PhD: Complutense University of Madrid. Spain
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Physical Metallurgy Group
Dr. Teresa Pérez Prado joined IMDEA Materials as Senior Researcher on September 1, 2008. She also heads the Research Program on Alloy Design, Processing and Development. Dr. Pérez-Prado was born in Asturias, Spain. She completed an MSc in Physics at the Complutense University in Madrid (UCM) in 1994. After a brief stay at Chemnitz University, Germany, she joined the National Center for Metals Research (CENIM, CSIC) in Madrid, Spain, where she carried out her dissertation on the Study of the Deformation Mechanisms of Superplastic Aluminum Alloys by Texture Analysis. In 1998 she got a PhD degree in Physics from UCM. Part of her doctoral research was carried out at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
In 1998 Dr. Pérez Prado joined the University of California in San Diego (UCSD) as a Postgraduate Research Engineer, working on the measurement of residual stresses by convergent beam electron microscopy (CBED) and on the microtexture characterization of materials deformed at high strain rate. She was also hired as a consultant at Oregon State University. In 2001 she returned to CENIM, Madrid, where she worked as a Ramón y Cajal fellow on the processing and physical metallurgy of novel Mg alloys for light transportation. She was granted a Tenured Scientist position in 2004.
Dr. Pérez-Prado´s current research interests involve applied and fundamental work on the processing, characterization and mechanical behavior of advanced metallic materials for automotive, energy and biomedical applications. She has coauthored 1 book and 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. She was a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, in 2006. Dr. Pérez-Prado completed an MBA at Insead, France, in 2008, where her team project, a spin-off company based on technology developed at Caltech and the University of Pittsburgh, was awarded the 1st prize at the Business Venture Competition.