INTECINCONICETUBAFacultad de Ingenieria

"Hilario Fernández Long"


The Institute of Science Technology and Engineering "Hilario Fernández Long" (INTECIN) is an institute of double dependence UBA-CONICET founded in 2007 that conducts research on the basic knowledge and technological development in all branches of engineering. The same is located in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Its laboratories are located in the three campuses of the Faculty of Engineering.

The Institute consists of 14 laboratories and 1 associated, they are grouped into eight general areas. It has 69 researchers, of which 25 belong to the Research Career of the National Council of Scientific and Technical

The INTECIN contributes to the formation of highly qualified researchers and technicians, teaching undergraduate, graduate and transfer of technologies to the production environment. In their laboratories perform their tasks around 30 doctoral fellows and a large number of students made their final graduation.

Our motivation

The INTECIN was created with the mission of improving the activity of current research and development and extend it to areas of high social demand, it is necessary to create suitable tools that allow simultaneous progress in these directions. A group of researchers have agreed that FIUBA institute shared between the CONICET and UBA today may be the tool to stimulate the existing scientific and technological activity, promoting interdisciplinary production, build or enhance working groups in areas where so far they have not existed or have not been able to consolidate, and promote technology transfer efforts.

Our objectives

Enhance scientific research and technology particularly in the Faculty of Engineering, initially in areas of mechanical engineering, materials, structures, devices and processes.

Promote harmonious development of the mentioned areas, encouraging those issues where there is strong social demand arising from economic and industrial growth in recent years.

Promote multidisciplinary projects in the fields of engineering directing these efforts towards technological requirements currently claimed.

Encourage student interest in engineering research and development and prepare them for specific methodologies using tools available human resources training, scholarships and encouragement of graduate thesis UBA, CONICET fellowship and ANPCyT, graduate careers and, in particular, the Doctorate in Engineering.

Promote the activity of graduate courses and courses organized by the Institute and in collaboration with the educational departments and collaborate with those promoted in other areas of the Faculty.

Provide the FIUBA of a more effective instrument for obtaining human and technical resources for the development of science and technology jobs.

Build capacity to increase the use of existing equipment, enable its modernization when necessary, and ensure its maintenance by the availability of specific resources and trained personnel.

Hilario Fernández Long


Spanish descent through the paternal line of the Volga Germans by his mother, his professional life was dedicated to structural engineering. Intervened, among other projects, the National Library, the IBM building in Buenos Aires, and Zárate-Brazo Largo Bridges and Chaco, Corrientes. He was a pioneer in the introduction of computer tools in the discipline. He has also authored numerous technical publications and Go Manual and Introduction to Go that were vital to the introduction of the game in Argentina.

In addition to teaching at several universities, he was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and president of the University of Buenos Aires. In 1966, after the coup Juan Carlos Ongania resigned to being overwhelmed university autonomy in the Night of the Long poles that ended the golden age of the university. Extended its active commitment in time, and in 1983 accepted appointment as a member of the CONADEP (National Commission on Disappeared Persons).

He was named Professor Emeritus at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina Catholic University and Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Buenos Aires.

Also belonged to numerous institutions:

_ Structural Engineers Association (honorary member)
_ National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences (member number)
_ National Academy of Education (member number)
_ American Society of Civil Engineering (life member)
_ Asociación Argentina de Go (founding member)
_ Centro Argentino de Ingenieros
_ Permanent Assembly for Human Rights - APDH (presiding board member)

In 2003 was awarded the prize posthumously Konex of Honor for Science and Technology.