Principal Investigator - Dr Emilio Martínez-Pañeda
Emilio Martínez-Pañeda joined Imperial College in September 2019 as a Lecturer (US Asst. Professor) in Mechanics of Materials. Before, he was an 1851 Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. His interests span a wide range of research challenges that lie at the interface between mechanics and other disciplines, such as materials science, geology, chemistry and structural engineering. For more details, including a list of honours and awards, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/people/e.martinez-paneda and www.empaneda.com.
Funded by an EPSRC scholarship and educated in the University of Tehran (Civil Engineering) and Queen Mary University of London (First Class Degree in Mechanical Engineering), Mehrdad works on developing new predictive models for hydrogen embrittlement and other environmentally assisted cracking problems.
Educated in the Beijing Institute of Technology, RWTH Aachen University and the University of Manchester (MSc Mechanical Engineering Design; distinction), Runzi develops new phase field based models for predicting the degradation of solid-state Li-Ion batteries.
Educated in the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague (BSc and MSc degrees in Civil Engineering), Evzen is an Imperial College President's PhD Scholar and works in developing new models for unravelling corrosion and stress corrosion cracking.
Educated in the University of Chile (MEng in Mechanical Engineering, 7/7) and recipient of a Conicyt Scholarship, Leonel works in developing smart skins for identifying localised damage in engineering structures.
Educated in the University of Surrey (First Class MEng degree in Civil Engineering) and funded by the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP, Theo develops new rock mechanics models for excavation, mining and geohazards.
Educated in Wuhan University (BSc Physics) and Ecole Centrale Paris, University of Paris-Saclay (First Class MEng in Mechanical and Aerospace Eng.), Yang works on developing new multi-physics models for predicting and optimising interfaces in battery technology.
Enrique García-Macías: former postdoc (IC Research Fellow). Currently: Assistant Professor at the University of Granada
Officially co-supervised external PhD students
Alireza Golahmar. Development and application of phase field models for fracture mechanics-based assessment of fatigue life of offshore wind structures in a corrosive environment. Technical University of Denmark [2020 – Present]
Alain Islas. CFD Modelling of dust explosions. University of Oviedo [2020 - Present]
Rebeca Fernández-Sousa. Hydrogen resistant steels. University of Oviedo [2019 - Present]
Ingrid Holte. Advanced damage models with intrinsic size effects. Technical University of Denmark [2018 - Present]
Susana del Busto. Numerical analysis of hydrogen embrittlement through cohesive zone models. University of Oviedo [2014 - 2017]
[Paper 1] [Paper 2] [Paper 3]
There are numerous ongoing research projects and outstanding candidates are welcomed to inquire regarding postdoc and PhD opportunities at any time of the year.