Genoveva Olazabal

Imperial College London

Biography

Research Project: New protective treatments using novel zirconium-based materials: towards scalable and environmentally friendly conversion coatings (funded by BASF) project
Supervisors: Philip Miller (ICL), Rob Davies (ICL)

Genoveva graduated from UCL in 2021 with a BSc in Chemistry. She found an interest in materials and material characterisation throughout her bachelor’s degree which she then expanded during her MRes Nanomaterials at Imperial College which she completed in 2022. During her MRes, Genoveva studied anticorrosive coatings which she characterized with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Genoveva is continuing her research at the Molecular Sciences Research Hub at Imperial College London as well as with BASF/Chemetall in Frankfurt, Germany. Her PhD project focuses on New protective treatments using novel zirconium-based materials: towards scalable and environmentally friendly conversion coatings. In this project, Genoveva will be working with scanning electron microscopy as well as with atomic force microscopy to further characterise and optimise adhesion and uniformity of these coatings.

Ryan Bower

I really enjoyed my time as a member of the CDT-ACM. It provided the opportunity to gain experience with a wide range of materials characterisation techniques and to engage with the wider research community by participating in conferences and Outreach events.