BEng, MEng, MSc, PhD


I am a research engineer interested in understanding, modelling and optimising of the mechanical response of materials. I work as Assistant Professor (UK Lecturer) at Imperial College London, where I lead the Mechanics of Infrastructure Materials Lab. 


 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. Outstanding students are welcome to inquire regarding PhD and MSc Thesis opportunities.



Recent news

December 2019 – 2 Research Assistant/Associate positions in CFD modelling of dust explosions at the University of Oviedo and Imperial College London. More details here: Advert

October 2019 – PhD vacancy at Imperial College London for UK applicants with an expected First Class degree only. E-mail CV and Cover Letter before December 15. More details here: Advert

July 2019 – I am looking for an enthusiastic 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



Asst. Professor (UK Lecturer) & 1851 Research Fellow

Imperial College London



Generalised boundary conditions for hydrogen transport at crack tips

E. Martínez-Pañeda, A Díaz, L Wright, A Turnbull







September 3 – 5, 2019

Barcelona (Spain)