IMDEA-materials takes a step forward within its plan to internationalize the research in the region of Madrid by the recruitment of two new scientists with a wide international profile

Dr. Teresa Pérez Prado, PhD in Physics, Complutense University of Madrid, 1998. Dr. Pérez Prado joined the University of California in San Diego (UCSD, USA) as a Postgraduate Research Engineer in 1998. She was also hired as a consultant at Oregon State University (USA). In 2001 she joined 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 over 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. She was a visiting scientist at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart (Germany), in 2006. She joins IMDEA-materials as a Senior Researcher to lead the research group of Physical Metallurgy.

Dr. Antoine Jérusalem graduated in 2004 with a double degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace with a Diplôme d’ingénieur, and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) with a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 2007, he obtained his Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics of Materials from MIT, where he stayed as a Postdoctoral Associate for an additional year. His research activities have focused on computational modeling of many types of materials and structures. Recently, he has been working on the modeling of nanocrystalline metals, large-scale 3D parallel simulations of material fragmentation and large-scale fluid-structure interaction simulations of the blast of human brain for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) studies as well as the modeling of deformation mechanisms of individual neurons. He has active collaborations in many different engineering and scientific fields with different institutes and universities around the world. Now he joins IMDEA-materials as a Junior Researcher to lead the research group of Multiscale Materials Modeling.