Alumni

Since its creation in 2007, IMDEA Materials Alumni community has done nothing but grow. Two of the pillars that define the culture of our institution, performing excellent research in materials science and engineering and transferring our knowledge and technology to the industry, are the principles that propel the transfer of our PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to the best academic institutions and companies worldwide. On the right, a sample of the destinations of our Alumni is depicted.

Meet our Alumni

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Paloma Hidalgo

Dr. Paloma Hidalgo Manrique joined IMDEA Materials in 2012 as a postdoctoral researcher after completing her PhD in high-strength aluminium alloys at the National Centre for Metallurgical Research. At IMDEA, Dr. Hidalgo was part of what is now known as the Sustainable Metallurgy research group

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Pablo Romero

Dr. Pablo Romero joined IMDEA Materials in 2012 where he completed his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering specialising in carbon nanomaterials in conjunction with the Carlos III University in Madrid. Dr. Romero’s work focused on the development of carbon-based nanocomposites thin films. Since leaving

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Olben Falcó

Dr. Olben Falcó Salcines joined IMDEA Materials Institute in 2014 having previously completed his PhD in the ´Analysis of Process-Induced Defects on Steered-Fibre Panels for Aeronautical Applications´ at the University of Girona. While at IMDEA Materials, Falcó Salcines worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the

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Bárbara Bellón

Dr. Bárbara Bellón joined IMDEA Materials Institute in November, 2015. While at the Institute, she completed her PhD titled “Multiscale experimental characterization and modelling validation of microstructure and mechanical properties of engineering alloys” in conjunction with the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). She is currently

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Álvaro Doñoro

Álvaro Doñoro was born in Madrid, Spain. He joined IMDEA Materials in 2017 and became a PhD student in 2019. He completed his PhD thesis entitled “Stable lithium-sulfur batteries through electrode and interface engineering” under the supervision of Vinodkumar Etacheri in 2022. In 2021, he

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Antoine Jerusalem

Professor Antoine Jerusalem joined IMDEA Materials in 2008 following the completion of his post-doctorate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He spent four years at IMDEA Materials as leader of the Computational Mechanics of Materials Group, with a focus on the modelling of a

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