About Aristides

  • Expected Graduation: June 2023
  • Research Topics: Empathy in Engineering and Teamwork, Engineering Thinking, Design, and intercultural engineering practice
  • Fun Facts: I have two children (Sira and Naia). I love science fiction movies, living in other countries and practicing other languages, cooking, and learning in general.


Aristides P. Carrillo-Fernandez (he/him) is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. For over six years, he worked as an export business development manager at a Spanish radio communications company in Madrid, Spain. During that time, he developed new distribution dealer networks in Western Europe and African countries. He earned his M.S. in Electronics and Systems of Telecommunication at ESIGELEC (École Supérieur D’Ingénieurs en Génie Électrique) at Rouen, France, and his B.S. in Systems of Telecommunication at the Polytechnic University of Madrid at Madrid, Spain.

Aristides’ primary research interests are exploring the functional role of empathy in various domains, including engineering team processes and teamwork performance, engineering thinking, diversity, and intercultural engineering practice.

Selected Publications

Lopez-Parra, R. D., Carrillo-Fernandez, A., Johnston, A.C., Moore, T. J., & Brophy, S. P. (Accepted, schedule to be published Jan2023). First-year engineering students' ideation in data analytics. International Journal of Engineering Education. In International Journal of Engineering Education

Lin, A., Hess, J. L., & Carrillo-Fernandez, A. (2021). The relationship between civic-mindedness and empathy in first-year engineering students. Frontiers in Education Annual Conference.

Hess, J., Carrillo-Fernandez, A., Fila, N., Schimpf, C. (2021). Exploring how Empathy Manifests with/for Teammates in a Junior-Level Biomedical Engineering Course. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

Lopez-Parra, R. D., Carrillo-Fernandez, A., Johnston, A., Moore, T. J., & Brophy, S. P. (2020). Asking questions about data: First-year engineering students' introduction to data analytics. In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (pp. 1–16)