León Ávalos y Vez
|León Ávalos y Vez*|
|1st Director-General of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM)|
|Succeeded by||Roberto Guajardo Suárez|
January 24, 1906|
Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico
|Died||1991 (aged 84–85)|
|Spouse(s)||Carolina del Moral (married on 29 November 1935)|
|Children||Carolina, León, Teresa, José Luis and María|
|Residence||Monterrey, Mexico City|
|Alma mater||National Polytechnic Institute, MIT|
|* Sometimes referred to as León Ávalos Vez|
León Ávalos y Vez (24 January 1906–1991) was a Mexican mechanical engineer who served as the founding director-general of the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM, 1943–1946) and as director-general of the National School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN, 1943).
Ávalos y Vez was born in Atlixco, Puebla, on 24 January 1906 into a family composed by Ignacio Ávalos and Amalia Vez. He received a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree in the same discipline from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1929).
- Apuntes sobre generadores de vapor (1962).
- Lajoie, Lucian F.; Myer, Jack D; Castillo Nájera, Francisco (1972). Who's Notable in Mexico 1 (1st ed.). Mexico City, Mexico. p. 13. OCLC 1784836.
- Educadores de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Mexico: Universidad Mexicana del Noreste. 2001. OCLC 53358387.
Ing. León Avalos y Vez 1906-1991
- Mendirichaga, Rodrigo (1982). El Tecnológico de Monterrey: Sucesos, anécdotas, personajes (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Ediciones Castillo. OCLC 17117284. Retrieved 2008-07-04.
- Ávalos y Vez, León (1962). Apuntes sobre generadores de vapor (in Spanish). Mexico City: Instituto Politécnico Nacional. OCLC 54980026.
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