Dr. Hugo Mora Sánchez graduated in the Aeronautical Engineering bachelor’s degree at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM, 2013), in the specialization of aerospace materials, and in the Aeronautical Engineering master’s degree at the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M, 2016). In 2020 he completed his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (Carlos III University of Madrid, UC3M) at the IMDEA Materials Institute in collaboration with the Characterization, Corrosion and Degradation of Materials of Technologically Interest group (UCM). He joined recently the latter group for a post-doctoral position.
During his PhD Hugo worked in the development and characterization of thin bioactive coatings on nanostructured Titanium. In this period, he gained a solid background in the Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation technique and in the mechanical and corrosion characterization of thin TiO2 coatings, as well as on the assessment of cellular-surface interactions. Prior to his doctorate Hugo worked with composite materials and carbon nanostructures. In his current position he works in the field of corrosion and protection of Ti and Al alloys fabricated by Additive Manufacturing. His is interested in surface engineering and in the additive manufacturing field, with a special focus on the mechanical characterization of thin functional coatings by means of nanoindentation and in their impact on the mechanical properties of the substrate material.