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Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez | Metallurgy | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez | Metallurgy| Best Researcher Award

Profile Summary

Dr. S. González is a seasoned academic and researcher with extensive experience in materials science and engineering. Holding a Ph.D. in Materials Physics from Complutense University of Madrid, Dr. González has garnered expertise through various prestigious roles worldwide. Notably, as a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, UK, and through postdoctoral positions at institutions like the University of Manchester and Tohoku University. Dr. González’s research interests span from metallic alloys for biomedical applications to functional surfaces/interfaces in soft matter systems. Their contributions extend beyond research, evident in their roles as conference chairs, editorial board memberships, and involvement in professional organizations like IOM3.

Professional Profiles

🎓 Education and Professional Experience:

January 2024 Visiting scientist at the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB).  July 2023 Visiting scientist at Helmholtz- Zentrum Hereon and DESY (Germany). May 2023 Visiting scientist at the Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science (Austria). Invited by Prof. Jürgen Eckert. February 2022 Sabbatical at the Diamond Light Source (UK). 2018-Present Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Northumbria University (UK).  2015-2018 Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Programme Leader for the Engineering Foundation Year at Northumbria University (UK).  2013-2014 Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester (UK), working on the LATEST2 project within the School of Materials, focusing on the sensitization of aluminium alloys.  2011-2013 Juan de la Cierva Fellow at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), researching new metallic alloys for biomedical applications.  2008-2010 Postdoctoral Research Associate at Tohoku University (Japan), WPI – Advanced Institute for Materials Research, investigating Mg-based bulk metallic glasses with high GFA.  2006-2007 Visiting researcher at the University of Sheffield (UK), working on Mg-based bulk metallic glasses. 2004-2008 Ph.D. in Materials Physics from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), conducted at the National Center for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC) as an FPI Fellow. 2002-2003 Student researcher at the Institute of Ceramic and Glass (ICV-CSIC) in Spain, focusing on designing and building ceramic layers and monoliths using the EPD technique. 2001-2002 Student researcher at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC) in Spain, studying the morphology of thermoplastics molded by injection. 1999-2003 B.S. in Materials Engineering from Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain). 1998-1999 Quality Control Engineer at Rochina-Wescho S.L. in Spain. 1996-1998 Military service in Madrid (Spain).  1992-1996 B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Pontifical Comillas University of Madrid (Spain).

🏅Honours Awards and Recognition:

Founder of the IOM3 Materials Informatics Network (2020).  EPSRC Full College Member (12th October 2020): 5 proposals evaluated.  Evaluator Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF), RESTART 2016-2020 Programme. Dec.2023.  Evaluator CONACYT (Mexico) research projects for the scheme ‘Ciencia de Frontera 2019’.  Evaluator National Science Center Poland, funding scheme: PRELUDIUM-21, August 2022.  Evaluator “Financiación Proyectos de Investigación Propios”, Universidad Pontificia Comillas 2019.  Fellow of IOM3 (Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining) (16th April 2019).  Special Guest Editor. Special Issue: “Functional Surfaces/Interfaces Enabled Smart Behaviour in Soft Matter System and Their Engineering Applications” of the journal Polymers (June 2018-March 2019).  University of A Coruña/SRUK Short Term mobility Fellowship. (10-14th September 2018). To visit CICA (Centro de Investigaciones Cientificas Avanzadas) University of A Coruña, Spain.  British Engineering Excellence Award Finalist (October 2017) for the proposal “Metallic glass composites with optimum wear and antimicrobial performance”.  Chartered Scientist: Ref. IOM/112/000570, Chartered Engineer: Reg. No. 641879. IOM3 November 2016.  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Ref. PR109487, 18 July 2016).  Editorial Board member for Annals of Advanced Biomedical Sciences (AABSc) (invited 7th August 2018).  Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Materials Science and Applications (invited: 12th Dec. 2017).  Editorial Board Member of SM Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (invited the 13th October 2017).  Editorial Board Member of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials (September 2017).  Board Member of the Light Metals Division (LMD) of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).  Life Member of the American Association for Science and Technology (AASCIT)(invited the 15th May 2016).  Editor in Chief of Chemical Technology: an Indian Journal (from 15th Feb. 2017).  Editorial Board Member of Advances in Alloys and Compounds (June 2015).  Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Science and Technology (2014-2016).  Certified as Doctor Contracted Lecturer and Private University Lecturer by ANECA (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain) (March 2014).  Registered Scientist (RSci) (IST/230/000062) (March 2014-2017).  Evaluator CDTI. Proyectos de I+D cofinanciados EEA GRANTS 2014 (Spain). Project 1383832.  Juan de la Cierva Fellowship (success rate 10-15 %). Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Ref. JCI2010-06565, 2011-2013).  Who´s Who in the World (Nov. 2010).  Reviewer City University of Hong Kong. Application for Strategic Research Grant (Ref. 2009SRG089)(2009).  PhD with highest honours (“Summa Cum Laude”) (Oct. 2008). Marie Curie travel grant to attend the 3rd International Summer School on Knowledge Based Materials. Estremoz, Portugal, August 19-29, 2007.  PhD FPI Fellowship (success rate 19 % in 2004). Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (Ref. BES-2004-5061, 2004-2008).

