joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) as an associate professor in 2015. Prior to joining RIT, Dr. Fuentes was a full professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) in Spain and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Fuentes’ research focuses on the development of improved gear transmissions applied to helicopters, marine applications, and the automotive industry, development of enhanced design technologies for all types of gear drives, and development of IGD — Integrated Gear Design computer program as the ultimate tool for advanced gear design, analysis, and simulation of any type of gear drive. He is the author of more than 80 publications, including journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports. He is subject editor for gears and cams for the Journal Mechanism and Machine Theory.