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Dr Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

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Prior to that, he held research positions at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, UAB (2011-2013) and at the prestigious group of Prof. Inoue at Tohoku University in Japan (2008-2010).

He received a BEng in Mechanical Engineering at the Pontifical Comillas University of Madrid and a BEng in Materials Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Afterwards, he got his PhD in Materials Physics at Complutense University of Madrid (2004-2008). His PhD research work was carried out at the National Centre for Metallurgical Research (CENIM) in Madrid, Spain.

During his academic career he has received various fellowships (FPI Fellowship awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to pursue his PhD and Juan de la Cierva Fellowship awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation) and has been awarded a Royal Society Research Grant.

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Influence of the processing route on the mechanical properties at high temperatures of Mg-Ni-Y-RE alloys containing LPSO-phases, Gonzalez Sanchez, S., Pérez, P., Garcés, G., Adeva, P. 15 Sep 2016, In: Materials Science and Engineering: A
  • Antibacterial Metallic Touch Surfaces, Villapún, V., Dover, L., Cross, A., Gonzalez Sanchez, S. 29 Aug 2016, In: Materials
  • Effect of low temperature sensitization on the susceptibility to intergranular corrosion in AA5083 aluminum alloy, Wei, W., Gonzalez Sanchez, S., Hashimoto, T., Prasath Babu, R., Thompson, G., Zhou, X. Apr 2016, In: Materials and Corrosion

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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