Scientific competencies:Physical metallurgy, alloy design, computational thermodynamics
Prof. Vera TRABADELO got her PhD in Materials Science (Metallurgy) by the University of Navarra (Spain) in 2006 for the development of high speed steels for tribological applications. From 2006 to 2010 she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology of Tekniker, Spanish research center, where she worked in several projects related to the microfabrication of sensors. During that period, she spent one year as a guest researcher in the Laboratory for Micro- and Nanotechnology of the Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland). From 2010 to 2012 she worked as a researcher at Empa (Switzerland) in the Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing, where she researched the mechanical properties, fracture properties and deformation mechanism of sapphire. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Metallurgy at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, working in the design and development of novel anti-corrosive and anti-abrasive alloys, especially steels, together with the study of abrasion-corrosion mechanisms in metals.