I studied a degree in Biochemical Engineering (1987-991) and a Master in Food Science (1992-995) both, at the National Institute of Technology of Mexico. Subsequently, I carried out a PhD in Food Science (1995-1999) at the University of Blaise Pascal Clermonf-Ferrand, France. I have made a sabbatical stay (2013-2014) in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign USA. I am a research professor at the Department of Chemical Sciences where I teach the subjects of Thermodynamics, Transport phenomena, Mass and Energy Balances, Physical-Chemistry of biomolecules for undergraduate and graduate students. Regarding my research topics, they are focused to: (i) the study of phase/ state transitions and developing of state diagrams of food products containing freezable and unfreezable water to predict and optimize processing and/or storage procedures for fresh, concentrated and dehydrated foods, (ii) to the design and implementation of conventional and novel drying methods such as hot air, spray drying, superheated steam drying, hybrid methods, solar energy for the use of fruits and vegetables from the region.