames for the construction industry.

Education:

  • BSc in Mechatronics Engineering (2013), Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) , Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering (2018), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Publications:

Ramirez-Garibay, F., Olivarria, C., Eufracio, A., and Huegel, J. (2014). “MyVox—Device for the communication between people: blind, deaf, deaf-blind and unimpaired.” In Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2014 IEEE, pp. 506-509.

Nagarajan, B., Eufracio, A., Qureshi, A., and Mertiny, P. (2017). “Additive Manufacturing of Magnetically Loaded Polymer Composites: An Experimental Study for Process Development.” In ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, pp. V002T02A032-V002T02A032.

Alejandro Eufracio

Alejandro Eufracio

Research Assistant
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5-362.24 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
eufracio@ualberta.ca