Dr. Irene de Diego Calderon has received the Young Academics’ European Steel Award from the Association of German Steel Manufacturers (VDEh) for her PhD thesis “Mechanical properties of advanced high-strength steels produced via quenching and partitioning”, which has been recognized as the best PhD thesis in the field of steel metallurgy across Europe. The Award was handed out during the annual meeting STAHL 2015 on November 12, 2015 in Dusseldorf (Germany). Irene was awarded the PhD degree at Carlos III University of Madrid, for the research work carried out at IMDEA Materials Institute in 2011-2015 under supervision of Dr. Ilchat Sabirov and Dr. Jon Mikel Molina Aldareguia. Currently, she is a researcher at R&D department of Arcelor Mittal Maizières-lès-Metz Auto (France).
Dr. Irene de Diego during the award ceremony of the Association of German Steel Manufacturers (VDEh)