Education and Training:
Dr. Bernardino Castillo Toledo is originally from Cd. Ixtepec, Oaxaca. He received his Bachelor’s in Engineering in Communications and Electronics from the Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica (ESIME) of the National Polytechnic Institute in 1985, his Master’s in Science with a specialty in Electrical Engineering from The Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV) in 1985, his Doctorate in Sciences from The Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, in 1992, and a Post-Doctorate from the Laboratoire de Automatique et Analyse des Systèmes, Toulouse, France, in 2000.
His scientific productivity includes:
• 39 research papers in international journals
• 99 papers in international congresses
• 10 book chapters
• 43 Master’s students graduated
• 14 Doctorate students graduated
Moreover, he has led nine applied research and technological development projects with the industry, and has directed six basic research projects. He has also delivered more than 50 scientific and outreach conferences in universities and technological institutes.
Among his professional activities, he has been part-time professor at the Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica of the IPN from 1985 to 1989, at ITESO from 1995 to 2004, and at the ITESM from 2005 to present. He has been Academic Coordinator of the Automatic Control section of the Electrical Engineering department at CINVESTAV-IPN Campus D.F., where he was appointed until 1995. He is a founding member of the post-graduate department of CINVESTAV, Guadalajara Campus, where he is a Tenured Professor. He was Academic Secretary until September, 2007, and Director of CINVESTAV Guadalajara since May 2010 until October 2015.
He has completed research stays at the Università dell’Aquila, Italy; Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France; and the University of Illinois, among others..
He has been honored with the following:
• Jalisco State Prize for Science and Technology, Science category, 2008.
• Level II member of the National System of Researchers (SNI).
• 2012-2013 President of the Guadalajara section of the IEEE, where he is a Senior Member.
• Guest member of the Governing Board of the School of Engineering and Medicine of the ITESM.
• Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences.
• Coordinator of the 3th Commission for Innovation, Science, and Technology of the Council for Higher Education Planning of Jalisco (COEPES).
• Representative of the State Research Centers on the Governing Board of COECYTJAL.
• Guest member of the National Editorial Committee of EL MURAL newspaper, 2014.
Lines of Research:
• Robust regulation of continuous and discrete Nonlinear Systems
• Observers for Discrete/continuous measurement systems
• System control using “self-triggering” techniques
• Autonomous navigation systems with drone tracking systems and forest monitoring.
• Robust control based on sliding mode control methods.
Relationship with private industry:
|Empaques Sabate, Guadalajara, Jalisco.
||Development of a monitoring system for a tire production reactor.
Financing provided by PROINOVA/Concayt for 2013.
|A monitoring system was developed and implemented based on a touch screen for
The supervision and control of critical variables in the reactor (temperature and pressure).
|Medisist SA de CV, Guadalajara, Jalisco.||Development of an EKG system and a wristband system for telemedicine.||Electronic cards were developed for the sensors of variables such as blood pressure, pulse, temperature, etc.|
|Factoría empresarial, SA de CV, Morelia, Mich.||Development of a gas sensor system in stationary tanks with different thermal operations.||The prototype of a gas level sensor system in stationary tanks was developed.|
|CINOVATEC Sa de CV, Guadalajara, Jalisco.||Development of a quadrotor for monitoring.||A platform is being developed based on an autonomous (multirotor) flight system for monitoring of fires and high-tension cables.|