Gloria Rodríguez

Irene García Cano

Ms. Anna Muesmann

Daniel Sola

Teresa Guraya

Paloma Fernández Sánchez

Dept. Física de Materiales, Fac. Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Complutense

Juan José de Damborenea

Anna Zervaki

Rodrigo Moreno

Prof. Dr. Antonio Salinas Sánchez (ES)

Dr. Faith Nightingale (UK)

Prof. Dr. Christof Sommitsch (AU)

Dr.-Ing. Dirk Lehmhus (DE)

Prof. Dr. Sandra Carvalho (PT)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf (DE)

Prof. Dr. Joanna Wojewoda-Budka (PO)

Prof. Dr. Greg Haidemenopoulos (GR)

Prof. Dr. Francesco Baldi (IT)

Prof. Dr. Donatella Giuranno (IT)

Dr. David Mercier (FR)

Dr. David MERCIER completed his PhD in material science and engineering at the University of Grenoble (France) in 2012, specializing in the design of thin films tailored for applications in microelectronics. His journey then led him to enriching experiences through impactful postdoctoral research projects conducted in Germany (MPIE) and Belgium (CRM Group) between 2013 and 2018. During this period, his focus shifted to the realm of metallurgy, where he dedicated his efforts to multiscale modeling and the characterization of mechanical properties using cutting-edge techniques like nanoindentation. Notably, David played an active role in advancing nanoindentation data processing routines, showcasing his contributions on his GitHub page ( In 2018, David joined the UK company Granta Design, where he spearheaded collaborative initiatives with academics on materials education. After the acquisition of Granta Design by Ansys Inc., David transitioned into a pivotal role at the Office of the CTO as a Senior Collaborative R&D Project Manager. He has been at the forefront of leading European-funded projects, focusing on the development of innovative software solutions, particularly in the field of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) and Material Informatics.

Prof. Dr. Gesa Beck (DE)

Prof. dr. ir. Annabel Braem (BE)

Prof. Dr. Theodora Kyratsi (CY)

Prof. Dr. Arnaldo Moreno (ES)

Prof. Dr. Francisca G. Caballero (ES)

Prof. Ms. Francisca G. Caballero is Research Professor at the Spanish National Centre for Metals Research (CENIM-CSIC) since 2018. She obtained her Ph.D. in Physics from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1999 for studying solid-solid phase transformations in steels during reheating. From 1997 to 2000, she worked as a research associate at the University of Cambridge in UK on the design of carbide-free bainitic steels. She has held a visiting scientist position at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge-TN-USA since 2004. Additionally, between 2013 and 2014 she has been the Deputy Director of Science at CENIM, and Vice-Rector for Postgraduate Studies and Research at Menendez Pelayo International University between 2014 and 2018. From 2018 to 2021 she has worked for Elsevier Inc as Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Materials: Metals and Alloys published in 2021. Prof. Caballero’s current research objective is to understand the relationship among the steel processing, its structure and its mechanical properties. In this regard, she investigates the transformation mechanisms, characterize the structure of the material from the micro to the nano-scale describing the physics and chemistry that govern the processes of transformation of steel and its properties under real conditions of use.

About the city


Granada has some of the country’s greatest cultural heritage, located in eastern Andalusia, in the south of Spain.

In addition to the world-famous Alhambra and the Albaicín, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Granada boasts a Renaissance Cathedral that was begun in the 16th century.

Granada is considered one of the world’s cultural capitals and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.

Granada is geographically surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Natural Park and is also very close to the Mediterranean sea. Less than 30 minutes from the capital is the Sierra Nevada ski resort, the southernmost ski resort in Europe and one of the most extensive in terms of kilometers of slopes. The coastal towns of Motril and Almuñecar are 50 minutes from the capital.

Granada is the birthplace of illustrious figures such as Federico García Lorca, an outstanding poet, playwright and storyteller



There are city, intercity and Suburban buses in Granada. Dedicated lines will take attendees to the most important monuments (as the Alhambra, Albaicin or Sacromonte), the airport or the nearby cities. Single tickets cost is €1.40 and different travel cards are available.

Light metro

The Granada Metro crosses the city from north to south, joining the capital with the nearby villages of Armilla, Albolote and Maracena. The metro has a length of 15.9 km and 26 stations. Single tickets cost is €1.35 and travel cards are available.

On foot

Although the public transport is really cheap and accesible, Granada is a walkable city and most of the main touristic attractions can be visited on foot. Attendees will be able to enjoy the great weather of Granada in September through its gorgeous streets and monuments.


Granada has a continental Mediterranean climate, which is dry with little rainfall. It is cold in winter and hot in summer. The temperature difference between day and night can reach 20°C at certain times of the year.

Granada Bus

To see a map of each route and bus stops, frequency, schedules, visit Granada Buses. Here you can find out about timetables, journeys, fares and any other information on Granada’s urban bus network.

There is a bus pass called CrediBus which the visitor can use when traveling by bus in Granada.

How to Reach Granada from the Airport?

There is a bus service from the airport to central Granada. The journey lasts around 50 minutes depending on the time of day, since traffic levels vary and the bus makes several stops in the city centre.

You can also reach the centre of Granada from the airport by taxi, which costs 25-35 euros.