Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World

Ingeniería Aplicada en Tiempos de Crisis: Construyendo un mundo mejor

Authors

  • Juan Carlos Figueroa-García Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
  • Julio Barón Velandia Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
  • Nelson Leonardo Diaz Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0202-0489

Author Biography

Nelson Leonardo Diaz , Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas

Ingeniero Electrónico de la Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, 2018, Magister en Ingeniería Automatización Industrial, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2011. P.hD. en Tecnologías energéticas de la Universidad de Aalborg Dinamarca, 2017. Desde 2011 se desempeña como docente de tiempo completo en la Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas y desde 2017 se encarga de la dirección del Laboratorio de investigación en Fuentes Alternativas de Energía (LIFAE). Desde 2018 es el editor principal de la revista Ingeniería de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. Sus áreas de investigación incluyen el control de inversores para la integración de fuentes de energía renovables y microrredes eléctricas.

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Figueroa-García, J. C., Barón Velandia, J., and Diaz , N. L. (2021). Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World. Ingeniería, 25(3), 221–222. https://doi.org/10.14483/23448393.17205

ACM

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Figueroa-García, J.C., Barón Velandia, J. and Diaz , N.L. 2021. Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World. Ingeniería. 25, 3 (Mar. 2021), 221–222. DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/23448393.17205.

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Figueroa-García, J. C.; Barón Velandia, J.; Diaz , N. L. Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World. Ing. 2021, 25, 221-222.

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FIGUEROA-GARCÍA, J. C.; BARÓN VELANDIA, J.; DIAZ , N. L. Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World. Ingeniería, [S. l.], v. 25, n. 3, p. 221–222, 2021. DOI: 10.14483/23448393.17205. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/reving/article/view/17205. Acesso em: 31 jan. 2023.

Chicago

Figueroa-García, Juan Carlos, Julio Barón Velandia, and Nelson Leonardo Diaz. 2021. “Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World”. Ingeniería 25 (3):221-22. https://doi.org/10.14483/23448393.17205.

Harvard

Figueroa-García, J. C., Barón Velandia, J. and Diaz , N. L. (2021) “Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World”, Ingeniería, 25(3), pp. 221–222. doi: 10.14483/23448393.17205.

IEEE

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J. C. Figueroa-García, J. Barón Velandia, and N. L. Diaz, “Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World”, Ing., vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 221–222, Mar. 2021.

MLA

Figueroa-García, J. C., J. Barón Velandia, and N. L. Diaz. “Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World”. Ingeniería, vol. 25, no. 3, Mar. 2021, pp. 221-2, doi:10.14483/23448393.17205.

Turabian

Figueroa-García, Juan Carlos, Julio Barón Velandia, and Nelson Leonardo Diaz. “Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World”. Ingeniería 25, no. 3 (March 11, 2021): 221–222. Accessed January 31, 2023. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/reving/article/view/17205.

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Figueroa-García JC, Barón Velandia J, Diaz NL. Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World. Ing. [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 11 [cited 2023 Jan. 31];25(3):221-2. Available from: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/reving/article/view/17205

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Humanity has faced several global shocking events from time to time: Roman empire’s expansion, Genghis Khan empire, Ancient Greek empire, the French revolution, the black plague, America’s invasion, WWI/WWII, the Spanish flu etc., and now the COVID-19 pandemic. Every event has come with their own characteristics and significantly changed the world where some positive/negative effects forced humanity to learn or create knowledge to modify the way we do things. As always, normal people do not believe they should face one of those events in their lives due to different reasons: it looks much more a historical book’s stuff, they think modern world is ready to handle those events, or they simply rely too much on their governments to solve/handle big issues.

COVID-19 pandemic taught us that even the smallest virus can push humanity to a breakdown, it also remembers us that nature is smarter than all scientists and human resources together and there’s no strong enough government able to guarantee population’s safety not only in health terms but food, energy, economic stability and social order. This way, there’s no other way than be flexible and work altogether as human race to face those events using multidisciplinary knowledge and sharing resources where engineering as a discipline is a key tool to advance as a society.

Engineering as a whole is defined as the point where pure and social sciences converge to the development of society in different ways, to build a better world and to plan a brighter future. Engineering needs pure math, physics, chemistry as a base to build everything over steel, but it also needs to be based on arts and social concepts to be valuable for a society. COVID-19 has dramatically impacted global economy and operations at a high cost and it’s time to re define our economic agenda and priorities, so engineering is a key discipline that will create the path to a new world, a better one we hope.

This issue includes important contributions in several engineering fields including environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical and electronics engineering. Also, the readers can find a selection of papers presented at the Workshop of Engineering Applications co- sponsored by the Facultad de Ingeniería of Universidad Distrital in order to promote spaces for the dissemination of works at different fields of engineering.

N. Diaz, “Applied Engineering in Times of Crisis: Building a Better World.”, Ingeniería, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 221-222, (2020). © The authors; reproduction right holder Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14483/23448393.17025