Contact Dr Isidro Durazo Cardenas

Areas of expertise

  • Instrumentation, Sensors and Measurement Science
  • Aerospace Materials
  • Precision Engineering
  • Sensor Technologies
  • Throughlife 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 is a BSc in Mechanical Engineering 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

Isidro's research interests include the incipient detection of damage in highly added value materials, components and structures for structural health systems and decision making. 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.


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


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