Dr Diana Talia Alvarez Ruiz


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Diana Alvarez studied for an MPhil in Electrical engineering at at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Mexico City before going on to complete a PhD in thermoelectric ceramics at the University of Manchester. 

Since she finished her PhD, she has been working as a research associate in the School of Materials at the University of Manchester as part of the MAnufacture of Safe and Sustainable Volatile Element functional materials (MASSIVE) project. This project involves the preparation and characterisation of ceramics and graphene-based composites prepared by the mixed oxide and wet chemical route. Aimed at exploiting the giant Seebeck coefficient and electrical conductivity of graphene.


2013-2017. Materials Science Ph.D  School of materials. University of Manchester. Thesis: Layered Ga2O3(ZnO)m based homologous compounds for thermoelectric applications. Supervisor: Professor Robert Freer. Manchester, U.K. 

2015-2015. Certification Course in Public engagement. Mexican Society of Public Engagement in Science engagement and Technology. Mexico City. 

2010-2012. Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Specialty area: Bioelectronic. Research and Advanced Learning center of the Instituto Politecnico Nacional.Thesis: Gas sensor based on porous ferroelectric ceramics. Supervisor: Dr Ernesto Suaste Gomez. Mexico City.

2005-2009.Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. University of Guadalajara. Guadalajara, Jalisco; Mexico.  


  • Ceramic, Thermoelectrics, composites, graphene

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