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August 2014

Gerardo Martinez Narro aspires to a sustainable future

Gerardo Martinez Narro envisions a future where the sun, the wind and the earth provide all the energy we need for vibrant economies with minimal harm placed on the environment we depend on. His research with Professor David Ting in the Turbulence and Energy Laboratory at the University of Windsor, Ontario through Mitacs Globalink Research Internships is just one piece of the sustainable-earth picture that Gerardo is helping to paint.

As a student from Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Tamaulipas, Mexico, Gerardo is enjoying the research culture in Canada where the standard of excellence is high,  and he receives detailed guidance from the lab team and his professor when he needs it. His project involves testing the heat efficiency of a new type of solar panel to optimize its power generation ability.  

Gerardo has dreams of working in the renewable energy sector, and sees his research experience at Windsor as an important part of that dream. “I am learning things that will make real contributions to the world and that will be useful for people and businesses. We all want a more sustainable future and I am glad to be part of it through my research,” he says. For now, he intends to return to Canada for graduate studies on the recommendation of his professor. “This internship is one of the best things that could happen to me, I feel very lucky to come here through Mitacs Globalink.”

Mitacs would like to thank Industry Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, the China Scholarship Council, le Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior of Brazil, the Ministry of Education Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Sorbonne Universités for their support of Globalink.