Francisco Plaza

Francisco is from Quito, Ecuador. He received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from University San Francisco de Quito in May 2020. He studied a year abroad at Purdue University where he focused on energy systems and product design. During the pandemic, he designed a novel desalination technology for low-income Ecuadorian coastal communities. He is a voracious learner and an outdoor's sports enthusiast.

Francisco Plaza

Should Engineers Learn the Trade as an Art as well as a Science?

September 23, 2021

‘Creative’ is not a word that many professional engineers and engineering students would use to describe themselves. If you...

Francisco Plaza

Development of a High Autonomy Solar Fridge

November 16, 2021

Around half of the population in West Africa does not have access to electricity due to limited grid infrastructure,...


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