Dr. Krystel Castillo
September 2017 – Present
- Director of the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
- GreenStar Endowed Associate Professor in Energy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in the Mechanical Engineering Department.
August 2012 – August 2017
- Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in the Mechanical Engineering Department.
- Co-director of the Manufacturing Systems and Automation Laboratory at UTSA.
- Core Faculty of the Center of Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems.
- Faculty of the Center for Simulation, Visualization, and Real-Time Prediction
My main research interests are mathematical modeling of supply chains; logistics; optimization of large-scale scenarios (meta-heuristics); statistical quality control and reliability. In summary, the application of Operations Research as well as statistical methods to model, analyze, and solve complex decision problems.
Curriculum Vitae (Extended)
Manufacturing Systems and Automation Laboratory (MSA) is a state-of-the-art facility for teaching, research, and development in: Modeling and optimization of supply chain and logistics problems with applications in bioenergy, sustainability, defense, manufacturing and healthcare. Heuristics and metaheuristics for solving large-scale and complex engineering problems. Statistical Quality Control and Reliability.
2018 HENAAC Award Winner: Dr. Krystel Castillo
HENAAC Award Winner: Dr. Krystel Castillo
USGBC:Big Red State Big Green Market-TSERI has a vision for a new energy future—one born of a partnership with San Antonio’s greater community
Receive 2017 INFORMS MIF Early Career Award at the INFORMS Annual Conference in Houston Texas.
Sue Stankus successfully defended his dissertation and graduated from the Ph.D. in ME with concentration in Manufacturing
TSERI Receives Support from CPS Energy to conduct Sustainable Energy Research
Recipient of NSF Assist Travel Support to attend SACNAS Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah from October 18-21, 201
James Stadick successfully defended his thesis and graduated from the M.S. in AMEE program
Hernan Chavez successfully defended his dissertation and graduated from the Ph.D. in ME with concentration in Manufacturing program
Dr. Krystel Castillo was appointed as Director of the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (TSERI)
Recipient of 2017 President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Achievement
Recognized as 2017 Outstanding Young Faculty by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) –Gulf South West Region at the University of Texas at Dallas, TX.
Brittany Schier presented her research poster in Albuquerque, NM.
Dr. Castillo announced as a winner of the San Antonio Business Journal 2017 40 under 40 Award
Dr. Castillo was one of the winners of the San Antonio Business Journal 40 under 40 Award
Students attend HACU Conference at San Antonio Texas
Mario’s paper “A Principal Component Analysis in Switchgrass Chemical Composition” was accepted in Energies.
The summer internships conducted by our fellow students was featured in the Innovations Magazine
Andres and Alex (undergraduates) were coauthors with USDA mentors. Their work from the 2015 summer internship was accepted in the Industrial Crops and Products.
Recipient of NSF Assist Travel Support to attend the Engineering Early-Career Faculty Development Symposium in the 28th HENAAC Conference in Anaheim CA
A paper titled “Improving Radio Frequency Identification Accuracy in a Warehouse Setting”authored by several lab students won the third place in the 2016 IIE Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference.
Won the best track paper award in collaboration with Hernan Chavez (graduate student) in the Manufacturing and Engineering Design at the 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) at Anaheim, California
Hernan’s paper “Simulation-based multi-objective model for supply chains with disruptions in transportation” was accepted in the Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Journal
Dr. Castillo receives GreenStar Endowed Professorship in Energy