• Dr. Manuel David Abad Roldán

Dr. Manuel David Abad


Grup d'Enginyeria de Materials

IQS School of Engineering University Ramon Llull

Via Augusta 390, E-08017 Barcelona Spain

Tel: + 34 932 672 000 (Ext: 2319)

Fax: + 34 932 056 266


Dr. Ciència de Materials, Universidad de Sevilla (2010)


Llicenciat en Ciències Químiques, Universidad de La Rioja (2004)

Diploma d'Estudis Avançats, Universidad de Sevilla (2007)

Màster en Ciència i Tecnologia de Nous Materials, Universidad de Sevilla (2008)


Investigador Postdoctoral (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2010-1012)

Investigador Postdoctoral (University of California – Berkeley, California, USA, 2013-2015)

Investigador Associat (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2015-2016)


Contractat Docotor IQS School of Engineering,2016



Tecnologia de Materials (Enginyeria Industrial)

Materials Ceràmics (Màster en Ciència i Enginyeria de Materials)


linies de recerca

Synthesis of nanostructured materials: nanoparticles and thin films.

Chemical and microstructural characterization of nanostructured materials.

Tribological characterization of nanostructured materials.

Mechanical properties of thin films, alloys and ceramic materials.

High temperature nanoindentation.

Bulk Metallic Glasses.


publicacions rellevants

Catalytic growth of carbon nanotubes on stainless steel: Characterization and frictional properties.

M.D. Abad, J.C. Sánchez-López, A. Berenguer-Murcia, V.B. Golovko, M. Cantoro, A.E.H. Wheatley, A. Fernández, B.F.G. Johnson, J. Robertson.

        Diamond Relat. Materials 17 (2008) 1853-1857


Tribological properties of surface-modified Pd nanoparticles for electrical contacts.

M.D. Abad, J.C. Sánchez-López.

Wear 297 (2013) 943-951


Identification of ternary phases in TiBC/a-C nanocomposite thin films; influence on the electrical and optical properties.

M.D. Abad, R. Sanjines, J.L. Endrino, R. Gago, J. Andersson, J.C. Sánchez-López.

Plasma Process. Polym. 8 (2011) 579-588. Cover of the Journal.


Tailored synthesis of nanostructured WC/a-C coatings by dual magnetron sputtering.

        M.D. Abad, M.A Muñoz-Márquez, S. El Mrabet, A. Justo, J.C. Sánchez-López.

        Surf. Coat. Technol. 204 (2010) 3490–3500.


Evaluation of the mechanical properties of naturally grown multilayered oxides formed on HCM12A using small scale mechanical testing.

M.D. Abad, S. Parker, D. Frazer, M. Rebelo de Figueiredo, A. Lupinacci, K. Kikuchi, P. Hosemann.

Oxidation of Metals 84 (2015) 211-231


Microstructure and mechanical properties of CuxNb1-x alloys prepared by ball milling and high pressure torsion compacting.

M.D. Abad, S. Parker, D. Kiener, M.-M. Primorac, P. Hosemann

J. Alloys Compd. 630 (2014) 117-125 



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