Maria Dolores Escalera Rodríguez is PhD in Chemistry by the UCM. She is currently Associate Professor at the URJC. She has published 31 papers in journals indexed in SCI and 56 papers in scientific conferences. She has participated in 25 research projects (2 as a principal investigator) and 13 R & D contracts with companies like Repsol YPF or EADS CASA, S.A. She is responsible for Microstructural Characterization area of LICAM (Integrated Laboratory Materials Characterization). She has participated as reviewer of journals as “Journal of Materials Processing Technology” and “Materials and Design” and is member of the Editorial Board of SNRI Metallurgy.