Hector Siller

Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor
Associate Chair of Undergraduate Affairs

Discovery Park F115R

Hector R. Siller
Areas of Expertise:
  • Materials and Manufacturing

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  • PhD, University Jaume I, 2008.
    Major: Industrial Systems Engineering and Design
    Degree Specialization: Product and Process Engineering
    Dissertation Title: Collaborative Process Planning for Die and Mold Manufacturing
  • MS, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, 2003.
    Major: Manufacturing Systems
    Degree Specialization: Manufacturing Engineering
    Dissertation Title: Cycle Time Prediction in High Performance Machining Operations
  • BS, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, 1999.
    Major: Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Siller is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Texas, and Coordinator of the Certificate Program in Manufacturing Engineering Technology in the same institution. Currently is the faculty advisor of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Technology Innovation from Jaume I University, Spain and holds a master and a bachelor’s degree from Monterrey Tech, Mexico, in the fields of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, respectively. Before his appointment at UNT, he was director of the Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems at Monterrey Tech and full-time faculty member at the same university. His research areas include advanced manufacturing processes, additive manufacturing, micro-manufacturing and metrology. His teaching experience (+15 yrs.) include courses in the fields of Manufacturing Automation and Industrial Metrology among others, and during his career he has advised more than 30 graduate students and has published around 80 research papers in journals and conference proceedings.


Dr. Siller’s research group focused on advanced manufacturing and metrology. In specific, he and his students are working on different research projects involving the following topics:

  • Surface mechanics of additively manufactured materials
  • Biomimetic meta-materials and lattice-based structural optimization
  • Surface design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for aeroacoustics
  • Adaptive control of hybrid manufacturing toward Industry 4.0
Professional Experience
Academic - Post-Secondary

Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, Department of Engineering Technology. (September 1, 2017 - Present).
Program Director - M.S. Manufacturing Systems, Tecnologico de Monterrey. (August 2014 - July 2017).
Program Director - B.S. Automotive Engineering, Tecnologico de Monterrey. (August 2011 - July 2014).
Research Professor, Tecnologico de Monterrey. (July 2010 - July 2011).
Lecturer, Tecnologico de Monterrey. (August 2008 - July 2010).
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tecnologico de Monterrey. (May 2008 - June 2010).
Research Assistant, University Jaume I, Industrial Systems Engineering and Design. (May 2004 - April 2008).
Research Assistant, Tecnologico de Monterrey. (August 2001 - March 2004).


Manufacturing Supervisor, Caterpillar Inc. (January 2000 - April 2001).