ICV - Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio

Mª Yolanda Castro Martín

Tenured Scientist

Mª Yolanda Castro Martín

She obtained the Degree in Chemistry in the “Universidad Autónoma de Madrid” (UAM) on July 1997. On September 1998, she obtained her PhD thesis in the Ceramic and Glass Institute (CSIC) within the European BRITE BE-97-5111 project. Her expertise is the design, synthesis and deposition of sol-gel dense coatings for corrosion protection of metals, including different metallic substrates and functionalities, as bioactivation of metals used in orthopaedic prosthesis and self-healing protection of light alloys high temperature. She leads a sol-gel research line in the ICV Glass Department based on mesostructured materials. The main applications of these materials include photocatalytic behavior of mesostructured coatings and membranes with high protonic conductivity. She earned two awards, more than 45 papers in SCI journals, including 3 patents. She has supervised more than 15 students, between master’s students and undergraduate, and supervises 3 PhD theses. She has a wide experience in European projects and she has participated in more than 50 congresses and currently participates as professor in two masters.