Prof. Angel Pardo Gutiérrez del Cid graduated in Chemistry at the Complutense University of Madrid in 1974. He completed his PhD in Chemistry (Metallurgy) with summa cum laude at the same institution in 1983 and was appointed Full Professor in 2009. He has supervised 14 doctoral Theses, published more than 130 highly cited (h factor = 27) scientific manuscripts in journals with high impact factor and has been involved in more than 30 competitive research projects. For a period of 8 years he was the Head of the former Dept of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering.
Dr. Raul Arrabal, with a Degree in Chemistry (UCM, 2002, Extraordinary Award), completed his PhD in Materials Science and Technology in 2006 (UCM, Extraordinary Award, FPU grant). He then enjoyed a competitive postdoctoral contract (2006-2008, MEC grant) at the University of Manchester. In December 2008 he reincorporated into Complutense University of Madrid with a Ramon y Cajal research fellowship followed by a promotion to Associate Professor, first as Profesor Contratado Doctor (2013) and later as Profesor Titular (since 2017). Since 2003, he has been involved in the field of characterization, corrosion and protection of light metals, with particular interest in the development of coatings on titanium, aluminium and magnesium by Anodizing and Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation. Dr. Raul Arrabal has participated in the preparation of more than 100 scientific manuscripts.
Dr. Endzhe Matykina holds a Candidate of Science degree in Chemical Sciences and Electrochemical Engineering (2002, Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), Russia) and a PhD in Materials Science and Corrosion (2006, The University of Manchester UoM, U.K.). Since 2006 she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UoM, CENIM-CSIC (Spain) and is currently an Associate Professor at UCM, after enjoying a prestigious Ramon y Cajal Research Fellowship. She has been working in the area of Materials for Health since 2003, developing bioactive coatings for Ti and Mg alloys by conventional and advanced electrochemical techniques, including anodizing, electrochemical deposition and plasma electrolytic oxidation. During her career Dr Matykina has published 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals with h-index of 33.
Dr. Marta Mohedano is a Ramón y Cajal researcher since February 2019. She received her Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Materials Science and Technology from UCM in 2011, and was awarded with the “Extraordinary doctorate award”. Then she enjoyed the prestigious Humboldt Fellowship in the Corrosion and Surface Technology Group, Magnesium Innovation Center, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht (Germany 2013-2016). In June 2016 she reincorporated into Complutense University of Madrid with a Juan de la Cierva Incorporación fellowship followed by 3 years as a Principal Investigator (PI) of a National Project Retos Jovenes Investigadores. She has a solid background in various corrosion tests under different simulated environments and developing active protective Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Coatings on light alloys. She has contributed to 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals with an h-index of 22.
Dr. Beatriz Mingo is currently a PostDoc researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid, where she graduated in Chemistry (2011), completed her masters in Materials Science Technology (2012) and carried out her doctorate (2016). Her thesis focuses on the characterization and enhancement of the corrosion and wear resistance of aluminium and magnesium alloys prepared by semisolid metal processing for transport applications. Particular interest is given to the development of surface treatments on the studied alloys by anodizing and Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation. She was awarded with a research scholarship by the BritishSpanish Society to complete her academic training in cutting edge 3D characterization techniques at The University of Manchester and with the Eurocorr Young Scientist Grant 2016 which aim is to promote knowledge exchange between young and international senior scientist (Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht). Her work has resulted in 17 publications and 15 contributions to conferences.