Mr. Alan Castillo, PhD

Page on science, technology and education in materials engineering, products and processes applied to industrial and environmental.

About the author

Review: Born in Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas. He is Professor for Materials Engineering at Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (FIME) from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL). Graduated from the same University in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in 1989 and Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 1992. In 1996 he received recognition as Diplomm-Ingenierung by Technische Universität Clausthal in Germany in 1997 and his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at UANL.


Experience: Process Engineer by 1992-1997 Magnelec Corp. from Peñoles Industrial Group. 1997-1999 Researcher at Centre for Research and Technological Development (CIDT) Peñoles Industrial Group. From 1999 to date is Professor for Materials Engineering with specialization in inorganic non-metallic materials in the Doctoral Program in Materials Engineering from UANL. From 2002 to 2008 he served as Deputy Director of the Division of Graduate Studies in Engineering at the same University. From 2009-2010 he was coordinator of Researchers and from 2010 to 2013 he served as Director of Research at UANL. Among its achievements are the co-author of over 40 scientific articles published in national and international journals and at  international conferences. Also noteworthy is the date the development of 25 technology development projects. During his period as Director remarks the creation of 12 posgraduate programs and the coordination of the conceptualization and construction of the Research and Technological Development Center (CIDET) of the UANL. Likewise, the growth of 300% in research projects of the UANL in collaboration with industry and 250% growth in researchers with national and international recognition. In 1994 and 2000 was awarded the Merit Award for Technological Development (TECNOS) and in 1998 won the UANL Research. He was awarded by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for his masters and doctoral studies. Since 2000 he is member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) Level I in Mexico.