📚  Books/Book Chapters Reports

J.R. Martín and S. González. Desarrollo, diseño y fabricación de un Sistema dinámico de aletas para la mejora de la transferencia de calor (in Spanish). Anales: Asociación Ingenieros ICAI, 2016. S. González, A. Ruiz, K. Nilsson. Microstructural analysis of thermal fatigue damage in 316L pipes. EUR 26445. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Publications Office of the European Union; 2013. ISSN: JRC87415. Link S. González, E. Pellicer, S. Suriñach, M.D. Baró, J. Sort. Biodegradation and mechanical integrity of magnesium and magnesium alloys suitable for implants. In: “Biodegradation”, (2013) ISBN: 980-

🔍Research Funding:

2024-Present: Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Ford Aerospace Ltd (UK) 3-year PhD studentship funded by a multinational company 2023-2025: The Royal Society International Exchanges for research in CuZr shape memory alloy 2022: Northumbria University-Northern Accelerator CCF Feasibility funding 2020-2022: Innovate UK Smart Grant for high entropy superalloys 2019-2020: Intensive Industrial Innovation Programme 2017-2019: EPSRC grant for Cu-based shape memory seals 2016-2018: Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Project with Technip Umbilicals Northumbria Materials Development 2016-2017: EU Framework COST ACTION CA15114 on Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations 2014-2017: EU Framework COST ACTION MP1303 on Nano and Mesoscale Friction 2011-2013: Juan de la Cierva Fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

👨‍🔬Teaching & Learning:

Developed and directed various modules in Mechanical Engineering, Delivered modules on Applied Engineering Approaches, Composite Materials, Automotive Design, and more, Supervised numerous research projects, both at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels

📝Supervision Experience:

Supervised several PhD and research fellows, Engaged in examining and chairing research degrees internally and externally

🔬Engagement with Companies:

  • Facilitated placements and supervised projects with various companies including Nissan, Rolls Royce, and Cummins
  • Engaged in outreach activities for promoting STEM education, particularly through NU STEM

🌟Managerial/Administrative Experience:

Involved in various managerial and administrative roles within Northumbria University, Actively participated in committees, advisory boards, and mentoring programs, Overall, your profile demonstrates extensive experience and involvement across research, teaching, supervision, industry engagement, and professional service, showcasing a well-rounded contribution to academia and the broader community.

📚Top Noted Publication

Title: “On the biodegradability, mechanical behavior, and cytocompatibility of amorphous Mg72Zn23Ca5 and crystalline Mg70Zn23Ca5Pd2 alloys as temporary …”
Authors: E Pellicer, S Gonzalez, A Blanquer, S Suriñach, MD Baro, L Barrios
Year: 2013
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, Volume 101, Issue 2, Pages 502-517


Title: “Mechanical and corrosion behaviour of as-cast and annealed Zr60Cu20Al10Fe5Ti5 bulk metallic glass”
Authors: S González, E Pellicer, S Suriñach, MD Baró, J Sort
Year: 2012
Published in: Intermetallics, Volume 28, Pages 149-155


Title: “Influence of minor alloying additions on the glass-forming ability of Mg–Ni–La bulk metallic glasses”
Authors: S González, IA Figueroa, I Todd
Year: 2009
Published in: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 484, Issues 1-2, Pages 612-618


Title: “Novel Ti–Zr–Hf–Fe nanostructured alloy for biomedical applications”
Authors: A Hynowska, A Blanquer, E Pellicer, J Fornell, S Suriñach, MD Baró
Year: 2013
Published in: Materials, Volume 6, Issue 11, Pages 4930-4945


Title: “Structure and nano-mechanical characteristics of surface oxide layers on a metallic glass”
Authors: A Caron, CL Qin, L Gu, S Gonzalez, A Shluger, HJ Fecht
Year: 2011
Published in: Nanotechnology, Volume 22, Issue 9, Page 095704


Title: “Development of long-period ordered structures during crystallisation of amorphous Mg80Cu10Y10 and Mg83Ni9Y8”
Authors: G Garcés, P Pérez, S González, P Adeva
Year: 2022
Published in: International Journal of Materials Research, Volume 97, Issue 4, Pages 404-408


Title: “Impact of hydrogen on the high cycle fatigue behaviour of Inconel 718 in asymmetric push–pull mode at room temperature”
Authors: SS M. Bruchhausen, B. Fisher, A. Ruiz, S. Gonzalez, P. Hähner
Year: 2015
Published in: International Journal of Fatigue, Volume 70, Pages 137-145


Title: “High-strength extruded Mg96Ni2Y1RE1 alloy exhibiting superplastic behaviour”
Authors: P Pérez, S González, G Garcés, G Caruana, P Adeva
Year: 2008
Published in: Materials Science and Engineering: A, Volume 485, Issues 1-2, Pages 194-199


Title: “Influence of the shot-peening intensity on the structure and near-surface mechanical properties of Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 bulk metallic glass”
Authors: S González, J Fornell, E Pellicer, S Suriñach, MD Baró, AL Greer
Year: 2013
Published in: Applied Physics Letters, Volume 103, Issue 21


Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez | Metallurgy | Best Researcher Award
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