José Manuel Torralba

Powder Metallurgy

Prof. José M. Torralba is Metallurgical Engineer (1982, Technical University of Madrid –UPM-) and Armament and Materials Engineer (1986, Escuela Politécnica Superior del Ejército, EPSE). He has also two PhD degrees: Dr. Eng. Metallurgy (1985, UPM) and Dr. Eng. Armament (1994, EPSE). He has been Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department (UC3M), Vice-rector for Academics Infrastructures (UC3M), Vice-rector for Research and Innovation (UC3M). Deputy Director of Institute IMDEA Materials. Director-General for Universities and Research of Madrid Regional Government and Higher Artistic Arts Studies. He is Professor of MSE at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

josemanuel.torralba@imdea.org

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His main scientific-technical field of interest is Powder Metallurgy (PM), specially powder development and characterization and advanced consolidation methods (field assisted sintering, metal injection moulding, additive manufacturing…). He has worked with most of PM families of materials, such as low alloyed steels, special steels, hardmetals, superalloys, light alloys and metal matrix composites, high entropy alloys, etc…

He focuses his research activity in the physical metallurgy of the materials and the microstructural development. He has published more than 500 scientific papers (200 peer reviewed) and supervised 28 PhD thesis. He is editor in Chief (co-editor) of Powder Metallurgy journal.

  • 2015-2019 Director-General for Universities and Research of Madrid Regional Government and Higher Artistic Arts Studies
  • 2009-2015 Deputy Director of Institute IMDEA Materials
  • 2004-2006 Vice-rector for Research and Innovation (UC3M)
  • 2000-2004 Vice-rector for Academics Infrastructures (UC3M)
  • 1999-2000 Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department (UC3M)
  • 1996 Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • 1987 Associate professor at Technical University of Madrid
  • 2018 Fellow of the European Powder Metallurgy Association
  • 2015 Fellow American Powder Metallurgy Institute
  • 2014 Honor Award of the University College Fernando Abril Martorell
  • 2013 European Powder Metallurgy Association Special Services Award
  • 2007 Honoris Causa Doctorate by the University of Craiova (Rumania)
  • 2005 Slovak Academy of Sciences Award
  • 2001 Honoris Causa Doctorate by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Rumania)
  • 2000 “Professor Fryderyk Staub” Award by the Silesian University of Technology (Poland)