León Ávalos y Vez

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León Ávalos y Vez*
1st Director-General of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM)
In office
1943–1947
Succeeded by Roberto Guajardo Suárez
Personal details
Born (1906-01-24)January 24, 1906[1]
Atlixco, Puebla, Mexico[1]
Died 1991 (aged 84–85)[2]
Spouse(s) Carolina del Moral (married on 29 November 1935)[1]
Children Carolina, León, Teresa, José Luis and María[1]
Residence Monterrey, Mexico City
Alma mater National Polytechnic Institute, MIT
Profession Mechanical engineer
Religion Roman Catholic[3]
* 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).[1]

Ávalos y Vez was born in Atlixco, Puebla, on 24 January 1906 into a family composed by Ignacio Ávalos and Amalia Vez.[1] 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).

Selected works[edit]

  • Apuntes sobre generadores de vapor (1962).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 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. 
  2. ^ Educadores de Nuevo León. Monterrey, Mexico: Universidad Mexicana del Noreste. 2001. OCLC 53358387. Ing. León Avalos y Vez 1906-1991 
  3. ^ Mendirichaga, Rodrigo (1982). El Tecnológico de Monterrey: Sucesos, anécdotas, personajes (in Spanish). Monterrey, Mexico: Ediciones Castillo. OCLC 17117284. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  4. ^ Ávalos y Vez, León (1962). Apuntes sobre generadores de vapor (in Spanish). Mexico City: Instituto Politécnico Nacional. OCLC 54980026. 

See also[edit]

List of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education faculty