Dr. Antonio M. Mateo (Barcelona, 1965) is an Industrial Engineer from the Technical University of Catalunya (UPC, 1987-92). He received the Ph.D. degree in 1997 from the same University (UPC, 1994-97). The research was carried out at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy and the main topic was the study of the cyclic deformation of duplex stainless steels. During the course of the thesis, he performed stages at ENSMA (France), Université de Lorraine (France) and Ghent University (Belgium). The thesis was awarded as the best PhD thesis of the year by UPC. He was responsible of the quality department at the company Fundición Guilló SA from 1990 to 1992. After completing the PhD, he became lecturer of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy in UPC (1997). In 2001 he became associate professor and since 2019 he is full professor. Prof. Mateo is member of the research group “CIEFMA” (Centre for Structural Integrity and Reliability of Materials).
Currently, his research focused on the relationships between microstructural characteristics and mechanical response of metallic alloys, in particular stainless and high strength steels, and titanium alloys. His approach goes from the macroscopic behaviour, mainly related to fatigue, to the micro and nano level, by using experimental techniques such as nanoindentation, EBSD, AFM, FIB, etc., in order to understand the plastic deformation mechanisms of multiphasic alloys. So far, Dr. Mateo has participated in 33 projects with competitive funding, 11 as a Principal Researcher, and in more than 20 technology transfer contracts with Spanish and European industries. The h-factor directly obtained from Scopus is 22. Author of 80 articles in refereed journals, receiving of over 1.400 citations. He is also author of 4 books and 3 chapters on books. He has been advisor of 5 PhD theses, and currently is supervising 4 PhD students. Prof. Mateo is coordinator in Spain for the EEIGM “European Materials Engineering School”, a consortium of 7 universities from France, Germany, Sweden, Russia and Spain, which has formed more than 1.000 materials engineers since its foundation 30 years ago. He has also been vice-dean of the Industrial Engineering School (ETSEIB) from 2013 to 2021.
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