Maria Santofimia full professor Physical Metallurgy (TU Delft)

Prof.dr. Maria Santofimia has been appointed full professor Physical Metallurgy at the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Faculty of 3mE, Delft University of Technology.
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Maria Santofimia appointed full professor Physical Metallurgy (TU Delft) 

At the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Faculty of 3mE, Delft University of Technology, dr. Maria Santofimia is appointed full professor Physical Metallurgy per 14 November 2017. 

Maria Santofimia (Cordoba, Spain) studied Physics at the University of Cordoba and performed her PhD-research at the National Center for Metallurgical Research (Madrid), defending at the Complutense University of Madrid in 2006. That year, she became postdoctoral researcher for the Materials innovation institute (M2i) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of 3mE, where she focussed her investigations on the development of advanced high strength steels in collaboration with TATA Steel IJmuiden. After a parenthesis working as group leader in the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials (IMDEA-Materials), she returned to Delft in 2010 to work for M2i. In 2012 she was awarded the TU Delft Technology Fellowship and became assistant professor. The same year, Maria Santofimia was awarded with an ERC Starting Grant and a NWO-Vidi-grant. She became associate professor in 2015.

Maria Santofimia is internationally renowned because of her research on advanced high strength steels. Together with her research group she combines fundamental theoretical research, advanced simulation techniques and high resolution experiments to explain mechanisms controlling microstructure development and their influence on the resulting properties of steels. Her research also focusses on the fundamental study of non-equilibrium phase transformations and interactions between non-equilibrium phases in metals. She applies the acquired physical insights to design new steels with exceptional properties in collaboration with leading industries, such as TATA Steel, ArcelorMittal, Thyssen-Krupp and Tenaris. Since materials are crucial for the efficiency and sustainability of any technology, she considers education on Materials Science essential in engineering studies and is therefore strongly committed to teaching and designing educational programs on metals science and technology.

Source: website 3mE, TU Delft


Maria Santofimia full professor Physical Metallurgy (TU Delft)

Maria Santofimia appointed full professor Physical Metallurgy (TU Delft) 

At the department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Faculty of 3mE, Delft University of Technology, dr. Maria Santofimia is appointed full professor Physical Metallurgy per 14 November 2017. 

Maria Santofimia (Cordoba, Spain) studied Physics at the University of Cordoba and performed her PhD-research at the National Center for Metallurgical Research (Madrid), defending at the Complutense University of Madrid in 2006. That year, she became postdoctoral researcher for the Materials innovation institute (M2i) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of 3mE, where she focussed her investigations on the development of advanced high strength steels in collaboration with TATA Steel IJmuiden. After a parenthesis working as group leader in the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials (IMDEA-Materials), she returned to Delft in 2010 to work for M2i. In 2012 she was awarded the TU Delft Technology Fellowship and became assistant professor. The same year, Maria Santofimia was awarded with an ERC Starting Grant and a NWO-Vidi-grant. She became associate professor in 2015.

Maria Santofimia is internationally renowned because of her research on advanced high strength steels. Together with her research group she combines fundamental theoretical research, advanced simulation techniques and high resolution experiments to explain mechanisms controlling microstructure development and their influence on the resulting properties of steels. Her research also focusses on the fundamental study of non-equilibrium phase transformations and interactions between non-equilibrium phases in metals. She applies the acquired physical insights to design new steels with exceptional properties in collaboration with leading industries, such as TATA Steel, ArcelorMittal, Thyssen-Krupp and Tenaris. Since materials are crucial for the efficiency and sustainability of any technology, she considers education on Materials Science essential in engineering studies and is therefore strongly committed to teaching and designing educational programs on metals science and technology.

Source: website 3mE, TU Delft