• Dr. Manuel David Abad Roldán

Manuel Abad Roldán Faculty IQS

Dr. Manuel David Abad
Group of Applied Mechanics and Advanced Manufacturing (GAM)
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


PhD Degree in Materials Science, University of Sevilla (2010)
Bachelor in Chemistry, Universidad of La Rioja (2004)
Diploma of Advanced Studies, University of Seville (2007)
Master’s Degree in Science and Technology in New Materials. University of Seville (2008) 

Postdoctoral Scientific Researcher (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 2010-1012)
Postdoctoral Scientific Researcher (University of California – Berkeley, California, USA, 2013-2015)
Research Fellow (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2015-2016)
Associate Professor IQS School of Engineering, 2021
Coordinadot of the Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering Coordinator (2022)



  • Chemistry (Undergraduete Programme in Industrial Engineering)
  • Materials Technology (Undergraduete Programme in Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Chemistry (Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering)
  • Ceramic Materials (Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Materials technology laboratory: from materials to products and devices (Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering)



  • 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.
  • Additive manufacturing.



Group of Applied Mechanics and Advanced Manufacturing (GAM)