Functional surfaces and coatings
|Endrino, Jose L.||Ikerbasque Research Professor|
Jose L. is currently Ikerbasque Professor and Head of Functional Surfaces and Coatings. He carried out his doctoral studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire (USA) on the impact of coating architecture on the hardness, friction and wear of nanocomposite tribological coatings. From 2014 to 2019, he has been the director of the Surface Engineering and Precision Institute (SEPI) at the University of Cranfield (United Kingdom) and co-Director of the Centre of Doctoral Training in Ultra-precision Engineering along with Cambridge University. Previously he worked in the academic sector (at the Institute of Materials Science of Madrid and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), in the industrial sector of renewable energies at Abengoa Research and in the field of tool materials and coatings at the company Oerlikon Balzers in Liechtenstein. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and has been inventor of more than 24 national and international patent applications in new materials and coatings for solar energy, catalysis and tools. He has been the main organizer of several international conferences and symposiums in the field of surface engineering and has acted as associate editor of several international scientific journals. He has supervised postgraduate students from many countries including Spain, Poland, United Kingdom, France, Nigeria, Kenia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan Malaysia and China.
I) Deposition of thin films and coatings for a wide variety of applications (tribology, catalysis, energy).
II) Digital manufacturing of advanced coatings and surfaces.
III) Application of a wide range of synchrotron X-ray spectroscopic techniques in the characterization of technologically important materials.
IV) Acquiring key fundamental knowledge, valuable intellectual property, and development of key surface coating products for various surface engineering applications.
V) Establishing key scientific collaboration with a large number of renowned materials science institutes and universities in South America, Asia and Europe.
VI) Technological transfer between academia, government agencies and industry.
|Morales, Rafael||Ikerbasque Research Professor – UPV/EHU Research Associate|
Interests and objetives
|Porro, José María||Ikerbasque Research Fellow|
His expertise is focalized in nanomagnetism, with demonstrated hands-on experience in the design and fabrication of micro and nano-patterned structures, as well as in their characterization by means of standard lab-based techniques, combined with a strong experience in the usage of large scale structures such as neutron and synchrotron sources to complement the characterization of the materials. In particular, he has experience in preparing, submitting and performing neutron scattering and synchrotron-based experiments in the following centres: Institute Laue-Langevin (Grenoble, France), ISIS neutron and muon source (Oxfordshire, UK), SPring-8 synchrotron (Hyogo, Japan), ALBA synchrotron (Barcelona, Spain), Diamond Light Source (Oxfordshire, UK), NSLS-II synchrotron (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA), SOLEIL synchrotron (París, France) and Advanced Light Source (Lawrence-Berkeley National Laboratory, USA).
He has secured funding as a PI of an H2020 project (MSCA-IF-EF-ST), and as researcher in international (EPSRC, UK), national (MINECO) and regional (ELKARTEK) projects. He has published several manuscripts in indexed journals with a strong percentage of them in Q1, with an h-index of 9, and has presented his work as invited and oral speaker in several international and national conferences in the area of magnetism and material sciences.
|Valbuena-Niño, Ely Dannier||Post-Doctoral Researcher|
Ely Dannier joint BCMaterials as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in October 2019. He got a Master´s Degree in Physics at the Industrial University of Santander and has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain) on the Systematic research of physicochemical properties of functional photopolymers for additive manufacturing. He is one of the founder of the Foundation of Researchers in Science and Technology of Materials (FORISTOM) in Colombia. Previously he worked in the academic sector (at the University Industrial de Santander and the University Pontificia Bolivariana in Bucaramanga city, Colombia). He has actively conducted scientific research in various areas, especially in surface modification of materials through physical processes and additive manufacturing of functional devices by 3D printing. He has published his work in a number of scientific articles and edited several volumes of scientific articles on materials science, engineering, and nanotechnology which were published by the IOP Publishing in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS). In addition, Ely has supervised various grade and master’s students, he is a peer reviewer of scientific articles and research projects, organizer and speaker at several international conferences and symposiums for academic-scientific dissemination. His research lines are the bulk and superficial modification of metallic and polymeric materials through Ion Implantation processes, deposition (coatings and thin films), and additive manufacturing (3D printing). He has good knowledge of the analysis of physicochemical properties of thin film materials including the use of morphological, spectroscopic, thermal and mechanical characterization techniques.