Dr. M. Vega Aguirre graduated in Materials Engineering by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). She got her Ph.D. in Engineering in Department of Materials Science at the same University (UPM). Since 1990 she is working as lecturer of Materials Science at this University. Currently she works as Associate Professor in Department of Materials and Aerospace Manufacturing at School of Aeronautical and Space Engineering (UPM). Her main areas of interest include the mechanical behavior and fracture of advanced structural materials, as well as their microstructural characterization by means of Optical and electron microscopy and EDX. Her research activities include application of image analysis techniques.