Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Erick Jones is an Assistant Professor in Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has spent several years working in the design, manufacturing, oil and gas, and HVAC industries. During this time, he traveled around the world and witnessed how the lack of basic infrastructure – such as electricity, HVAC systems, clean water, internet, and banking – negatively affects the quality of life of the majority of the world’s population. These experiences motivated him to pursue research that can enhance the quality of life by improving access to sustainable resources and economic opportunities, particularly where a lack of physical infrastructure or economic resources presents a major obstacle.