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Arturo graduated with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering with a major in Mechantronics from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, in 1996. From 2001 to 2005 he completed his PhD in the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, in collaboration with the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC), at the University of Sheffield. His PhD research was aimed at comparing Linear Matrix Inequalities (LMI) techniques and genetic algorithms (GAs) in Multiobjective Control with application to gas turbine engines.

From 2005 to 2006 he joined the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre to work in Robust Multiobjective Optimisation, with application to real-world engineering problems.

From 2006 to 2009 he joined the Electrical Machines and Drives Group, at the University of Sheffield, to work in the EU-FP7 More Open Electrical Technologies (MOET) project, where the focus was Aircraft Power Systems.

He re-joined the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre (EDC) from July 2009 to May 2011 to work on the Robust Multiobjective Optimisation of Submarine Propulsion Systems project, funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), USA.

Current activities

Dr Molina-Cristobal has been a key collaborator and academic advisor to multiple high-profile projects for the British and European aerospace industry; in partnership with the AIRBUS, RR and others; such as, the EU-FP7 Collaborative & Robust Engineering using Simulation Capability Enabling Next Design Optimisation (CRESCENDO), the UK-TSB-ATI Configuration Optimisation of Next Generation Aircraft (CONGA), the EU-FP7 Thermal Overall Integrated Conception of Aircraft (TOICA) and currently the UK-ATI Advanced Product Analysis Enviroment (APROCONE) project. 

His work is focused on developing engineering methods to advance current research areas such as Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation (MDO), uncertainty quantification & management (UQ&M), robust design and optimisation for model-based design of engineering systems.


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