To train professionals of high level in engineering, both undergraduate and graduate, through technological development projects and/or research, strengthening teaching in this exercise and benefiting the industrial sector.


To be an academic and research group with national and international recognition.


The Research and Technical Assistance in Materials Unit, as a center for teaching and research, allows interaction in several disciplines in the field of engineering through technological development projects, strengthening teaching and benefiting the students, shaping high-level professionals, in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
In addition, as a unit of service to the industrial sector, public and private, it offers participation in the solution of problems and the development of new technologies.
We have experience in the formulation and development of business projects of Technological Innovation, sponsored by CONACYT.


  • Corrosion
  • Mechanical analysis design
  • Design of implants and prostheses
  • Tool design
  • Failure analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomaterials
  • Work ergonomics
  • Characterization of materials
  • Tribological alloys
  • Modeling of forming processes
  • Characterization of bone tissue


  • Design and construction of utility vehicle for agricultural application.
  • Failure analysis by collapse in polypropylene (PP) bottles obtained by injection - blowing - stretching.
  • Modeling the suspension of a 3-axis bus and designing its support.
  • Failure analysis of polyamide 6.6 with 30% reinforcement of glass fiber applied to the cooling system of internal combustion engines
  • Failure analysis of high density polyethylene pipe for the drinking water supply of the city of Chetumal.
  • Dimensional and microstructural characterization of brake discs
  • Failure analysis in steel die D2
  • Failure analysis of hexagonal screw A 490 T-1
  • Failure analysis of suspension stabilizer bar
  • Analysis of fracture failure in pneumatic suspension spring
  • Spark plug analysis
  • Characterization of powder CuPb R-770, load 8854
  • Application of the failure analysis methodology for the definition of improvements in the design of an internal combustion engine for automotive use.
  • Surface defects on steel backing


Contact: Full time Professor, Dr. Armando Ortiz Prado
E-mail: armandoo@unam.mx
Location: Faculty of Engineering - U.N.A.M.
Engineering Annex, Building "O", Mechanical Engineering Labs "Alberto Camacho Sánchez"; Exterior Circuit, C.P. 04510
University Campus, Coyoacan, CDMX