David San Martin
Dr. David San Martin is a staff scientist at the Spanish National Centre for Metals Research (CENIM-CSIC).
He has a degree in Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid (1997) and a Ph.D. in materials science from the Complutense University of Madrid (2003) for this research in the characterization and modelling of phase transformations in low-carbon steels. After completing his PhD he joined the NOVAM group (2004-2008) in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering in the Delft University of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher where he was mainly involved in the characterization of phase transformations in metastable stainless steels, but also in titanium alloys and in the production/characterization of novel aluminium matrix composites. In January 2008, he was awarded with a JAE-postdoc fellowship by CENIM-CSIC and since July 2008 he is a staff Scientist at this research centre. He has leaded or participated as part of the research team in more than 35 national/international research projects or contracts with industry. He has co-authored around 60 publications in JCR journals, 70 contributions to national/international conferences and has supervised or co-supervised several (11) PhD/Mater Thesis projects. His research topics include the investigation of solid-state phase transformations in different types of steels, with a main focus on metastable austenitic and martensitic stainless and non-stainless steels and microalloyed steels:i) microstructural and mechanical characterization, ii) optimization of the mechanical properties through the control of the thermo-mechanical processing and iii) thermodynamic and kinetic modelling.