Enrique Peña Nieto appointed Elías Micha Zaga Coordinator of Science,
Technology and Innovation, within the president’s Central Coordinating Office
of Policy and Government.
Micha is a mathematician by training, with a PhD from the University
of Oxford in Britain, and an
expert on differential and algebraic topology. He was a professor at the University
of Washington in Seattle
and at Vassar College
in New York.
He is also a
member of the National System of Researchers, the Mexican Mathematical Society,
the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the American
Mathematical Society; and a researcher on leave from CINVESTAV at the National
administration, he was Director General of the Mexico State Council of Science
and Technology (COMECYT), and from 2013 onwards, he served as Deputy Director
General of Regional Development of the National Council of Science and
instructed the new coordinator to assist in the evaluation and design of public
policies aimed at strengthening the scientific, technological and innovation
capacities of the country as well as regional development, liaising with public
and private organizations, and international collaboration in the field.