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Álvaro Martínez


Álvaro Martínez Pechero BSc MSc

DPhil Student

UKAEA Junior Researcher

Fusion CDT student

TEL: +44638625610
COLLEGE: St Cross College


Álvaro Martínez is a DPhil Student in the Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering group. He joined the University of Oxford at St Cross College in October 2021.

Álvaro received a BSc in Physics from the University of Salamanca and a MSc in Fusion Energy at the University of York realizing a project about plasma Microtearing modes.

His research is focused in modelling the crack formation of walls inside a Fusion reactor. This project is part of the Fusion CDT program and funded by the UKAEA and EuroFusion.


Research Interests

  • Plasma-Surface Interactions
  • Dust formation in Tokamaks
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Materials Modelling
  • FEM

Virtual Push-out of SiC-SiC fibers
Modelling crack propagation in Be cantilevers.