Luis Matias Barajas Saldaña

Luis Matias Barajas Saldaña

Houston, TX, US

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Doctor Architect with experience in advanced research-oriented in Sustainability, Energy analysis and development applied to current building construction.

Teaching and academic experience tutoring in Master and PhD graduate degrees.

Expert Focus in Bio climatic (Passive) Architecture, Trained in energy codes, regulations and international standards.

Professional Memberships

USA, 2018 - Present

Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES)

USA, 2018 - Present

Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE)

MEX, 2016 - Present

Scientific National System of Researchers of Mexico CONACYT (SNI)

This designation was given based on Scientific production.

EU, 2015 - 2016

Former Member of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology - COST

Summary of Qualifications

PhD in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency, trained in Applied Physics in Architecture, with a master’s degree in technology, sustainability and building systems with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture specialized in domotics, which seeks to enhance a change in the field of construction activity through the introduction of energy analysis of buildings through new sustainable approaches and strategies. 

 Prepare to promote sustainable practices to turn them into referents for new generations, incorporating environmental and sustainability criteria as value added to projects and services.

Major strengths include strong leadership, excellent communication skills at all levels, competent, strong team player, attention to detail, respect for compliance in all regulated environments, as well as supervisory skills including, termination, training, and other administrative tasks.  I have thorough knowledge of current 3D building modeling practices, and a clear vision to accomplish the company goals. I have dual USA and Mexican citizenship


Architect - Applied Research Scientist - Faculty School of Architectire, Barcelona - New york - Houston , Architect - Applied Research Scientist - Faculty School of Architectire

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Jan 2004 - Jan 2023


Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Barcelona, ES, PhD, Technology in Architecture

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Technology, Building and Planning, 2009 - 2015
Grade: Excellent
International Doctor Mention

Specialized in the Research and Development of Methodology for the energy qualification of dwellings; Creation of an energy label for housing in the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico (thesis).
* Development of research in E-Methodologies and knowledge of the various factors involved in the energy rating of single-family homes to achieve energy efficiency in building.
* The basis of the PhD was to carry out a methodology to support the projection of housing and to be able to reach a self-rated energy rating for housing in the study area.
* Tutorials to students of different academic levels on the use of the computer program for building simulation of Desing Biulder.

Sep 2009 - Dec 2015

Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Barcelona, ES, MArch, Technology in Architecture

Develop the studies in the Official Master's Degree in Technology in Architecture, specialized in the line of research of Facilities and Energy Efficiency.
Developed in knowledge of facilities in buildings such as:
* Projects of Accessibility Buildings and Urban level
* Calculation and Projects in Solar Panels
* Calculation and Projects of Plumbing and Sanitation Facilities
* Calculation and Projects of Electricity Installations
* Calculation and Projects of Heating and Air Conditioning Installations
* Calculation and Lighting Projects

Sep 2007 - Sep 2009

Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, MX, BArch, Architecture

Studies in Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture of the Autonomous University of Coahuila. In the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Graduate with thesis in: Domotics

Aug 2001 - Dec 2006


International Doctor, Honorable Mention

During the study period for obtaining the PhD certificate, students must undertake a stay at a prestigious higher education institution or research centre outside Spain, where they take a course or conduct research. The stay and the activities must be endorsed by the supervisor and authorised by the academic committee, and must be added to the student's activities document. The stay may be undertaken over different periods, provided the total amount of time is at least three months, but it must take place at a single institution.

Part of the doctoral thesis must be in a language that is customarily used in that field for the purpose of scientific communication and is not one of the official languages of Spain. This rule does not apply when the stays, the reports and the experts are from a Spanish-speaking country.

At least two PhD holders who belong to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have submitted a report on the thesis.
At least one PhD holder who belongs to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain, other than the coordinator of the stay referred to in the first section, must have been a member of the thesis examining board.


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