Francisca G. Caballero obtained her M.Sc. in Physics from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1994. She joined the National Centre for Metals Research (CENIM, CSIC) in Madrid, where she worked in solid-solid phase transformation of steels. She was awarded her Ph.D. in 1999 by the Complutense University of Madrid for this research, which was partially carried out at the University of Leeds (1996) and the University of Cambridge (1997-1999) in UK. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Caballero worked as a research associate at the University of Cambridge in UK. She returned to CENIM in 2000 as a research associate and in 2003 she obtained a Ramón y Cajal fellowship to work on design and development of advanced steels. She was appointed Tenured Scientist in 2005 and Senior Scientist in 2009. She has coauthored 6 books, over 140 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 2 licensed priority patents on bainitic steels, and has held a visiting scientist position at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge-TN-USA since 2004. In addition, Dr. Caballero is member of the Phase Transformation Committee of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) of USA, of the Board of Review of the journal Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, and of the Editorial Board of the journal Materials Science and Technology. Dr. Caballero’s current research interests involve both applied and fundamental aspects of the processing, characterization and mechanical behavior of advanced nanocrystalline steels.
Biography Updated on 28 January 2013