Alejandro Dominguez Garcia ’20

Solar Energy Project Lead

  • SMU Class of ’20
  • Mechanical Engineer major
  • Business Administration and French minor
  • Engineering intern at Quantum Utility Generation
  • SMU Multicultural Award of Excellence
  • Honor Roll
  • Second Century Scholar
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Hilltop Scholar
  • President of National Society of Hispanic Engineers
  • Desired role in Aerospace and Aeronautics, Solar/Renewable energy, or Automotive


“As a mechanical engineering student of the 21st century,  technology seems to be growing exponentially; however, most engineers focus on the advancements of technology and not of the human race. I am motivated to help fill this gap and make technological advancements affordable so that humanity as a whole can grow and everyone can live better lives.” – Alejandro Dominguez Garcia

Alejandro is a sophomore at Southern Methodist University working towards his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Minor in Business Administration and French. He is also an SMU Hilltop Scholar, Second Century Scholar, and President of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

He was born in Mexico City, Mexico and moved to the United States with his family as a child. He is passionate about the aerospace and energy industry and how to use these fields to help the progression of humanity. Alejandro is currently conducting research for the Hunt Institute on 3D printed Hydroponic and Aeroponic systems that will increase efficiency and lower cost of Urban Farming.

When not working at the Hunt Institute, he can be found working towards building professional experience through summer internships, most recently serving as an Mechanical Engineering Intern for the energy and utilities company Quantum Utility Generation in Houston, TX. In the future, he hopes to continue to build his professional experience as an engineer in the Aerospace or Energy industry and eventually attend graduate school. Alejandro also hopes to continue his lifelong hobbies of playing soccer, traveling, and learning about new cultures.


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Written by: Kim Strelke

Edited by: Alejandro Dominguez Garcia & Maggie Inhofe

Photo by: Alissa Llort