Previous Academic Activities
Professor Alonso Rasgado obtained her doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from UMIST in 1999. Following this, she worked as a Research Associate and then Research Fellow in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UMIST before being appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Manchester in 2005. In 2012 she was appointed Professor of Biomaterials. Professor Alonso Rasgado has undertaken research in the areas of mathematical modelling, numerical techniques, total care product design, reliability, risk, and modelling of biological systems. As the Head of the Bioengineering Research Group in the School of Materials at The University of Manchester. She has published more than 100 papers in international journals and conferences. Teresa also has a number of years of industrial experience.
International Strategy and Internationalisation Activities
Professor Alonso Rasgado the Director of the Latin American Postgraduate Programme (LAPP) at The University of Manchester, a large and very successful postgraduate student recruitment programme which she founded. From its beginnings as a relatively small school-level programme with a single international partner, the programme has grown into a university-wide scheme with partners throughout Latin and North America and the Caribbean. Teresa has recruited in excess postgraduate students from more than 100 universities across Latin American. Her recruitment efforts in Mexico have enabled the University to position itself as the university with more overseas Mexican students than any other in the world. To-date, this programme has been implemented in two more major Latin American countries, Brazil and Chile, in addition to Mexico.
In Professor Alonso Rasgado’s capacity as the Honorary Representative of CONACyT in the UK she has negotiated agreements which have provided the pathway for thousands more Mexican students to study at 25 of the most prestigious universities in the UK. Her work in this capacity has enabled students from a disadvantaged background to have the opportunity to undertake postgraduate studies in the UK. Her position as the Honorary Representative of CONACyT in the UK has allowed her to develop further new ideas to link universities, researchers, and industry in key areas for both countries leading to stronger relations between the UK and Mexico.
All the hard work that Teresa has performed over the past decade was recognized by the Mexican government when they recently bestowed the Ohtli award on her.