Carolina Payares-Asprino, Ph.D., guides undergraduate-student research in the robotic welding design process.
At the Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela, she completed a Bachelor of Science in materials engineering focused on manufacturing, followed by a master’s degree in finance engineering. She continued with a Ph.D. in materials science and mechanical engineering from the University of Wales, Swansea, U.K. She taught in Venezuela for more than 24 years, achieving a full professorship, and has taught in the United States for 10 years. She has held visiting professorships at the University of Wales Swansea (1998) and in the Colorado School of Mines Metallurgical and Materials Department (2005) and Mechanical Department (2008-2009), followed by a research associate professorship at Mines from 2011 to 2014. Through all that, she worked in welding/manufacturing engineering.
She joined the faculty at Norwich University in 2017 as a visiting professor, and became full-time faculty in July 2018.
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