Dr. Marta Mohedano Sánchez, is a Ramón y Cajal Fellow in the Group of Characterization, Corrosion and Degradation of Materials of Technological Interest (UCM).She completed her PhD in Materials Science and Technology (Extraordinary Award) from Complutense University of Madrid-UCM (Spain) in 2011 with the support of a UCM Pre-doctoral Fellowship, including predoctoral stays at the University of Cambridge (UK) for 6 months. She then continued at the UCM with a postdoctoral research contract until 2013, when she got the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers (24 months) and moved to Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht-HZG (Germany). After 32 months at HZG, she reincorporated to UCM in June 2016, firstly as a Juan de la Cierva Incorporación Fellow, then in February 2017, as a Principal Investigator of the national project MAT2015-73355-JIN (Proyectos I+D+i para Jóvenes Investigadores) and in February 2019 as Ramón y Cajal Fellow.
Her scientific output includes 70 publications in international peer-review journals with h-index= 25 (Scopus)), 45 communications and participation in 11 research Projects, 14 technology transfer Contracts and 1 Utility Model. In 2015, she was awarded the international EFC-Kurt Schwabe Prize, presented every three years to a young scientist below 35 years of age in recognition of his or her scientific and technical contribution to the field of corrosion. She has contributed to more than 400 h of lectures at UCM and HZG (including training and supervision of a total of 17 bachelor/master students) and has participated in scientific committees (Young EFC, Advanced Chemistry Symposium), dissemination activities (Escuelab, In-school workshops) and revision of manuscripts (Corr. Sci, JES, Surf. Coat. Tech, etc.)
Her research interests lie in topics such as alloy engineering, Additive Manufacturing, tailoring of surfaces of light alloys (Mg, Al and Ti) and detailed corrosion studies in different environments for transport and biomaterials applications.