Faculty Profile for Dr. Luis Trueba

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Dr. Luis Trueba
Assistant Professor — Department of Engineering Technology
RFM 2240
phone: (512) 245-2137

Biography Section

Biography and Education

B.S. Metallurgical Engineering
The University of Texas at El Paso

Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering
University of Missouri-Rolla (Now Missouri University of Science and Technology)

Teaching Interests

Metal Casting, Steelmaking, Manufacturing Processes, Engineering Materials, Engineering Statistics

Research Interests

Friction Stir Welding, Metal Casting, Steelmaking

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Rios, R., & Trueba, L. (2023). 3D Printed Sand Molds and Cores Using Selective Powder Deposition. International Journal of Metalcasting, 18, 40–45.
  • Na, H., Byoung-Hee, & Trueba, L. (2022). A Study on the Mechanical Properties of Biaxial and Triaxial Braided Composites for an Automotive Propeller Shaft. Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 23(Issue 9), 2712–2718. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12221-022-0061-2
  • Desavale, S., Ameri, F., Trueba, L., & Igveh, O. (2022). Direct Part Marking (DPM) Supported by Additively Manufactured Tags to Improve the Traceability of Castings. In Advances in Production Management Systems: Smart Manufacturing and Logistics Systems: Turning Ideas into Action (pp. 244–251). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-16407-1_29
  • Lek, D. R., Song, I.-H., Kim, N., Trueba, L., Haejoong, N., & You, B.-H. (2022). Passive Mold Alignment for the Fabrication of Polymer Through-Holes Using Punching and Double-Sided Hot Embossing. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 340, 113560. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2022.113560
  • Trueba, L., & Torrres, A. S. (2022). Incorporating a Milestone-Based Project Based Learning Method in a Foundry Course.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Teaching Award, UTPB College of Engineering. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Teaching Award, The National Society of Leadership and Success. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Service Award, UTPB College of Business and Engineering. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Teaching Award, The National Society of Leadership and Success. 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Senior Class Teaching Award, Trine University. 2004

Selected Grants

  • Ameri, Farhad, Khaleghian, Seyedmeysam (Co-Principal), Tate, Jitendra S (Supporting), Trueba, Luis (Supporting), You, Byoung Hee (Supporting), Song, In-Hyouk (Supporting), Jimenez, Jesus (Supporting), Chen, Heping (Supporting), Emami, Anahita (Supporting). REU Site: Multidisciplinary Research Experience in Advance Manufacturing for Undergraduates, National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal, $396737. (Funded: May 1, 2021 - August 1, 2024). Grant.
  • Trueba, Luis (Principal). Overture Grant: Metalcasting Ambassador for Texas State Foundry Program, Foundry Educational Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $8000. (Submitted: November 2022, Funded: January 2023 - June 2024). Grant.
  • Trueba, Luis (Co-Principal). Foundry in a Box Grant, Foundry Educational Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $503.72. (Submitted: February 20, 2020, Funded: March 2020 - Present). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Engineering Technology Accreditation (ABET & SACS)
August 2023-Present
Continuous Improvement Workgroup
January 2022-Present
Alumni Survey Work Group
January 2022-Present
MSEC Admissions Committee
October 2021-Present
Reviewer / Referee
CRC Press
August 2021-Present