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Dr Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez


Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr Gonzalez joined Northumbria University as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering after working at the university of Manchester as research associate.

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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)

+44 (0) 191 349 5937


PhD Materials Physics

BSc Materials Engineering

BSc Mechanical Engineering


Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research is mainly focused on:

-          Rapid solidification

-          Mechanical properties of metallic alloys

-          Metallic glasses and composites

-          Nanocrystalline materials

-          Processing-structure-property relationships in structural metals

Professional Activity

UK Network on Emergence and Physics Far From Equilibrium, EPRSC Network Plus, 2012, partner.

 New metallic alloys for biomedical applications, Juan de la Cierva Fellowship awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2011, P.I.

 Characterization of metallic glasses from the wettability of the patterned surface and possible application of the pattern morphology as microfluidic devices, WPI for fusion research (Tohoku University), 2010, P.I.

 Exploration of Metallic Glass Catalyst, WPI for fusion research (Tohoku University), 2010, P.I.

Key Publications

S. González, P. Pérez, E. Rossinyol, S. Suriñach, M.D. Baró, E. Pellicer, J. Sort. Drastic influence of minor Fe or Co additions on the glass forming ability, martensitic transformations and mechanical properties of shape memory Zr-Cu-Al bulk metallic glass composites. Sci. Tech. Adv. Mater. 15 (2014) 035015.

 S. González, E. Pellicer, S. Suriñach, M.D. Baró, E. García-Lecina, J. Sort. Effect of thermally-induced surface oxidation on the mechanical properties and corrosion resistance of Zr60Cu25Al10Fe5 bulk metallic glass. Sci. Adv. Mater. 6 (2014) 1-10.

 S. González, J. Fornell, E. Pellicer, S. Suriñach, M. D. Baró, A. L. Greer, F. J. Belzunce, J. Sort. Influence of shot-peening on the structure and near-surface mechanical properties of Ti40Zr10Cu38Pd12 bulk metallic glass. APL 103 (2013) 211907.

 E. Pellicer, S. González, A. Blanquer, S. Suriñach, M.D. Baró, L. Barrios, E. Ibáñez, C. Nogués, J. Sort.On the biodegradability, mechanical behaviour and cytocompatibility of amorphous Mg72Zn23Ca5 and crystalline Mg70Zn23Ca5Pd2 alloys as temporary implant materials. J. Biomed. Mater. Research Part A, 101A (2013) 502–517.

 S. González, E. Pellicer, S. Suriñach, M. D. Baró, J. Sort. Mechanical and corrosion behaviour of as-cast and annealed Zr60Cu20Al10Fe5Ti5 bulk metallic glass. Intermetallics 28 (2012) 149-155.

My Northumbria Research Link page can be found here


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