MEng, MSc, PhD


I am a research engineer interested in understanding, modelling and optimising of the mechanical response of materials. I work as Associate Professor (UK Senior 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 (see also the lab’s news site)

April 2022 – I am hiring an computational postdoc with background in hydrogen embrittlement, fracture mechanics and/or multi-physics modelling. See the advert here

February 2022 – I am hiring an computational postdoc with background in hydrogen embrittlement, fracture mechanics and/or phase field modelling. See the advert here

November 2021 – I am hiring an experimental postdoc with background in hydrogen embrittlement and/or stress corrosion cracking. See the advert here

September 2021 – Awarded an UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. Read the news here

August 2021 – Promoted to Senior Lecturer (equivalent to US Associate Professor with tenure)

July 2021 – I am hiring a postdoc on phase field modelling of corrosion (see this article). More details here: Advert

July 2021 – Awarded the UK’s Young Engineer of the Year Award by the Royal Academy of Engineering

May 2021 – Awarded an EPSRC New Investigator Award Grant. As a result, I will be hiring a postdoc to work on multi-physics modelling. More details here: Advert

February 2021 – Awarded RILEM’s 2021 Gustavo Colonnetti Medal. The associated plenary talk in RILEM’s 2021 Annual week is available in Youtube

January 2021 – Delivered one of the 10 invited talks of the “Hydrogen-Material Interactions” workshop organised by HYDROGENIUS and I2CNER, my talk is now available in Youtube

November 2020 – We are hiring a postdoc at Imperial College London to work on hydrogen embrittlement testing. More details here: Advert

November 2020 – Awarded the IMechE Prestige Award for Risk Reduction in Mechanical Engineering

October 2020 – Awarded the Simo Prize to the best young Spanish scientist in Computational Mechanics. The associated seminar is available in Youtube



Associate Professor (UK Senior Lecturer) & UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

Imperial College London



A phase field electro-chemo-mechanical formulation for predicting void evolution at the Li-electrolyte interface in all-solid-state batteries

Y. Zhao, R. Wang, E. Martínez-Pañeda





ESMC 2022


July 4-8, 2022

Galway (Ireland)