Dr Marina Galano
Marina is an Associate Professor and EPSRC/RAENG Research Fellow at the Department of Materials of the University of Oxford. In addition she holds a Tutorial Fellowship at Mansfield College, University of Oxford.
Marina leads a research group developing light weight advanced materials with industrial applications. Her foci include rapid solidification processes, phase transformations, alloy and metal matrix composites development enhancing mechanical behaviour. She is co-inventor in a patent on Metal Matrix Nanocomposites and author of numerous peer reviewed publications and conferences presentations.
Marina graduated as a Licentiate in Physics at the University of Buenos Aires, carrying out her thesis in Materials Science on the mechanical properties of nanostructured alloys. After working as a CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Technological Research, Argentina) Research Fellow in nanostructured Al based alloys, she received her DPhil at Oxford in Materials Science in 2006, on the development and characterisation of nanocrystalline Al alloys. She was awarded a Career Development Fellowship at the Department of Materials, and in 2010 she got a EPSRC/RAENG Fellowship. As a lecturer at Oxford University she continued her academic career obtaining the Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2010 and becoming a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2011. Her expertise as an academic has been recognised by the University Teaching Award in 2008 at Oxford University.
She works closely with research institutions in South America and the EU, and has strong industrial links since the early stages of her career.