Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medio Ambientales y Tecnológicas

CIEMAT is a Spanish Public Research Institution. Since 1951, CIEMAT has contributed to R&D projects in the fields of Energy, Environment and Technology. The Technology Department through the Structural Materials Division  is involved on SOTERIA project.

Role in the project

Researchers from the Materials of Energy Interest Division are in charge of the WP2 and take part in the WP2, WP3 and WP4, in particular on TEM examination of irradiated materials, mechanical and microstructural examination of inhomogeneous materials, grain boundary cracking susceptibility and corrosion experiments on austenitic stainless steels.
The Technology Department of CIEMAT's Technology Department is strongly involved in the European Framework Programmes (FP) since the 4th FP, having participate in different research projects such as CASTOC, TECLA, SPIRE, EUROTRANS-DEMETRA, LIRES, PERFECT; HELIMNET,PERFORM, GETMAT, LONGLIFE amongst others.

Personnel involved

Marta Serrano García. PhD in Engineering (UPM, 2007), female
She is working at CIEMAT since 1995. Her activities are focused on the study of effect of irradiation on mechanical properties as well as in developing and characterising of candidate materials for innovative reactors (genIV and fusion). She is the principal investigator in the MATTER project and the workpackage leader in different EU funded projects as LONGLIFE, GETMAT, MatISSE and IAEA CRP on ODS projects. She is member of the expert group of the NEA and sub-project coordinator in the EERA Joint Programme of Nuclear Materials. She is acting as coordinator of WP2 and has technical contributions on RPV inhomogeneities on WP3. She will act as CIEMAT contact point for SOTERIA project.
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Mercedes Hernández-Mayoral, PhD in Applied Physics (UCM, 2007), female.
She is working at CIEMAT since 1992 and has a wide experience in the performance of basic experiments suitable for the experimental validation of models, including the performance of in-situ TEM experiments (ion irradiation, heating and straining experiments performed inside a TEM). Her main research topic has been the microstructural characterisation of ion and neutron damage of structural materials as well as deformation mechanisms in the frame of different national and international projects. The investigated materials included model alloys, pressure vessel steels, stainless steels commonly employed in the fabrication of internal components of operating nuclear power plants. She has been involved in different EU funded projects such as PERFECT, LONGLIFE and PERFORM 60. She will act as principal investigator of CIEMAT contribution to WP2 and WP3.
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Gonzalo de Diego Velasco, PhD in Materials Science (UCM), male
He has worked since 1991 in Materials Characterisation Area of CIEMAT Structural Materials Division. His work is focused on degradation mechanisms of nuclear internal components. He has been involved in different EU funded projects such as PERFECT, LONGLIFE and PERFORM 60. He will contribute to WP2, WP3 and WP4 microstructural activities, including WP4 oxidation activities.
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