Marta González

Dr. Marta González

Head of the ​​Materials Area of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering 

Professor of the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering and the Master in Design through New Materials
Responsible for the Smart & Advanced Materials research area 

PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from the UPC
Materials Engineer by the UAB 
Technical Engineer in Industrial Design by Elisava

Technical Engineering in Industrial Design at Elisava, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering (2003) and Materials Engineering at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2006). 

In 2006, she joined the research group Biomateriales, Biomecánica e Ingeniería de Tejidos (BIBITE) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), where she developed her doctoral thesis in alloys with shape memory for biomedical applications. She obtained her PhD in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering in 2011. She has published the results of her research in several indexed international journals and has participated in numerous national and international conferences. Marta has been a professor at Elisava since 2006 and responsible for the area of ​​Materials of the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering since 2010. In 2015, she joined the Research Group Elisava Research as responsible for the research area Smart & Advanced Materials . Since 2015, she has worked as a consultant in Materfad, the Center for Materials for the Promotion of Arts and Design (FAD) in Barcelona.


—González, M. (2018). “Dynamic experiences generated by sensory featuresthrough smart materials driven design”. Temes de Disseny 34, 46-57.

—González, M. (2018). “How can a material change our lives?” Material Science. In Design Does: 166-171. ISBN 978-84-09-01334-0.

—Guasch, B., Cortiñas S., González, M., Peña, J. (2018). “Design Methodologies for Bridging Science, Technology, and Industry: A Graphene-Centered Case Study”. The International Journal of Design Management and Professional Practice 13(1), 1-20.

—Guasch, B., Cortiñas, S., González, M., Justel, S., Peña, J. (2018).“Study on the Representation of Graphene in the Online Press of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Spain” International Journal of Communication 13(2019), 966–990.

—Del Corral, A.M., Fernández J., González M. & Riudor, X. (2016). “A Look at ELISAVA's Industrial Design Engineering. Engineering that interprets, projects, represents and builds”. Temes de Disseny32, 80-97.

—González M., Fernández J. & Peña J. (2015). “Technological and project competencies for design engineers driven by nearable and wearable systems”. In LearnxDesign, 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers and PreK-16 Design Educators. DRS, Cumulus. Chicago.

—González M. &Peña J. (2013). “Materials Selection: from technical to emotional material properties”. In 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, DRS Cumulus, Oslo.

—González, M., Peña, J., Gil, F.J. & Manero, J.M. (2014). “Low modulus Ti–Nb–Hf alloy for biomedical Applications”. Materials Science and Engineering C, 42, 691-695. 

—González, M., Salvagni, E., Rodríguez-Cabello, J.C., Rupérez,E., Gil, F.J., Peña, J. & Manero, J.M. (2013). “A low elastic modulus Ti-Nb-Hf alloy bioactivated with an elastin-like protein-based polymer enhances osteoblast cell adhesion and spreading”. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 101 (3), 819-826. 

—González, M., Gil, F.J.,Manero, J.M. & Peña, J. (2011). Characterization of Two Ti-Nb-Hf-Zr Alloys Under Different Cold Rolling Conditions. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 20(4-5), 653-657. 

—González, M., Peña, J., Manero, J.M., Arciniegas, M. & Gil, F.J. (2009). Optimization of the Ti-16.2Hf-24.8Nb-1Zr Alloy by Cold Working. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 18(5-6), 506-510. 

—González, M., Peña, J., Manero, J.M., Arciniegas, M. & Gil, F.J. (2009). Design and Characterization of New Ti-Nb-Hf Alloys. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 18(5-6):490-495. 

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