Francisco Platas López (B.Eng., M.Sc., Dr.Design. and International Scholar, Society for the History of Technology) is a Full Professor of Design at the Autonomous University of the State of México (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, UAEMEX) and Associate Professor at the National Autonomous University of México (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM). His current research interests include: everyday design, infrastructure history and Complex Design in Vulnerable Communities.