Beatriz Mingo


  • Henry Royce Institute Hub , 4.001b

    M13 9PL Manchester

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Beatriz Mingo is currently a Senior Lecturer in Materials Science and a Royal Academy of Engineering Fellow at The University of Manchester and Henry Royce Institute. Her research focuses on developing environmentally friendly smart surface treatments for corrosion protection and lifetime extension of light alloys (aluminium and magnesium) for weight-sensitive applications. She multi-functionalizes ceramic-based coatings with excellent wear performance by incorporating encapsulated corrosion inhibitors capable of providing corrosion protection on demand. She is also interested in biomaterials, specifically in designing multifunctional biocompatible coatings for titanium- and magnesium-based implants.

After completing her PhD at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain, 2016), she obtained a Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers (Germany, 2017) and the year after, a Presidential Fellowship at The University of Manchester. Her work has recently been recognised with the award of the 2022 RAEng Young Engineer of the Year, The University of Manchester Distinguished Achievement Medal – Researcher of the Year 2022 and the UCM Alumni Award, 2022.


MATS64101 Introduction to Materials Science

MATS66301 Principles of Corrosion

Research interests

Corrosion protection of light alloys

Ceramic Coatings 

Smart Coatings

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Corrosion of light alloys. Semi-solid processing, Nd addition and advanced anodizing treatments

Award Date: 25 May 2016

Master of Teaching and Learning, Analysis of scientific language of household cleaning products’ labelling and its educational implications, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Award Date: 30 Sept 2014

Master of Science, Microstructure and corrosion of semi-solid processed light alloys, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Award Date: 30 Jun 2012

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Award Date: 30 Jun 2011

Areas of expertise

  • QD Chemistry
  • corrosion
  • coatings
  • light alloys
  • active protection
  • characterisation

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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