Dr. Beatriz Mingo graduated in Chemistry (2011), completed her Masters in Materials Science Technology (2012) and defended her PhD thesis (2016) at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM, Spain) for which she received the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. During her PhD she studied different strategies to improve the corrosion resistance of light alloys. In 2013 the British-Spanish Society granted her a scholarship to complete her academic training in cutting edge 3D characterisation techniques at The University of Manchester. She also carried out two research stays at the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht (2015 and 2016) in the Corrosion and Surface Technology Group, where she learnt the fundamentals of active protection, with the development of self-healing coatings based on layered double hydroxides formed on aluminium based composites. In 2017 she was awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral researchers and in 2018 she obtained the Presidential Fellowship at The University of Manchester.
Her research has resulted in 27 SCI journal publications and 23 contributions to conferences. She is also a reviewer for international journals such as Applied Surface Science, Surface and Coatings Technology, Corrosion Science and MDPI journals (Materials and Applied Sciences). In 2016, the European Federation of Corrosion awarded her with the Eurocorr Young Scientist Grant, which is aimed at promoting knowledge exchange between young and international senior scientists.