Dr. Y. (Yaiza) Gonzalez Garcia



-Electrochemistry, Micro-electrochemistry, Visualize and monitor in-situ processes related to electrochemistry: corrosion, dissolution, deposition, catalysis.

-Correlation between Microstructure and Corrosion of metals

-Support about micro-electrochemical techniques: SECM, SVET, SIET, SKP-FM, AFM, microcapillary cell

- Local Evaluation of organic coatings (specially degradation of coatings)


Yaiza Gonzalez-Garcia obtained the Msc-degree of Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of La Laguna (Spain) in 2003. After this she obtained PhD-degree in October 2007 at the same university in the Physical Chemistry department. The focus of the Thesis was the novel application of microelectrochemical methods for the study of the degradation of (coated)-metals.  Afterwards, she performed post-doc research in Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel (Germany) within the national project “Function by switching” (SFB677). At the same period, she obtained a Humboldt Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Germany) with the project titled “In situ study of early stages of polyurethane degradation during exposure to aqueous solution at nanoscopic level”. In 2010, she started as post-doc in the Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry (CTE) group in Delft University of Technology. She focused on the local microelectrochemical evaluation of self-healing coatings within the IOP-Self Healing Materials framework (Project IOP-SHM08740).  Later she joined the SURF-group at Vrije University of Brussels (Belgium) where she successfully performed various investigations focused on simulation of microelectrochemical measurements and its application for the understanding of high-resolution experiments. This work was done within the national research project “Design and Prediction of Nanostructured Metal Surfaces (NANOMET). In July 2014, she was awarded with a Delft Technology Fellowship grant and appointed on a tenure-track position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Currently, she is an Associate Professor.  She leads the section Localised corrosion and Electrochemistry (LSE) with two main research lines. The first is dedicated to the study of the relation between microstructure of metals and their localised electrochemical properties in relation to corrosion initiation. The second line of research is focused on the micro-electrochemical characterization of materials for diverse applications such as energy storage, art heritage and biomaterials. The application of high-resolution electrochemical methods (based on micro- and nano-sensors) connects both research lines. 

2014 - Materials for Highly Loaded Structures
2014 - Metals Science
2015 - Materials for Highly Loaded Structures
2015 - Corrosion and Protection against Corrosion
2014 - Corrosion and Protection against Corrosion
2015 - Metals Science
2016 - Corrosion Engineering
2016 - Corrosion Engineering
2017 - Corrosion Engineering
2017 - Corrosion Engineering
2017 - Corrosion Science
2018 - Corrosion Science
2015 - Corrosion and Protection against Corrosion
2020 - MSE Literature Research
2019 - MSE Literature Research
2019 - MSE MSc Thesis
2020 - Corrosion Science
2020 - Materials Elective Project I
2020 - Materials Elective Project II
2020 - MSE MSc Thesis
2020 - Material and Fabrication Factors in Marine Structures
2019 - Material and Fabrication Factors in Marine Structures
2019 - Materials Elective Project I
2019 - Corrosion Science
2019 - Materials Elective Project II
ancillary activities
No secondary work -

2016-07-01 - 2020-07-01