Materalia DSMartin    

Tenure Scientist

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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Dr. David San Martin is a tenured scientist at the Spanish National Centre for Metals Research (CENIM-CSIC). He obtained his M.Sc. in Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 1997. Then he joined CENIM to work on the characterization and modelling of solid-solid phase transformation steels. He gained his Ph.D. for this research in 2003 from the Complutense University of Madrid. In 2004 he joined the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering in the Delft University of Technology (NOVAM group headed by Prof. Sybrand van der Zwaag) as a postdoctoral researcher where he was mainly involved in the characterization of phase transformations in metastable stainless steels, but also in titanium alloys and in the production/characterization of novel aluminium matrix composites for the aerospace industry. In January 2008, Dr. San Martin was awarded with a JAE-doc fellowship and rejoined CENIM as a research associate. Since July 2008 he is a Tenured Scientist at this research centre. He has leaded or participated as part of the research team in 35 national/international projects or contracts with industry. He has co-authored more than 50 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, has participated in more than 70 contributions to national/international conferences and has supervised or co-supervised several (11) PhD/Mater Thesis projects. His research topics include the investigation of solid-state phase transformations in different types of steels, with a main focus on metastable austenitic and martensitic steels or microalloyed steels: i) microstructural and mechanical characterization, ii) optimization of the mechanical properties and iii) thermodynamic and kinetic modelling.



Cui W., San-Martín D., Rivera-Díaz-del-Castillo P.E.J., "Stability of retained austenite in martensitic high carbon steels. Part I: Thermal stability", 2018, Materials Science and Engineering A, 711, 683-695


Vivas J., Capdevila C., Jimenez J.A., Benito-Alfonso M., San-Martin D.,"Effect of ausforming temperature on the microstructure of G91 steel", 2017, Metals, 7, 7, 236.


Celada-Casero C., Kooiker H., Groen M., Post J., San-Martin D.,"In-situ investigation of strain-induced martensitic transformation kinetics in an austenitic stainless steel by inductive measurements", 2017, Metals, 7, 7, 271.


Kim B., Boucard E., Sourmail T., San Martín D., Gey N., Rivera-Díaz-Del-Castillo P.E.J.,"The influence of silicon in tempered martensite: Understanding the microstructure-properties relationship in 0.5-0.6 wt.% C steels", 2014, Acta Materialia , 68, 169-178.


Celada Casero C., San Martín D.,"Austenite formation in a cold-rolled semi-austenitic stainless steel", 2014, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 45, 4, 1767, 1777.


Kim B., Celada C., San Martín D., Sourmail T., Rivera-Díaz-Del-Castillo P.E.J.,"The effect of silicon on the nanoprecipitation of cementite", 2013, Acta Materialia, 61, 18, 6983, 6992.


Celada C., Toda-Caraballo I., Kim B., San Martín D.,"Chemical banding revealed by chemical etching in a cold-rolled metastable stainless steel”, 2013, Materials Characterization, 84, 142, 152.


San Martin D., Jiménez-Melero E., Duffy J.A., Honkimäki V., Van Der Zwaag S., Van Dijk N.H.,"Real-time synchrotron X-ray diffraction study on the isothermal martensite transformation of maraging steel in high magnetic fields", 2012, Journal of Applied Crystallography, 45, 4, 748-757.


San Martin D., van Dijk N.H., Jiménez-Melero E., Kampert E., Zeitler U., van der Zwaag S.,"Real-time martensitic transformation kinetics in maraging steel under high magnetic fields", 2010, Materials Science and Engineering A, 527, 20, 5241-5245.

Xu W., Rivera-Díaz-Del-Castillo P.E.J., Yan W., Yang K., San Martín D., Kestens L.A.I., Van Der Zwaag S.,"A new ultrahigh-strength stainless steel strengthened by various coexisting nanoprecipitates", 2010, Acta Materialia, 58, 11, 4067-4075.