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85748 Garching

Cecilia Solís Díaz


Research & Skills

I am a physicist, PhD in Material Science and my research career has been focused on functional materials for energy applications, from fundamental studies to final devices. It encompasses the preparation of thin films (epitaxial and polycrystalline) and bulk ceramics, structure, transport and electrochemistry properties characterization, the design of improved materials and their incorporation in the final devices (fuel cells, electrolyzers, gas separation membranes, superalloys…). Presently, I work on a BMBF project focused on (1) studying of new developed Ni superalloys by neutron and synchrotron diffraction (ND and XRD) and small angle neutron scattering (SANS) for alloy understanding and optimization and (2) developing of a new testing machine (tension and compression up to 100 kN and temperature up to 1200 °C) for in situ measurements under operation conditions and forging simulation that will be open for MLZ user community.

Applied Methods: neutron and X-ray diffraction, small-angle neutron scattering

Curriculum Vitae

07/2019 –

Scientist – energy research: HiMat BMBF project. Technische Universität München, Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (FRM II)

11/2016 – 06/2019

Scientist – energy research: INA780 BMBF project.
Technische Universität München, Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (FRM II)

05/2009 – 07/2016

Scientist – advanced functional materials for green energy applications: Electra, Demoys, NASA-OTM and EFFIPRO EU projects and other 10 Spanish projects.
Institute of Chemical Technology (UPV-CSIC), Valencia, Spain

10/2007 – 04/2009

Development of thin films for photovoltaic cells in the frame of an industrial oriented project led by Arcelor-Mittal.
ITMA Materials Technology (Asturias, Spain)

04/2003 – 06/2007

Ph.D. in Material Science – Epitaxial thin films of mixed ionic-electronic ceramic conductor.
Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain

09/1996 – 10/2000

B. Sc. Physics.
University Of Oviedo (Asturias, Spain)