Dr Martin Castillo

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Personal details


Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD in Materials Science (The Colorado School of Mines)

Professional memberships and associations



Dr. Martin Castillo has recently joined QUT (March 2009) as an academic and researcher. Prior to QUT, Dr. Castillo was a contract researcher at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan. Dr. Castillo closely worked with the Japanese Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) on the synthesis of materials in microgravity, combustion of gases in microgravity, and liquid Oxygen and liquid Methane fuel mixtures to be used in JAXA's new GX rocket engines.


Dr. Castillo’s teaching involvement at QUT includes coursework in thermodynamics, taught throughout 3 courses at QUT. Dr. Castillo major teaching load includes teaching thermodynamic course (ENB130) to be delivered to over 2,500 first year students. This includes coursework, laboratory classes, and assessment in conjunction with managing teaching assistants. Further coursework involvement includes teaching to masters students that currently work in the power generation industry. This is a master’s program designed for students currently working in industry and implemented into a degree program across 3 universities (QUT, UQ, and Central Queens University).


Dr. Castillo has recently started teaching strengths of materials to second year engineering students. This course involves the background of statics with the incorporation of material properties which gives rise to the performance of materials.


Recently, Dr. Castillo has successfully received funding for an novel technique to synthesize ZBLAN Glass in microgravity. This research will be launched aboard a United States Air Force satellite in 2013.


Martin Castillo arrived at QUT on March 19, 2009

Courses that Dr. Castillo unit coordinates and Teaches into:

Undergraduate Courses

  • ENB130 Mechanical and Thermal Energy
  • ENB212 Strengths of Materials
  • ENB456 Energy

Power Generation Corporate Awards Masters Program

  • EPG001 Introduction to Power Plant
  • EPG005 Project Delivery
  • EPG006 Applied Thermodynamics
  • PG011 Industrial Electrical Power Distribution
  • EPG015 Industrial Electrical Power Systems


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

To find publications by Martin, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.