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Elena Gordo Odériz

Elena Gordo Odériz

Elena Gordo Odériz

Elena Gordo, PhD, is Professor at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), responsible of the Powder Technology Group (GTP), and principal researcher of the programme MULTIMAT-CHALLENGE. She obtained the degree in Mining Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and the PhD in Materials Engineering at the National Center for Metallurgical Research in Madrid (CENIM, CSIC). She enjoyed a post-doc stay at the University of Notthingham, working closely with industry (1999), and two research stays at the University of Cambridge in 2000 and 2004.

Her research is in the area of powder technology, in particular the design and development of metallic and metal-ceramic materials, being titanium and cermets with alternative compositions the most active subjects currently. She is also involved in the surface modification of these materials for biomedical or high temperature applications, and in the study of corrosion and wear behaviour. A very fruitful and promising line in collaboration with the Institute of Ceramic and Glass (ICV, CSIC) is the use of colloidal techniques for the processing of very fine powders or even the in-situ synthesis of nanoparticles, widening the scope of conventional powder technologies to new and exciting applications.

She has been principal researcher of 15 R&D projects funded by public organisations and 10 funded by industry, is co-author of 100 articles in indexed journals (most JCR, ISI) and one patent, and she has supervised 9 PhDs, being 3 more under development.


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  • Cermets based on FeAl-NbC from composite powders: design of composition and processing. E. Franco, C.E da Costa, S.A. Tsipas, E. Gordo. Int. Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials Volume 48, January 2015, Pages 324-332 doi:
  • FGM Stainless steel-Ti(C,N) cermets through colloidal processing. J.A. Escribano, P.Alvaredo, B. Ferrari, E. Gordo and A.J. Sánchez-Herencia. Int. Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 49 (2015) 143-152
  • Feasibility study of the production of biomedical Ti–6Al–4V alloy by powder metallurgy. L. Bolzoni, E.M. Ruiz-Navas, E. Gordo. Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 49 (2015) 400–407
  • MAX phase Ti2AlC foams using a leachable space-holder material. S.A. Tsipas, B. Velasco, E. Gordo. Journal Alloys and Compounds 646 (2015), 1036-1042
  • Improvement of TiN nanoparticles EPD inducing steric stabilization in non-aqueous suspensions. Carlos Mendoza; Zoilo González; Yolanda Castro; Elena Gordo; Begoña Ferrari
  • Journal of the European Ceramic Society (2015) 36 (2016) 307-317.
  • Understanding the properties of low-cost iron-containing powder metallurgy titanium alloys. L. Bolzoni, E.M. Ruiz-Navas, E. Gordo. Materials and Design 110 (2016) 317-323.
  • Molybdeno-Aluminizing of Powder Metallurgy and Wrought Ti and Ti-6Al-4V alloys by Pack Cementation process. S.A. Tsipas, E. Gordo. Materials Characterisation 118 (2016) 494-504. DOI: 10.1016/j.matchar.2016.06.028
  • Characterization of interfaces between Ti(C,N) and iron-based binders. P. Alvaredo, J. J. Roa, E. Jimenez Piqué, L. Llanes, E. Gordo, Int. J. of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 63 (2017), 32-37.
  • Surface modification of powder metallurgy titanium by colloidal techniques and diffusion processes for biomedical applications. J. Ureña, C. Mendoza, B. Ferrari, Y. Castro, S. Tsipas, A. Jimenez Morales, E. Gordo, Advanced Engineering Materials, 2017, 19 (6), e201600207 DOI: 10.1002/adem.201600207
  • Novel colloidal approach for the microstructural improvement in Ti(C,N)/FeNi cermets. M. Dios, Z. González, P. Alvaredo, R.Bermejo, E. Gordo, B. Ferrari. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 724 (2017), pp. 327-338.


  • Materiales multifuncionales para los retos de la sociedad (MULTIMAT-CHALLENGE). Ref. S2013/MIT-2862.ENTIDAD FINANCIADORA: Consejería de Educación de la CAM. ( 01/10/2014 - 30/09/2018) INVESTIGADOR PRINCIPAL (y coordinador del Programa): Elena Gordo.
  • Compuestos cerámica-metal y aleaciones refractarias de W para su aplicación bajo condiciones de servicio severas: diseño microestructural y nuevas rutas de Procesamiento (ING4MATER) (Ref. MAT2015-70780-C4-2-P). Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. 01/01/2016 - 31/12/2019.
  • Desarrollo de superficies hibridas biofuncionalizadas y resistentes a Tribocorrosion sobre nuevas aleaciones de Ti (BIOHYB) (Ref. PCIN-2016-123). Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. M-ERA-NET 2015. 01/12/2016 - 30/11/2019

Doctoral Theses

  • DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CERMETS E RECOBRIMENTOS A BASE DE NÍOBIO PARA APLICAÇÕES EM FERRAMENTAS (Desarrollo de cermets y recubrimientos base Nb para aplicaciones en herramientas). PhD Eliana Franco. Universidad Estadual Santa Catarina, UDESC (Brasil) . CENTRO DE CIÊNCIAS TECNOLÓGICAS – CCT. Co-directed with Cesar Edil da Costa. June 27, 2014.
  • Desarrollo de aleaciones de Ti mediante combinación de técnicas coloidequímicas y pulvimetalúrgicas. PhD Roberto García das Neves. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Escuela Politécnica Superior. September 11, 2014.
  • Synthesis, Processing and Mechanical Characterization of Ti(C,N)-based cermets through the combination of Colloidal and Powder Metallurgy techniques. PhD Miguel de Dios. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Escuela Politécnica Superior. Co-supervised with Begoña Ferrari (Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC). 20 Dec 2017
  • Diseño y modificación superficial de aleaciones de titanio para aplicaciones en el sector biomédico. PhD Julia Ureña. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Escuela Politécnica Superior.Co-supervised with Antonia Jimenez (UC3M). 23 March 2018.

In progress:

Recubrimientos metálicos para paneles de fibra de carbono. Alternativa a la evaporación térmica. PhD Sergio de Juan Calvo (UC3M)

Regeneración ósea en implantes microporosos de titanio procesados mediante robocasting y sus usos como biomaterial. PhD Francisco Javier Merino Domingo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Desarrollo de superficies hibridas biofuncionalizadas y resistentes a tribocorrosion sobre nuevas aleaciones de Ti. PhD Caterina Chirico Rodríguez (UC3M)

Integridad mecánica de materiales compuestos cerámica-metal: influencia de la microestructura y la ruta de procesamiento. PhD María de Nicolás Morillas (UC3M)

Desarrollo de nuevas aleaciones de titanio por técnicas pulvimetalúrgicas. PhD Paula Rodríguez González (UC3M)