Julio C. Guerrero Ph.D.

Founder and CEO


Dr. Guerrero is a mechanical engineer who assists and guides corporations globally with their technology development needs. Dr. Guerrero has worked in research and development (R&D) and business development for several years in diverse companies such as Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA; Schlumberger Research (SLB) in Houston, TX and Cambridge, MA; and FIAT-IVECO in Torino Italy. Dr. Guerrero’s technical expertise includes analyzing, designing, and developing mechanical systems, including those for harsh and extreme conditions. He has extensive experience with the energy and oil and gas industries and is an owner of over 20 mechanical system patents worldwide. Dr. Guerrero earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and was awarded the Honorary Doctoral degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in Lima-Peru in 2015. In 2014, he became a member of the Pan-American Academy of Engineering (32 countries). He was the 2015-2016 President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an organization of almost 140,000 engineers in 150 countries. Since 2003, Dr. Guerrero has collaborated with MIT professors, graduate students, and WHOI researchers and lectured in engineering at MIT. He developed applications for Draper Laboratory’s technological capabilities and assets in the energy industry, including oil and gas exploration and the nuclear industry. Dr. Guerrero served as a principal research scientist at SLB, where he helped develop robots to convey equipment in horizontal oil and gas wells. He also established numerous research collaborations with professors and students from universities and research centers around the world and led the 2,400-member SLB/Eureka Mechanical Engineering Community in 3 continents and all SLB engineering centers for 5 years. He is fluent in several languages and loves skiing and swimming, history, economics, and Renaissance Italian art. P


Reed B, Hover F, Guerrero J. Vertical glider robots for subsea equipment delivery. Presented to International Conference for Robotics and Automation (ICRA), China, 2011.

Mazzini F, Kettler D, Dubowsky S, Guerrero J. Robotic mapping of unknown surfaces, with application to oil wells. Robotic and Sensor Environments, ROSE Conference, Lecco, Italy, 2009.

Guerrero J. Fiber optics insertion into coiled stainless steel tubing (analysis). Journal of Wire Association International, US, November 2001.

Guerrero J. Fiber optics insertion into coiled stainless steel tubing (experiment). Journal of Wire Association International, US, December 2001.

Guerrero J, Tesar D. F.E.M. tolerance allocation method for mechanical connections, ASME ESDA 2000 Conference, Montreux, Switzerland, July 2000.

Guerrero J, Tesar D. A survey of the tolerances allocation problem for modular robotic connections. ASME ESDA 2000 Conference, Montreux, Switzerland, July 2000.

Guerrero J, Tesar D. Modular robot connection interface design HSCC. ASME ESDA 2000 Conference Montreux, Switzerland, July 2000.

Guerrero J. Fiber optics insertion into coiled stainless steel tubing (analysis). International Technical Conference for Wire & Cable Manufacturing Technologies – Wire Association International, Mexico City, Mexico, October 2000.

Guerrero J. Fiber optics insertion into coiled stainless steel tubing (experiment). International Technical Conference for Wire & cable Manufacturing Technologies, Wire Association International, Mexico City, Mexico, October 2000.

Keynote presentations

Guerrero J. Research collaborations in innovation hubs.  Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), February 2017.

Guerrero J. Fracking technology and opportunities for mechanical engineers. Pennsylvania State University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, March 2016.

Guerrero J. Inspiring teenagers to embrace Engineering. Engineering Week E-Week Engineering Week in Tri Cities Richland WA February 26. 2016. Link

Guerrero J. Fracking technology. Pan-American Academy of Engineering, Annual meeting, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 2015.

Guerrero J. Successful collaborations between Industry, Academia, and Research Centers, Saudi Aramco Deep Space & Deep Ocean, and Oil & Gas. Houston 2015. Link


Vertical Glider Robot (Link)  

Mechanical crawler (Link)

Anchoring system and method (Link)

Subsea Operations Support System (Link)

Open hole tractor with tracks (Link)

Expandable structure for deployment in a well (Link)

System and methods for actuating reversibly expandable structures (Link)

Robotic exploration of unknown surfaces (Link)

Logging tool deployment systems and methods with pressure compensation (Link)

Logging tool deployment systems and methods without pressure compensation (Link)

Mechanism that assists tractoring on uniform and non-uniform surfaces (Link)

Apparatus and method for drilling a branch borehole from an oil well (Link)

Harvesting energy from flowing fluid (Link)

Harvesting energy in remote locations (Link)

Drilling system powered by energy-harvesting sensor (Link)

Electromagnetic device having compact flux paths for harvesting energy from vibrations  (Link)

Wellsite systems utilizing deployable structure (Link)

Vertical Glider Robots for Subsea Equipment Delivery (Link)

Apparatus and Method For Sand Consolidation (Link)

Method and Apparatus for Deploying and Using Self-Locating Devices (Link)

Downhole sealing using settable material in an elastic membrane (Link)

Compression Device WO 2015119968 A1 (Link)

Injection well identification using tracer particles (Link)

Prior Experience

Cofounder, Strategic Innovation Center, 2016

Business Developer and Principal, Draper Laboratories, 2011-2016

Founder, Cambridge Research & Technology L.L.C., 2010

Principal Research Scientist, Schlumberger (SLB), 2003-2010

Senior Engineer, Product Development, Schlumberger SLB, 1998-2003

Robotics Group at The University of Texas at Austin, 1993-1998

FIAT-IVECO Structural analysis department (Fabrica Italiana Automobiles Torino), 1992-1993


Lecturer, MIT


American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME

ASME President, 2015-2016

Pan-American Academy of Engineering


Deployed prototype well control system in the Gulf of Mexico as a backup to subsea Blow Out Preventer.

Deployed prototype system in land oil well to reduce oil spills.

Implemented R&D Distributed Sensing projects for O&G seismic surveying.

Advised Battelle Energy Division on developing business with the O&G industry. 

Developed sleeve-valve to accelerate Fracking operations.

Led research about robotic tractoring for exploration in oil wells and lateral micro drilling.

Led multiple research projects between MIT and SLB about Compliant mechanisms, Biomimetics, swimming robots, wireless sensors, energy harvesting, electromagnetic actuation, RFID, down hole and Subsea Robotics for O&G exploration.

Improved design of logging tools that work at 30 Ksi and 500 F (HTHP) for O&G exploration.

Designed system for inserting fiber optics in coiled tubing using compressed air. It can be used for permanent monitoring of electrical submergible pumps (ESP) in the O&G industry.

Developed analytical method to study the influence of tolerances on the stiffness of mechanical connections for robots.

Designed modular mechanical connections for seven degrees-of-freedom serial robotic manipulator.

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