Cristina Pascual

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Cristina, born in Madrid (Spain, 1988), BSc in Physics (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2012), MSc in Fuels and Energies for the Future (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 2014) obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Materials Science at Sheffield Hallam University (Sheffield, United Kingdom, 2017). Back in Spain, Cristina worked as Research Associate in the Composite Materials Group at IMDEA Materials Institute (2018-2022). Subsequently, she held an Assistant Professor position at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in the Applied Mathematics, Materials Science Engineering, and Electronics Technology Department. Cristina has recently joined the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) as Ramón y Cajal Fellow. The study of the structure-processing-properties relationships in ceramics, polymers and composites has been the main research line along her career.


Electroceramics, Piezoelectricity, Band-gap Engineering, Photovoltaic Effect, Composites, Advanced Structural Materials, 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing, Carbon Fibre, Polymers, Biodegradable Materials.

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Publication of 1 book chapter, 6 proceedings and 18 research articles in periodicals indexed in the JCR, 15 (Q1) and 3 (Q2) of the areas of materials multidisciplinary, materials ceramics, composites and physics applied. High-impact factor journals, such as Additive Manufacturing and Composites Part B: Manufacturing.

476 citations since 2016 (h index of 12, i10 of 14).

Participant in 9 international conferences (5 oral contributions).

Member of the research team in 6 R&D projects funded by EU, MINECO and CDTI.


Supervisor of 4 BEng Thesis and 4 MEng Thesis.

Devotion to outreach activities focused on families and high school students (Science Week, Feria de Madrid por la Ciencia y la Innovación and Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en la Ciencia).