María de Nicolás Morillas obtained her Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering at Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M). The last ten months of the bachelor were devoted to the development of its thesis at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), under the supervision of Dr. Irene Fernández Villegas and Dr. José Manuel Torralba Castelló. She complemented her studies with the Master in Materials Science and Engineering (UC3M). She is currently working as a research assistant at the powder technology research group (GTP, UC3M). Her research areas are focused on the study of cermets, metallic-matrix materials with ceramic reinforcement.