PhD in Materials Science. Since 2000 he is working in R&D and technology transfer from research institutes to industry. He is currently the Scientific Director of Eurecat and holds an Adjunct Professor position at the Solid Mechanics Division at Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). Dr Casellas has managed applied R&D projects on different sectors, mainly in the automotive and steelmaking, but also in renewable energies and mining, among others. In the last years he has been the scientific responsible of more than 60 funded R&D projects and industrial R&D contracts. He is the author and co-author of 73 publications in indexed scientific journals, has more than 150 contributions to international conferences and holds 2 patents. He is supervisor of industrial PhDs and master thesis works. Research have been focused on the application of fracture mechanics to understand fatigue and fracture performance of engineering materials, mainly high strength steels, tool materials and advanced ceramics. Surface damaging phenomena and related solutions, i.e. tribology and thin coatings have also been research interests. These research topics have been oriented to improve material performance through microstructural design and to optimize industrial forming processes. Dr. Casellas is member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on hot sheet metal forming of high-performance steel (CHS2, www.chs2.eu) and member of the editorial board of the journal Materials.
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