General description of the institution
Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) is a Public Research Institution owned by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. Since its founding in 1951, it has developed and led R+D projects in the fields of Energy, Environment and Technology, placing the institution at the forefront of science and technology. Its activities include the promotion, introduction and improvement of renewable energies on the energy market, as well as the promotion of technology transfer, training and scientific outreach. With 1,222 employees, 57% graduated, CIEMAT has a wide presence at international scientific and technical forums. In addition to the head offices and laboratories located in Madrid, CIEMAT owns several research centres in Spain.
The Materials of Energy Interest Division (MEID) of the Technology Department aims to understand and predict degradation mechanisms under extreme conditions on structural materials for energy production and technological systems. The division is strongly involved in several international (IAEA, NEA, EPRI, EU) and national projects on material issues such as the development and qualification of new materials for high temperature applications. Specific skills of CIEMAT- MEID for the project are related to knowledge and wide experience on microstructural characterization, corrosion and oxidation testing for different energy productions systems like nuclear (both high temperature water and liquid metal) and solar thermal energy (molten salts and liquid metal).
Role in SOLSTICE
- Work Package Lead for Materials and Corrosion (WP5)
- Evaluation of materials compatibility of ceramic and metallic alloys, with liquid zinc and molten salts.
Dr. Marta Navas: Head of the Corrosion Unit at Materials of MEID. Work package lead for WP5 Materials and Corrosion. Expert in materials corrosion at high temperature.
Dr. Gonzalo de Diego Velasco: Head of the Microstructural Characterization and Microanalyses Unit of MEID. Expert on microstructural characterization and failure analyses of materials.
Dr. Susana Merino Oviedo: Senior scientist; Experimental investigation on structural materials corrosion in molten salts and liquid metal. Expert on microstructural characterization and failure analyses of materials.
María Adela Martínez Tarifa: Scientist; Experimental investigation on structural materials corrosion in molten salts and liquid metal.