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CIEFMA - Structural Integrity, Micromechanics and Materials Reliability Centre

Research group
Type of group
UPC research group
ETSEIB. Edifici E. Av. Diagonal, 647 Open in new window
08028 Barcelona
https://ciefma.upc.edu/ca Open in new window
The research group's main aim is to study the structural integrity, reliability and behaviour of materials for structural applications in engineering, particularly fracture, fatigue, corrosion and micromechanics of advanced ceramics, hard metals and composites, steels and new alloys. In addition, the CIEFMA is part of the TECNIO network and offers support to businesses. It also has a quality management system for managing projects and handling incidents and the use of facilities. The research group's strategy mainly targets the materials engineering sectors in which it has expertise: metallurgy, transport, energy, biomedicine and education. Its most significant research lines are the following: mechanical behaviour, fracture, fatigue and corrosion of steels, titanium alloys and new alloys; advanced technical ceramics, nanostructured ceramics, resistance to degradation and surface modification; metal-ceramic composites, cemented carbides and fracture, fatigue and surface modification; and coatings, micromechanics and nanoindentation.
Advanced Characterization, Cermets, Coatings, Contact Loading, Corrosion, Failure Analysis; Microstructural Design, Fatigue, Fracture, Hardmetals, High Strength Steels, High Temperature, Mechanical Properties, Mechanical integrity, Micromechanics, Nanomechanics, Stainless Steel, Surface Integrity, Titanium Alloys, Toughness, Tribology, Wear, Zirconia
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  • Alcala Penades, German
    (until 2006-03-07)
  • Arregui Aranguren, Laura
    (until 2018-01-24)
  • Bermejo Moratinos, Raul
    (until 2006-03-02)
  • Botero Vega, Carlos Alberto
    (until 2012-12-31)
  • Calderon Moreno, Jose Maria
    (until 2004-08-31)
  • Campillo Ceron, Angels
    (until 2006-01-31)
  • Camposilvan, Erik
    (until 2016-11-01)
  • Casals Boixadós, Ovidi
    (until 2006-08-31)
  • Ceseracciu, Luca
    (until 2008-05-31)
  • Coureaux Mustelier, David
    (until 2012-10-17)
  • de Armas Sancho, Zamir
    (until 2011-11-06)
  • Doroudgarian, Newsha
    (until 2014-07-24)
  • Fang, Shiqi
    (until 2018-02-03)
  • Feder ---, Adrian
    (until 2005-02-11)
  • Flamant, Quentin Jean Alain
    (until 2015-10-01)
  • Gaillard, Yves
    (until 2008-04-30)
  • Góez Úsuga, Alexey
    (until 2011-05-06)
  • Heredero Alari, Francisco
    (until 2015-10-05)
  • Hitscherich Polanco, Monica
    (until 2006-05-12)
  • Hvizdos, Pavol
    (until 2008-07-14)
  • Kiran Chitapalli, Ravi
    (until 2012-10-15)
  • Mato Diaz, M. Sonia
    (until 2006-03-07)
  • Melk, Latifa
    (until 2015-01-03)
  • Mestra Rodríguez, Alvaro Miguel
    (until 2015-04-12)
  • Mir Carbonell, Jordi
    (until 2011-09-14)
  • Muñoz Tabares, Jose Alejandro
    (until 2010-10-31)
  • Popa, Monica Mihaela
    (until 2004-08-31)
  • Rueda Arango, Astrid Oasis
    (until 2013-05-31)
  • Sandoval Ravotti, Daniela Andreina
    (until 2019-03-03)
  • Sapezanskaia, Ina
    (until 2016-01-17)
  • Sefer, Birhan
    (until 2016-09-29)
  • Tarrago Cifre, Jose Maria
    (until 2016-02-29)
  • Torres Hernandez, Yadir
    (until 2004-08-31)
  • Turón Viñas, Miquel
    (until 2018-09-30)
  • Yalamanchili, Silva Phani Kumar
    (until 2014-07-24)
  • Yang, Jing
    (until 2016-01-31)
  • Zapata Dederlé, Ana Cristina
    (until 2011-12-31)

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