Francisco Platas López (B.Eng., M.Sc., M.Arch (candidate)., Dr.Des. 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 research interests include: Everyday Design, Disasters and Infrastructure History. His current research interests are in the role of complex systems and socio-environmental changes in Latin American Cities.