Dr. Marquez holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas Pan-American. He joined Rice University in 2011 to pursue a Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Spanos, and graduated in 2016. After graduation he was invited to join the faculty by Dr. Schaefer as a Lecturer. Dr. Marquez is a recipient of the National Science Foundation-AGEP Fellowship, and a recipient of the Schlumberger Fellowship (K2I) for his research and educational achievements in computational science and engineering, and high-performance computing. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Golden Key Honour Society, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He was previously employed at Clarkson Aerospace Corporation as a Research Scientist, where he collaborated with the Air Force to develop digital signal processing algorithms for sensor networks. His research efforts focused on signal intelligence, electronic warfare, and cyber security.
At Rice, Dr. Marquez serves (by invitation) as a Faculty Associate, Associate Mentor, and Divisional Advisor at Duncan College. He is also part of the Undergraduate Advising Committee, Undergraduate ABET/SACS Committee, and Awards Committee in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
· Engineering Mechanics – MECH/CEVE 211
· Mechanics of Solids – MECH/CEVE 311
· Fluid Mechanics – MECH 371
· Computer Aided Design – MECH 403
· Junior Laboratory – MECH 331
Dr. Marquez’s primary focus at Rice is teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. He is the product of his father being a theologian and educator in pedagogy for more than forty years.