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.



Located in the heart of downtown, Granada’s Exhibition & Conference Centre offers facilities for all types of congresses, conventions, seminars, courses and exhibitions. It is considered one of the most important conference centers in Spain due to its design, dimensions and facilities.

How to get

The Centre is walking distance to over 4,000 hotel rooms, as well as to restaurants, shops and many cultural sites.

Direct bus lines connect the Granada International Airport and the train station with the Conference Centre. In addition, the closest subway station is just 5 minutes walking to the Conference Centre.

Many city bus lines (lines 4, 8, 13, 21, 121, S2) also have an usual stop on the surroundings, making the communication even easier for every attendee.

P.º del Violón, 18006 Granada, Spain