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Patricia Caratozzolo

Country of origin: Mexico Currently in: Mexico, Mexico City General field of specialization: Engineering sciences
Academic Background


2003 Doctorate Engineering sciences
1989 Undergraduate Engineering sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Engineering sciences

Patricia Caratozzolo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received the Ph.D. degree from the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in 2003. Since 2005 she has been a member of the faculty of Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, where she is Assistant Professor of Power Energy Systems. She leads projects in the area of Educational Innovation, Critical Thinking, Cognitive Flexibility and development of Soft Skills in Engineering. She teaches courses on the implementation of Educational Innovation strategies as: Development of Creativity and Innovation and Problem Solving through Design Thinking. Dr. Caratozzolo is Senior Member of IEEE and Vice President of the International Association of Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE). She is also Associate Member of the Institute for the Future of Education of the Tecnologico de Monterrey.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Caratozzolo, P., Alvarez-Delgado, A., and Hosseini, S. (2019) Enhancing interdisciplinary skills in engineering by Storytelling's cognitive tools. 47th SEFI Annual Conference. SEFI Proceedings ISBN: 978-2-87352-018-2, pp. 206-215. 16-19 September 2019, Budapest, Hungary.

Caratozzolo, P., Alvarez-Delgado, A., and Hosseini, S. (2020). Metacognitive awareness: the capacity to cope with uncertainty in engineering. 2020 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), pp. 638-643. 27-30 April 2020, Porto, Portugal.
DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON45650.2020.9125135

Chakrabarti, S., Caratozzolo, P., Sjoer, E., Norgaard, B. (2020). The Future of Continuing Engineering Education in the era of Digitalization and Personalization. 1948th SEFI Annual Conference, Enschede, the Netherlands 20–24 September 2020. Pp. 1414-1417.

Caratozzolo, P., Alvarez-Delgado, A., and Hosseini, S. (2020). Perspectives on the use of Serious-Storytelling for Creative Thinking Awareness in Engineering. Frontiers in Education International Conference (FIE). 21-24 October 2020, Uppsala, Sweden.
DOI: 10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9273994

Ivan Cabezas; Rocio Segovia; Patricia Caratozzolo; Eileen Webb (2020). Using Software Engineering Design Principles as Tools for Freshman Students Learning. Frontiers in Education International Conference (FIE). 21-24 October 2020, Uppsala, Sweden. DOI: 10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274177

Caratozzolo P., Membrillo-Hernández J. (2021) Evaluation of Challenge Based Learning Experiences in Engineering Programs: The Case of the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. In: Auer M.E., Centea D. (eds) Visions and Concepts for Education 4.0. ICBL 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1314. Springer, Cham.

Caratozzolo, P., Sirkis, G., Piloto, C., Correo, M. (2020). Skills Obsolescence and Education Global Risks in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In 2020 World Engineering Education Forum-Global Engineering Deans Council (WEEF-GEDC). WEEF2020 IEEE Proceedings. 16-20 November 2020, Cape Town, South Africa.
DOI: 10.1109/WEEF-GEDC49885.2020.9293687

Caratozzolo, P, Alvarez-Delgado, A., & Hosseini, S. (2021). Creativity in Criticality: tools for Generation Z students in STEM. IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON, April-2021, 596-603. DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON46332.2021.9454110

V. Lara-Prieto et al., "Women Engineers Empowerment through Linked Experiences," 2021 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2021, pp. 289-293, doi: 10.1109/EDUCON46332.2021.9454115.DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON46332.2021.9454115

P. Caratozzolo, S. Rosas-Melendez and C. Ortiz-Alvarado, "Active Learning Approaches for Sustainable Energy Engineering Education," 2021 IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech), 2021, pp. 251-258, doi: 10.1109/GreenTech48523.2021.00048

Caratozzolo, P., Alvarez-Delgado, A., and Hosseini, S. (2019) Strengthening critical thinking in engineering students. Int Journal on Interact Design and Manufacturing, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp. 995-1012.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
She worked for several years at the National Center for Technological Research and Development (Cenidet) as a professor-researcher, where she directed six master's theses in the area of energy control in electric and hybrid vehicles. He has numerous articles published on issues of supervisory control of energy in electric and hybrid vehicles. She is currently a professor-researcher in the Department of Mechatronics of the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, especialized in Power Transmission, Ssustainability and Energy Efficiency.


IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IFE, Institute for the Future of Education
IACEE, International Association for Continuing Engineering Education

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