Javier Segurado

Multiscale Materials Modelling

Dr. Javier Segurado Escudero graduated in Materials Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1999 and got his Ph.D. in the same university in the year 2004. After his thesis, he was assistant professor at the Material Science Department in the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Since 2008 he has a double appointment: a fix position as Lecturer in the same department and a researcher position in IMDEA-Materials. Dr. Javier Segurado is author of more than 60 international papers in the field of simulation, has more than 1600 citations and h index of 23 (web of science). He has participated in more than 30 research projects with international, European and national founding, being principal investigator of 8 of them. He has 15 invited/keynote lectures in international conferences. He has also been visitor researcher in Los Alamos NL (USA), TU-Wien (Austria) and Mc Master University (Canada).


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His research activities in IMDEA are focused on the simulation of the mechanical behavior of Materials, in particular using micromechanical and multiscale modeling approaches. He is the leader of the research group “Multiscale Materials Modeling”. Within this line, Dr. Segurado has worked in several type of materials and simulation techniques. In metallic materials he has a wide expertise in simulating the mechanical response by means of atomistic models, discrete dislocation dynamic models and crystal plasticity finite element models (CPFE). The researcher has developed his own simulation techniques and codes, highlighting the CPFE package CAPSUL. His work in metals has been focused on aluminum, copper, superalloys and alloys with hexagonal lattice as titanium and Magnesium. The research performed is oriented in obtaining the mechanical behavior, fracture and fatigue response in these materials as function of the microstructure. In composites he has developed and implemented several micromechanical finite element models for particle and long fiber reinforced composites. These studies are focused on determining the effect of microstructure, phase and interface properties on the non-linear behavior and fracture of these materials.

  • Since 2008 Lecturer in the Material Science Department of the Technical University of Madrid and Researcher at the IMDEA Materials Institute.
  • 2004 PhD, Material Science Department of the Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
  • 1999 BSc Materials Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, Spain.