Krystel Castillo, Ph.D.
Occupation: Director of TSERI
Dr. Krystel Castillo is currently an Associate GreenStar Endowed Professor in Energy in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at The University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Castillo’s research expertise is in two primary areas: (1) mathematical programming and optimization techniques for analyzing large-scale, complex systems under uncertainty, and (2) big data analytics. Her research is grounded in relevant applications such as modeling and optimization of renewable energy systems, defense manufacturing, and logistics. Dr. Castillo has received more than $4 million in grant funding from multiple agencies including U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Air Force Research Laboratory, among others. She received her Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in Industrial Engineering and her Sc.D. in Engineering Sciences from Monterrey Tech.
Linda M. Day
Occupation: Associate Director of Operations
Linda joined the Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute in January 2012. She brings eight years of experience in higher education administrative management in both academic and research-focused environments.
Linda holds a BBA in Management from Texas State University. Her background in financial operations ranges from small business accounting to integrated corporate financial management systems. In addition, she has managed multiple research grants funded by such agencies as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Her goal is to advance the mission of the Institute as well as that of UTSA through the establishment of standards and processes that serve the unique needs of the organization and inspire innovative solutions at the university level.