PhD: Universidad de Zaragoza, España
Research: Nano-Architectures and Materials Design
Address: IMDEA Materiales, C/ Eric Kandel, 2, Tecnogetafe, 28906 Getafe, Madrid – España
Phone: +34 91 549 34 22
Fax: +34 91 550 30 47
Dr. Roberto Guzman de Villoria is currently a researcher at IMDEA Materials. Roberto received his M.Sc. in Physics in 2000 and his M.Sc. in Materials Engineer in 2002 from Salamanca University, Spain. He holds his Ph.D. (2007) from Zaragoza University. As a Ph.D. student, he worked on several projects with composites and nanocomposites companies, applying carbon nanotubes and nanofibers to several materials. Roberto joined the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT in 2007 as a Post-doctoral Associate, researching on novel methods of manufacturing carbon nanotubes (especially continuously), and on the mechanical and multifuntional properties of nano-engineered composites materials. Roberto has been the leading post-doctoral researcher of MIT’s Nano-Engineered Composite aerospace STructures (NECST) Consortium. In 2012, he was awarded with a Ramon y Cajal fellowship to join IMDEA materials.
Dr. Guzman de Villoria’s research interests are in the area of nano-architectures, design and development of new materials and structures with tailored mechanical and functional properties. His current research focuses on manufacturing new nano-engineered materials, bio-inspired materials and mechanomutable structures for transportation, energy and biomedical applications.
Dr. Guzman de Villoria has authored or co-authored over 30 papers in peer-reviewed international journals (h-factor of 15, provided by Thomson Reuters) and has participated in several industrial (8) research projects in the field of nano-composites, hierarchical structures and nano-engineered composites for aerospace applications. Dr. Guzman de Villoria has coordinated/coordinates, as principal investigator, two industrial projects funded by multinationals from the aeronautic sector and one FP7 European project (NFRP, FP7-MC-CIG).