2023 | YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD
JESUS GONZALEZ-JULIAN, Germany
Prof. Jesus Gonzalez-Julian holds the chair of Ceramics at RWTH Aachen University (Germany). His research lies on the relation between processing, microstructure and properties of advanced ceramics and refractories. He has focused mostly on MAX phases, developing sustainable synthesis methods and processing different structures for the energy transition. He has also investigated the mechanisms of different novel sintering techniques such as Spark Plasma Sintering, cold sintering and flash sintering.
His career has been connected to the European and national ceramic societies. During his PhD in Spain, he won the student contest at the National Ceramic Conference (SECV), participating in the “European Student Speech Contest” the following year in the ECerS conference in Poland. Afterwards, he started a postdoc position in Germany and applied a JECS Trust to visit Imperial College London (UK) for 6 months. Then, he moved to Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany), where he has organized the symposium about Ceramic Matrix Composites at the National Conference (Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft, DKG) in 2019 and 2021. Recently (June 2022), he has hosted a FIRE-ECerS Summer school entitled "Eco-Design of Refractories: E for Ecological, Economic, Eco-energetic” at RWTH Aachen.
During this time, he has published 97 peer reviewed articles, including 22 in Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 1 in Open ceramics and 1 in Nature Materials, and has a H-index of 28, 4 patents, PI of 10 national and international projects with > 2.4 Mill. €, and an international experience in Spain, Germany, UK, and Japan.