The postgraduate course at the Faculty of Engineering of the Concepcion University is directed by Professor Dr. Lorena Pradenas, Department of Industrial Engineering, and aims at training researchers in the management and optimization of complex technological systems, which have the potential to reduce the negative impact in the environment, thus Developing sustainable organizations that create value.
For Pradenas, being the first graduate is a great achievement, “They are now going to become PhDs in Industrial Engineering, a broad discipline that has a strong scientific, mathematical and algorithmic basis, they are highly trained and can solve real optimization problems.” There can be problems, basically, of managing resources, which are always scarce”, he said.
Pradenas also highlighted the high demand of the University of Concepcion for its doctors upon graduation, “as a requirement they must have an article published in the best journals, such as WOS, Web of Science, and a publication in Could easily take four years, apart from other publications,” he said.
Now for thesis submission, Dr. Patricio Saez, who is a professor in the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, commented that this part of the basis of production planning and control and how models can be generated that allow these to be more stable, more flexible as well as cost There is no increase in “Today industries and manufacturing systems in general are advancing, as is technology, and this has made them need to be more reactive, more innovative and agile, as all industries that failed to adapt to change, for example For, in the pestilence, they did not survive. So here we think about how it helps companies, processes in general to adapt to any changes that happen in the market”, he explained.
It should be noted that in the process of preparing the thesis there was the participation of Dr. Carlos Herrera, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, as Guide Professor and Co-Guide Professor, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Dr. Sebastian Godoy. , who took over this work after the sensitive death of Professor Dr. George Pezoa, (QEPD), who had supported the Doctoral Program in Industrial Engineering from the very beginning.