Contact Professor Jose L. Endrino

Areas of expertise

  • Manufacturing of Functional Materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Sensor Technologies
  • Smart Materials
  • Surface Engineering


Professor Endrino (Jose L) received BS and MS titles in Mechanical Engineering from San Diego State University and the title of PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 2003. During his PhD studies, he worked for a large R&D project on tribological coatings for aerospace together with the Air Force Research laboratories. Since the beginning of 2003 until the end of 2005, Jose L worked as R&D project manager at the Tool Coatings Division of Oerlikon Balzers, the leading company in the sector of metallurgical PVD coatings. In 2006 and 2007, Jose L worked as a visiting scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory within the plasma applications group after receiving an Outgoing Marie Curie fellowship grant. In 2008, he received a prestigious Ramon y Cajal fellowship by the Spanish Research Council and led many projects at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). 

In 2011, Jose L returned to the industrial sector to work as a senior scientist for Abengoa Research. Abengoa is an international company that applies innovative technology solutions to sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from the sun, producing biofuels, desalinating sea water and recycling industrial waste. Abengoa employs over 22,000 people worldwide. Jose L has published more than 100 research articles and participated as an inventor in eight patents. He has organised several international scientific symposiums in his field and has been invited and associate editor of various scientific journals. He can be contacted at 

Current activities

Professor Endrino is a visiting professor at Cranfield University co-supervising PhD students from various fields such as mechanical engineering, materials science, coatings, surfaces, nanotechnology, nanomaterials and manufacturing, and teaching a short course called Extreme Surface Engineering and Coating.


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