Yaiza Gonzales Garcia
My main research line focuses on the understanding why a particular metal is susceptible to corrosion attack and the relation with its microstructure. The main ambition is to establish a quantitative correlation between (localised) corrosion and microstructural features such as grain size distribution, phase composition, inclusions and intermetallics distribution. The implementation and exploration of new experimental routes is part also of the research.
My second research line is based on the application of micro-electrochemical methods on the study of corrosion inhibitors, self-healing coatings, characterization of surface pre-treatments and the study of electrode processes