Materalia FGCaballero    

Research Professor at CENIM-CSIC



Materalia Group - Physical Metallurgy Dept.

National Centre for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC)

Address: Av. de Gregorio del Amo, 8, 28040 Madrid


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Scopus  ID: 7006690471              ORCID: 0000-0002-5548-7659


RESEARCHERID: A-4292-2008          Research Gate Profile

Prof. Ms. Francisca G. Caballero is Research Professor at the Spanish National Centre for Metals Research (CENIM-CSIC) and Vice-Rector for Postgraduate Studies and Research at Menendez Pelayo International University (UIMP) since October 2014. She obtained her M.Sc. in Physics from the Complutense University of Madrid in 1994 and joined CENIM-CSIC in Madrid the same year, where she worked on solid-solid phase transformation of steels. For this research she was awarded her Ph.D. degree by the Complutense University of Madrid in 1999, which was partially carried out at the University of Leeds (1996) and the University of Cambridge (1997-1999) in UK. From 1997 to 2000, she 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 the design and development of advanced steels. She was appointed Tenured Scientist in 2005, Senior Scientist in 2009 and Research Professor in 2018. Additionally, between September 2013 and October 2014 she has been the Deputy Director of Science at the Spanish National Centre for Metals Research (CENIM). She has co-authored over 175 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 2 licensed priority patents on advanced 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 journals Materials Science and Technology and International Journal of Metals. Moreover, she is member of different Evaluation Committees including the H2020 Environment and Resources Program and the Research Fund for Coal and Steel Program of the European Commission, and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Program of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA).
Prof. Caballero’s current research interests involve both applied and fundamental aspects of the design, processing and characterization of nanocrystalline steels.

Relevant Publications:


Rementeria R., Jimenez J.A., Allain S.Y.P., Poplawasky J.D., Guo W., Urones-Garrote E., Garcia-Mateo C., Caballero F.G.

Quantitative assessment of carbon allocation anomalies in low temperature bainite

(2017) Acta Materialia, 133, p.p. 333-345.

Rementeria R., Poplawsky J.D., Aranda M.M., Garcia-Mateo C., Jimenez J.A., Garcia-Mateo C., Caballero F.G.

Carbon concentration measurements by atom probe tomography in the ferritic phase of high-silicon steels

(2017) Acta Materialia, 125, p. p. 359-368.

Sampath S., Rementeria R., Huang X., Poplawsky J.D., Caballero F.G., Janisch R.

The role of silicon, vacancies and strain in the carbon distribution in low temperature bainite

(2016) Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 673, p.p. 289-294.


Garcia-Mateo C., Jimenez J.A., Yen H-W, Miller M. K., Morales-Rivas L., Kuntz M., Ringer S.P., Yang J-R, Caballero F.G.

Low temperature bainitic ferrite: evidence of carbon super-saturation and tetragonality

(2015) Acta Materialia, 91, p.p. 162-173.


Caballero F.G., Miller M.K., Garcia-Mateo C.

Influence of Transformation Temperature on Carbide Precipitation Sequence during Lower Bainite Formation

(2014) Materials Chemistry and Physics, 146, p.p. 50-57.


Caballero F.G. , Yen H-W, Miller M.K., Cornide J., Garcia-Mateo C., Yang J-R

Three phase crystallography and solute distribution analysis during residual austenite decomposition in tempered nanocrystalline bainitic steels

(2014) Materials Characterization, 88, p.p. 15-20.

Caballero F.G. , Miller M.K., Garcia-Mateo C., Cornide J., Santofimia M.J.

Temperature dependence of carbon supersaturation of ferrite in bainitic steels

(2012) Scripta Materialia, 67, p.p. 846-849.


Caballero F.G., Yen H-W, Miller M.K., Yang J-R, Cornide J., Garcia-Mateo C.

Complementary use of transmission electron microscopy and atom probe tomography for the examination of plastic accommodation in nanocrystalline bainitic steels

(2011) Acta Materialia, 59, p.p. 6117–6123.


Caballero F.G., Miller M.K., Garcia-Mateo C.

Carbon supersaturation of ferrite in a nanocrystalline bainitic steel

(2010) Acta Materialia, 58, p.p. 2338–2343.


Caballero F.G. Garcia-Mateo C., Santofimia M.J., Miller M.K., García de Andrés C.

New experimental evidence on the incomplete transformation phenomenon in steel

(2009) Acta Materialia, 57, p. p. 8-17.