Gannon Adds Second Visiting Academic to Engineering School
Posted: September 6, 2013
ERIE, Pa. - Gannon University is hosting a visiting professor
from Mexico for the 2013-14 academic year. Antonio Cardenas, Ph.D.,
will be conducting research and teaching classes in the mechanical
engineering department of Gannon's College of Engineering and
Cardenas joins Zhong Hui (China, electrical and computer
engineering) as Gannon's second visiting academic from abroad this
While conducting research on vision-based control for
non-holonomic robots, Cardenas will also teach classes such as
strength of materials and materials science.
Cardenas earned his bachelor's degree from the University of San
Luis Potosi and his master's degree in computer science from the
Technological Institute of Monterrey, campus Cuernavaca. He also
earned his master's and doctorate in mechanical engineering in 2001
and 2003, respectively, at the University of Notre Dame where he
was a classmate of Karinna Vernaza, Ph.D., current Gannon associate
professor in mechanical engineering and the College of Engineering
and Business's interim associate dean.
"I am very excited to see Gannon expand our visiting professors
program," Vernaza said. "This supports our new strategic plan by
providing a global perspective to our teaching and scholarly
exchanges from which our students will benefit."
Prior to coming to Gannon, Cardenas was a researcher and
professor in the Research and Graduate Studies Center (CIEP) at the
University of San Luis Potosi.