BEng, MEng, MSc, PhD


My research work is oriented towards the understanding, modeling and optimization of the mechanical response of engineering materials.


IMPORTANT NOTE: From September 2019 I will be working at Imperial College London as Assistant Professor (UK Lecturer), leading the Mechanics of Infrastructure Materials Lab. I am searching for a PhD candidate, see details here: Advert




Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you think we could collaborate; I am very much open to new ideas and suggestions and I am keen to cooperate with other researchers in academia or industry. MSc Thesis projects are usually available for students (please send an e-mail to arrange a meeting).

Recent news

July 2019 – I am looking for an enthusiatic and talented PhD student to join my new group at Imperial College London. Details here: Advert

April 2019 – Project MICROROCK granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science (200k €). We are looking for a PhD candidate to work at the University of Oviedo, in close collaboration with Imperial College. The student will be co-supervised by Prof. Covadonga Betegon (Univ. of Oviedo) and myself. Details here: Advert

January 2019 – Project “Reliable assessment in aggressive environments” granted by the Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre (290k €). To start in March 2019.

October 2018 – Appointed as 1851 Research Fellow (Brunel Award) by the Royal Commission for the 1851 Exhibition. Link

June 2018 – Studentship available at the University of Oviedo in co-supervision with C. Betegón. IUTA project “Hydrogen resistant steels”. Apply here.

April 2018 – Appointed Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College Cambridge. Link



Research Fellow

University of Cambridge



Cold Isostatic Pressing to improve the mechanical performance of additively manufactured metallic components

I.I. Cuesta, E. Martínez-Pañeda, A. Díaz, J.M. Alegre







September 3 – 5, 2019

Barcelona (Spain)