• Sr. Francesc Montalà Guitart

Sr. Francesc Montalà Guitart

IQS School of Engineering
Universidad Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390, E-08017 Barcelona, Spain
Tel .: + 34 932 672 000

Fax: +34 932 056 2666


Degree in Chemistry, specialization in Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. University of Barcelona (1987).

Adjunct professor


Metallic materials and special alloys


  • Heat treatment
  • Metallic and ceramic thin films (CVD and PVD)



G.G.Fuentes, R.Rodriguez, J.C.Avelar-Batista, J.Housden, F.Montalá, L.J.Carreras, A.B.Cristóbal, J.J.Damborenea, T.J.Tate. Recent advances in the chromium nitride PVD process for forming and machining surface protection. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 167 (2005) 415-421.

J.C.Avelar-Batista, E.Spain, J.Housden, G.G.Fuentes, R.Rebolé, R.Rodriguez, F.Montalá, L.J.Carreras, T.J.Tate. Characterisation of pristine and recoated electron beam evaporation plasma assisted physical vapour deposition Cr-N coatings on AISI M-2 steel and WC substrates. Thin Solid Films 491 (2005) 177-183.


J. Romero, M.A. Gómez, J.Esteve, F.Montalà, L.Carreras, M.Grifol, A.Lousa. CrAlN coatings deposited by cathodic arc evaporation at different substrate bias. Thin Solid Films 515 (2006) 113-117.

G.G.Fuentes, M.J.Díaz de Cerio, J.A.García, R.Martínez, R.Bueno, R.J.Rodríguez M.Rico, F.Montalá, Yi Qin. Gradient CrCN cathodic arc PVD coatings.Thin Solid Films 517 (2009) 5894–5899


Materials Engineering Group (GEMAT)