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Dr Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr. Gonzalez is Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. He received his PhD in Materials Physics at Complutense University of Madrid and PhD research work was carried out at the National Centre for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC) in Spain.

His research is focused on metallurgy, rapid solidification and processing-structure-property relationships, he has received funding from EPSRC, Royal Society, Innovate UK, IOP, Fellowships from Spain (Juan de la Cierva and FPI to pursue his PhD), funding from Japan (internal funding from WPI), Marie Curie travel grant and SRUK Short Term Mobility Fellowship.

He is fellow member of IoM3 (FIMMM), chartered scientist, chartered engineer, full member of EPSRC peer reviewer college, Fellow of the higher education academy (FHEA), British Engineering Excellence Award Finalist and invited editorial board member of numerous journals

Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez

Campus Address

Wynne-Jones Building (room WJ202)


  • Physics PhD June 30 2008
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Optimizing the antimicrobial performance of metallic glass composites through laser texturing, Villapun Puzas, V., Qu, B., Lund, P., Wei, W., Dover, L., Thompson, J., Adesina, J., Hoerdemann, C., Cox, S., Gonzalez Sanchez, S. 1 Apr 2020, In: Materials Today Communications
  • Wear rate at RT and 100 °C and operating temperature range of microalloyed Cu50Zr50 shape memory alloy, Younes, A., Nnamchi, P., Medina, J., Pérez, P., Villapún, V., Badimuro, F., Kamnis, S., Jimenez-Melero, E., Gonzalez Sanchez, S. 15 Mar 2020, In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds
  • Antimicrobial properties of Cu-based bulk metallic glass composites after surface modification, Villapun Puzas, V., Tardio, S., Cumpson, P., Burgess, J., Dover, L., Gonzalez Sanchez, S. 15 May 2019, In: Surface and Coatings Technology
  • A review on shape memory metallic alloys and their critical stress for twinning, Nnamchi, P., Younes, A., Gonzalez Sanchez, S. 1 Feb 2019, In: Intermetallics
  • Stress-induced martensitic transformation of Cu50Zr50 shape memory alloy optimized through microalloying and co-microalloying, De Luca, F., Nnamchi, P., Younes, A., Fry, A., Gonzalez Sanchez, S. 15 Apr 2019, In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds
  • Tuning the antimicrobial behaviour of Cu85Zr15 thin films in “wet” and “dry” conditions through structural modifications, Villapun Puzas, V., Cherian Lukose, C., Birkett, M., Dover, L., Gonzalez Sanchez, S. 25 Sep 2018, In: Surface and Coatings Technology
  • Antimicrobial and wear performance of Cu-Zr-Al metallic glass composites, Villapún, V., Zhang, H., Howden, C., Chow, L., Esat, F., Pérez, P., Sort, J., Bull, S., Stach, J., Gonzalez Sanchez, S. 5 Feb 2017, In: Materials & Design
  • Strategy for preventing excessive wear rate at high loads in bulk metallic glass composites, Villapún, V., Medina, J., Pérez, P., Esat, F., Inam, F., Gonzalez Sanchez, S. 5 Dec 2017, In: Materials & Design
  • Tuning the Mechanical and Antimicrobial Performance of a Cu-Based Metallic Glass Composite through Cooling Rate Control and Annealing, Villapún, V., Esat, F., Bull, S., Dover, L., Gonzalez Sanchez, S. 6 May 2017, In: Materials
  • Antibacterial Metallic Touch Surfaces, Villapún, V., Dover, L., Cross, A., Gonzalez Sanchez, S. 29 Aug 2016, In: Materials

PGR Supervision

  • Abdurauf Younes Start: 26/02/2018
  • Victor Villapun Puzas Rapidly solidified metallic glass alloys for antibacterial touching surfaces Start: 01/10/2015


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