Fernando García Roel

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Fernando García Roel
2nd Rector of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM)
Term 1960 – 1984
Predecessor Víctor Bravo Ahuja
Successor Rafael Rangel Sostmann
Born (1921-08-14)14 August 1921[1]
Monterrey, Nuevo León [1]
Died 26 February 2009(2009-02-26) (aged 87)[2]
Torreón, Coahuila
Alma mater National Autonomous University of Mexico and University of Wisconsin–Madison
Profession Chemical engineer
Spouse Laura Molina (married on 1 July 1946) [1]
Children Fernando and Héctor [1]

Fernando García Roel (14 August 1921 – 26 February 2009) was a Mexican chemical engineer. He served as the second rector of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM, 1960–1984).

García Roel was born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, into a family composed by Mario A. García and María Roel,[1] sister of prominent historian Santiago Roel.[3] He received a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (1943) and a master's degree in the same discipline from the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1948).[4]

In 1966 he was given the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Distinguished Service Award[5] and in 1984 the Víctor Márquez Domínguez Prize of the Mexican Institute of Chemical Engineers.[6] He was conferred an honorary doctorate by the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1979.[7]

One of the streets crossing the main campus of the Monterrey Institute of Technology is named in his honor.[8]


  1. ^ a b c d e Lajoie, Lucian F.; Myer, Jack D; Castillo Nájera, Francisco (1972). Who's Notable in Mexico. vol. 1 (1st ed. ed.). Mexico City, Mexico. OCLC 1784836. 
  2. ^ "Muere ex rector del Tec de Monterrey" (in Spanish). El Siglo de Torreón. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  3. ^ Garza, José (1997-02-09). "Entrevista a Adriana García Roel" (in Spanish). El Norte. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  4. ^ Ortiz, Aída (2009-03-06). "Rinden homenaje póstumo a Fernando García Roel, ex Rector del Tecnológico de Monterrey" (in Spanish). Crónica Intercampus. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Engineers' Day 1966 Award Recipients". University of Wisconsin–Madison. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Premio Ing. Víctor Márquez Domínguez al Progreso Profesional en la Ingeniería Química" (in Spanish). Instituto Mexicano de Ingenieros Químicos. Retrieved 2008-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Recipients of Honorary Degrees Conferred by the UW-Madison". University of Wisconsin–Madison. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  8. ^ "Rinden homenaje a Fernando García Roel" (in Spanish). Crónica Intercampus. 2006-02-24. Retrieved 2008-10-11.