Contact Dr Isidro Durazo Cardenas

Areas of expertise


Dr Durazo-Cardenas joined Cranfield University in November 2004 following his PhD studies at Cranfield, where he successfully developed a controlled porosity material suitable for ultra-precision porous aerostatic and hydrostatic ceramic bearings. He previously studied for a BSc in Mechanical Engineering at the Instituto Tecnologico de Hermosillo in Mexico, and MSc in Manufacture with an Advanced Automation and Design option at Cranfield University. 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

Isidro's research interests include the incipient detection of damage in highly added value materials, components and structures for structural health systems. In addition to his research, he is involved in teaching and supervision of postgraduate students. Previously, he enjoyed a successful 5 year period as a research fellow in ultra-precision technologies.

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


  • Network Rail
  • Thales Avionics
  • Airbus
  • International Paint
  • Schaeffler
  • Active Space Technologies
  • Bombardier
  • Qioptiq
  • Barden Bearings


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