New members of the IMDEA Materials Institute team – March & April 2023

Every month, we welcome new members of the IMDEA Materials Institute team. Here, you can find a short profile of our most recent additions, including their upcoming role with IMDEA Materials and their educational and professional background.
Joris Audoux

My name is Joris Audoux. I am from Limoges, France. I am currently in my first year of mechatronics engineering at ENSIL-ENSCI at Limoges.

My internship at IMDEA Materials allows me to develop my skills in the fields of computer science and electronics thanks to the project of Prof. Maciej Haranczyk. This institute is a good place to develop my research skills through a collaborative workplace.

Besides work, I like playing football, swimming and spending time with my friends and family.

Dr. Soundes Djaziri

My name is Soundes Djaziri and I am from France. My research interests focus on the study of the structure, mechanical and thermal properties of advanced materials using various experimental approaches, X-ray-based methodologies in particular.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Materials Physics at the Pprime Institute, UPR 3346 CNRS/University of Poitiers – France in 2012 in the study of elasticity and damage of W/Cu nano-composite thin films on polyimide under biaxial loading using synchrotron techniques.

Later on, I moved to MPIE in Germany to develop my research in the study of mechanical behavior of different materials with the focus on the deformation mechanisms in severely cold-drawn pearlitic steel wires, Cu-Cr thin films and fracture behavior of Mo2BC nanocomposites.

I joined IMDEA in 2016 to work on the EQUINOX project developing a novel process for manufacturing complex-shaped Fe-Al intermetallic parts resistant to extreme environments. The project was supported by the Horizon 2020, EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Since 2021, I have been working as a teaching assistant at the Completude institute in Lyon, France. I am happy to rejoin IMDEA Materials and being back in an R&D environment. My current project is about directional solidification of hcp materials (Mg alloys).

Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and friends, as well as travelling, ice skating and reading.

Dr. Souvik Sahoo

My name is Souvik Sahoo and I am from Kolkata, India. I completed my Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India on the “Influence of Micro-texture on the Microstructure and Texture evolution in Ti-6Al-4V alloys“. I have taken on a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at IMDEA Materials Institute.

I will be working on the correlation of microstructure and mechanical properties for lattices produced via additive manufacturing.

I joined IMDEA Materials because it was an excellent opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary area and in particular on additive manufacturing. Apart from research, I like to play and watch sports, listen to music, and watch movies.

Dr. Adrián Bouzas Muñoz

My name is Adrián Bouzas Muñoz and I am from Madrid. I graduated in Chemistry from the UCM and then I decided to specialize in Medicinal Chemistry with an interuniversity master’s degree in Drug Discovery (UCM, UAH, USP-CEU).

After that, I had the great opportunity to spend a year at Janssen Cilag, S.A. from Johnson & Johnson, performing synthesis of potential drugs in neuroscience. That experience saw me move to the Netherlands to continue working in organic chemistry for the pharmaceutical company Syncom B.V.

Once I wanted to come back to Spain, I obtained a grant for an Industrial Ph.D. between IMDEA Food and Canaan R&D in order to develop nutraceutical supplements for chronic diseases in the frame of Precision Nutrition (Cancer Research & Immuno-Oncology). I have joined IMDEA Materials thanks to a great project to develop an implantable device to treat brain tumors, an exciting challenge that I am looking forward to working on.

Outside of work, I like spending time with my family and friends, as well as playing sports such as football or paddle. I love music and books and travelling is always a pleasure.

Alejandro González

I’m Alejandro González and I’m from Madrid. My role at IMDEA Materials is as a computer administrator. I’m responsible for everything related to computing, such as Active Directory administration, servers, software, hardware, etc.

I graduated in computer science and I’m currently continuing my education in the fields of computer administration and programming. I’ve been passionate about everything related to computing since I was young, and I’m always willing to learn new things and develop my knowledge.

Thanks to the opportunity given to me by IMDEA Materials, I can continue to expand my knowledge in the technical, administrative, and computer development fields.

In my personal life, I’m passionate about travelling, model making, motorsports, etc.

Jayachandran Subbian

Profile to come.