María Criado received her Ph.D. degree in chemistry in 2007 at the Eduardo Torroja Institute for Construction Science (CSIC) in Madrid (Spain). Then, she has a postdoctoral grant from 2008 to 2011 at the National Center for Metallurgical Research (CSIC) in Madrid (Spain), and nowadays, she is an Investigator at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (CSIC) in Madrid (Spain). She is widely experienced in different aspects related with the main building materials (cement, concrete, fly ash, slag, etc.): synthesis and characterization of geles (effect of silica soluble, time, temperature, relative humidity, etc.); rheology (effect of admixtures); corrosion processes: pitting, generalized, and atmospheric; and methods corrosion protection: inhibitors corrosion, stainless steel, hybrid coatings prepared by sol-gel process, and so forth. She is the author or coauthor of 20 scientific papers (ISI and no-ISI). She has also published some monographs, book chapters, and so forth. She has been a Visitor Researcher at Corrosion and Metallurgy Study Centre “A. Daccò” (Ferrara-Italy). She has participated in more than 7 research projects and has attended more than 13 congresses and symposia (national and international ones). She is a Teacher Assistant of chemistry of cement (postgraduate course) and a teacher of several seminaries of alkaline activation.
Biography Updated on 5 December 2011