José Guadalupe Mercado Rojas

Ph.D. Student 

4-8A Mechanical Engineering Building
North Campus
University of Alberta
AB, T6G 2G8


External Links: Research Gate


José received his Bachelor of Science in Product Processes and Production from Aalborg University in June 2008. His final project consisted of a Brick Milling Robot’s proposal and design. In December of the same year, he obtained his Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education ITESM Campus in Guadalajara. For his final project there, he constructed an  autonomous crane with trajectory planning and oscillation compensation. He then went on to earn his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Bioelectronics at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute CINVESTAV in Mexico City with his thesis titled »Development of an Algorithm for the Automatic Measurement of the QT interval based on the software LabVIEW®.« He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta, working on a Plasma Transferred Arc-AM Metal 3D Printer. He holds a CONACYT Exchange Scholarship for the years 2016-2020.

Research Focus

José’s research focuses on Metal 3D printing involving advanced materials with a new technology for Direct Energy Deposition called Plasma Transfer Arc Additive Manufacturing. His work focuses on system integration, characterization, and enhancement of the technology required for this manufacturing process. Control theory and melting deposition models are embedded in the system to achieve the desired functionality. It is important to point out that this work is conducted in a collaboration between the University of Alberta and Innotech Alberta.


José Guadalupe Mercado Rojas, T. Wolfe, B.A. Fleck, and Ahmed Jawad Qureshi. Plasma transferred arc additive manufacturing of Nickel metal matrix composites. Manufacturing Letters, 2018.

Augustín Márquez-Espinoza, José G. Mercado-Rojas, Gabriel Vega-Martínez, and Carlos Alvarado-Serrano. ECG Ambulatory System for Long Term Monitoring of Heart Rate Dynamics. IntechOpen, 2011.

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