Micael Alonso Frank

Micael Alonso Frank
Argentina
Micael will start in September 2013 his Ph.D. in Material Science at Friedrich Alexander Universität in Germany. He obtained his Bachelor of Material Science Engineer at Universidad Nacional de General San Martín in Argentina. His Ph.D. research will consist of the evaluation and contrast of different techniques to determine the most suitable surface modification of stainless steels, in view of various physico-chemical surface properties.

 

 
Ana Luiza Azevedo de Araujo

Ana Luiza Azevedo de Araujo
Brazil
Ana Luiza received her bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering from Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto in Brazil. Currently she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering at the Advanced Steel Processing and Products Research Center (ASPPRC) at the Colorado School of Mines in the US. The research projects developed in this center are focused on bar, sheet and plate products and involve developing processing-structure-property relationships in advanced steel alloys.

 

 
Razie Hanafi Azhar

Razie Hanafi Azhar
Indonesia
Razie will study Material Science at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Prior to applying to the Ph.D. program he received both his Master of Science and his Bachelor of Material Engineering from the Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia. The work Razie will do for his Ph.D. focuses on the chemistry of steel corrosion in the pore solution environment of concrete.

 

 
Itzel Castillo Müller

Itzel Castillo Müller
Mexico
Itzel is pursuing a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Sheffield University in the UK. Prior to enrolling at Sheffield University she received her Bachelor of Chemistry in Metallurgical Engineering at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and her Master of Science in Materials Engineering at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in México. The aim of Itzel’s project is to study the wear of advanced hard coatings, in order to develop new coatings, particularly self-lubricated coatings and to understand the relationship between coating and microstructure.

 

 
Victor Manuel Cedeno

Victor Manuel Cedeno
Mexico
Victor received his Master of Science in Mechatronics at the University of Applied Sciences FH Aachen in Germany and his Bachelor of Mechatronics at the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla in Mexico. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield in the UK. Victor’s research interests are focused on the use of robots for automated manufacturing tasks in the discrete manufacturing subarea.

 

 
Victor Manuel Enriquez Gutierrez

Victor Manuel Enriquez Gutierrez
Mexico
Victor received both his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico. He is pursuing a doctorate in Chemical Engineering at the University of Manchester in the UK. Victor’s research project title is “Retrofit of Distillation Systems”. This project aims to develop a retrofit methodology for crude oil distillation to expand capacity, reducte energy consumption and increase the profitability of the process.

 

 
Eduardo Benedicto López Montero

Eduardo Benedicto López Montero
Mexico
Eduardo is pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Manchester in the UK. He received his Bachelor of Electronic Engineering at Instituto Tecnológico de Veracruz in Mexico and his Master of Science in Electronic Engineering (Automatic Control) at the Centro Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico, also in México. The research Eduardo is conducting focuses on the use of multivariate statistical methods for control of chemical batch processes.

 

 
Enrique Maya Visuet

Enrique Maya Visuet
Mexico
Enrique is studying in the Corrosion & Reliability Engineering Program at the University of Akron in the US. Prior enrolling in his Ph.D. program Enrique obtained his Bachelor of Chemical Metallurgical Engineer and his Master of Science in Chemical Engineering-Corrosion at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The objective of Enrique’s research is to propose and validate new reaction mechanisms for steel alloys, use them to develop coverage models for model-corrosion control, and develop and implement a passivation layer control procedure.

 

 
Mihai Apreutesei

Mihai Apreutesei
Romania
Mihai is studying for his doctorate in Materials Science at Insa Lyon, in France. Previously he obtained his Master of Science in Advanced Materials Engineering and his Bachelor of Materials Engineering at Transilvania University in Romania. The aim of his Ph.D. project is to investigate the modified surface of several thin film systems (e.g., CrN, CrAlN, CrAlYN, ZrCu) during their alteration at high temperature and/or due to mechanical deformations, with the objective of increasing the durability of coated materials and understanding the correlations for these materials between their synthesis parameters, chemical nature, microstructure and capacity to protect surfaces.

 

 
Ricardo Rangel

Ricardo Rangel
Venezuela
Ricardo obtained his Bachelor of Geological Engineering at the Universidad de los Andes in Venezuela and then moved to Spain to pursue his Master of Science in Geophysics at the Universidad de Barcelona. Currently he is studying Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in the UK. His Ph.D. research project is titled “The impact of shales in 4D seismic interpretation”. The goal of is to develop a workflow to evaluate the pressure diffusion in shales adjacent to mature reservoirs.

 
 

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