Advanced Manufacturing


This group focuses on applied research related to the design and manufacture of products with high added value using disciplines such as competitive intelligence, circular economy, biomanufacturing, additive manufacturing, precision engineering and laser-based microprocessing. The complete life cycle of the product is studied through competitive intelligence, circular economy, ecodesign and green manufacturing concepts. Some of the advanced manufacturing processes of interest to this group include: 3D printing of tissue engineering scaffolds, electrospinning of nanofibers, laser microcutting and microwelding, soft lithography for microfluidics, microinjection molding, micromilling, incremental sheet forming and metrology.

Research lines

• Additive manufacturing and laser-based processing
• Biomanufacturing
• Circular economies and eco-design
• Competitive intelligence
• Metrology and precision engineering


Ciro Angel Rodríguez González

Core researchers

Alfonso Gómez Espinosa
David Carlos Romero Díaz
David Isaac Ibarra Zarate
Eduardo Flores Villalba
Elisa Virginia Vázquez Lepe
Erika García López
Jaime Bonilla Ríos
José Israel Martínez
Marisela Rodríguez Salvador
Yadira Iztel Vega Cantú


Adjunct researchers

Aída Rodríguez García
Federico Guedea Elizalde
Jaime Bonilla Ríos
José Antonio Díaz Elizondo
Nicolás Jorge Hendrichs Troeglen
Noel León Rovira


External researchers

Dragos Axinte - University of Nottingham
Gedieon Levy (Technology Turn Around, Switzerland)
Paulo Bartolo (University of Manchester)


Postdoctoral researchers

Jose Manuel Diabb Zavala
Jesús Alejandro Sandoval Robles
José Israel Martínez López

Assistant researchers

Christian Carlos Mendoza Buenrostro
Érika García López

Doctoral students

Andrés Alberto Gameros Madrigal
Diego Vidal Escamilla Collí
Gerardo Antonio García García
Hernán Vinicio Lara Padilla
Jésica Belinda Anguiano Sánchez
María Daniela Córdova Pizarro
Mario Moreno Guerra
Raquiel Tejeda Alejandre
Yazmín Sarahí Villegas Hernández

Authors Title Publication
Criales, L. E., Orozco, P. F., Medrano, A., Rodríguez, C. A., & Özel, T. . (2015). Effect of Fluence and Pulse Overlapping on Fabrication of Microchannels in PMMA/PDMS via UV Laser Micromachining: Modeling and Experimentation Materials and Manufacturing Processes, (published on line)
Elías-Zúñiga, A., Montoya, B., Ortega-Lara, W., Flores-Villalba, E., Rodríguez, C. A., Siller, H. R., Díaz-Elizondo J.A., Martínez-Romero, O. (2013). Stress-softening and residual strain effects in suture materials Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Article ID 249512
Lynn, N. S., Martínez-López, J. I., Bocková, M., Adam, P., Coello, V., Siller, H. R., & Homola, J. (2014). Biosensing enhancement using passive mixing structures for microarray- based sensors Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 54, 506-514.
Rodriguez, M., Palacios, A., & Cortez, D. (2014). Technical Intelligence Approach: Determining Patent Trends in Open Die Forging Journal of Intelligence Studies in Business, 4(1), 5-15.
Vallejo, C., Romero, D., & Molina, A. (2012). Enterprise integration engineering reference framework and toolbox International Journal of Production Research, 50(6), 1489-1511