Contact Dr Isidro Durazo Cardenas

Areas of expertise

  • Instrumentation, Sensors and Measurement Science
  • Aerospace Materials
  • Sensor Technologies
  • Through-life Engineering Services


Dr Durazo-Cardenas holds a PhD awarded for his work on ultra-precision porous aerostatic and hydrostatic ceramic bearings at Cranfield. He also holds an MSc in Manufacture with an Advanced Automation and Design option. He graduated as Mechanical Engineer from the Instituto Tecnologico de Hermosillo in Mexico. Prior to his academic career, he worked for 5 years in industry as a manufacturing and product engineer for Sony Electronics and Solar Turbines.

Current activities

Dr Isidro Durazo Cardenas is an expert in maintenance systems, with experience in novel non-destructive testing for the railway, based on ultrasonics, track geometry data, and infra-red imaging, and automated with robotic devices. He has led and supported a series of projects in the railway, aerospace, and agriculture sectors, as well as specialist materials testing.

Current work involves autonomous systems and vehicles. In addition to his research, he is involved in teaching and supervision of postgraduate students.

Isidro is one of Cranfield's laser safety officers, having undertaken and passing the Laser Safety Management course by Public Health of England.

He has a strong background in Degradation, Instrumentation, Maintenance Systems, Complex Fatigue Testing, Performance of Ultra-Precision Bearings and Diamond Tool Degradation.


  • Ministry of Defence
  • Network Rail


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