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 in Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of La Laguna (Spain) in 2003. After this, she received PhD-degree in October 2007 at the same university in the Physical Chemistry department. The Thesis's focus was the novel application of microelectrochemical methods for the study of the degradation of (coated)-metals. Afterwards, she performed post-doc research at 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 the aqueous solution at nanoscopic level”. In 2010, she started as a post-doc in the Corrosion Technology and Electrochemistry (CTE) group at 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 the simulation of microelectrochemical measurements for corrosion studies. This research was done within the national research project “Design and Prediction of Nanostructured Metal Surfaces (NANOMET). In July 2014, she was awarded a Delft Technology Fellowship grant and appointed on a tenure-track position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
She is an Associate Professor at the Materials Science and Engineering department. She leads the section Localised corrosion and Electrochemistry (LSE) with two main research lines. The first focuses on studying the relation between the microstructure of metals and corrosion properties. The second research line focuses 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.
Other positions: Coordinator of the Master of Materials Science and Engineering