Ph.D. (2010) and M.Sc. (2005) degrees in Material Science from CINVESTAV-IPN, Querétaro, México.
B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineer from Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro, México (2003).

B.Sc. Course (January-April 2011): Metrology and Computer-aided Design at the Universidad Tecnológica de Querétaro, México.
Research stay at the UCSB Department of Mechanical Engineeering, USA, in the group of Dr. Carlos G. Levi (May-October 2008).

Main research interests
  • Finite elements simulation of deformations in static and dynamic behavior for mechanical components design.
  • Mechanical properties characterization by nanoindentation technique.
  • Structural characterization of materials by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) technique.
  • Synthesis and processing of multifunctional ceramic systems.

Research on mechanics of materials, using computational simulations to understanding the structure and its evolution during mechanical testing, with emphasis on the transition from elastic to the plastic behavior. Recent focus has been on ferroelastic phenomena due to its toughening mechanism effects, leading to the zirconia ceramics for the application of high temperature materials composed of ceramics, actuating as a protection of structures from thermal barrier coatings for gas turbine blades.

Selected Publications

  • "Geometry and bluntness tip effect on elastic-plastic behaviour during nanoindentation of fused silica: Experimental and FE simulation" D Torres-Torres, J Muñoz-Saldaña, L A Gutierrez-Ladron-de Guevara, A Hurtado-Macías, M V Swain  Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng., 2010, 18, 16.

  • "Inter Laboratory Comparison and Analysis on Mechanical Properties by Nanoindentation" J. M. Alvarado-Orozco, C. Cárdenas-Jaramillo, D. Torres-Torres, R. Herrera-Basurto, A. Hurtado-Macias, J. Muñoz-Saldaña and G. Trápaga-Martinez  Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 2010, 1243, 18. Warrendale, PA.

  • "Inhibition of the two-photon absorption response exhibited by a bilayer TiO2 film with embedded Au nanoparticles" D. Torres-Torres, M. Trejo-Valdez, L. Castañeda, C. Torres-Torres, L. Tamayo-Rivera, R. C. Fernández-Hernández, J. A. Reyes-Esqueda, J. Muñoz-Saldaña, R. Rangel-Rojo, and A. Oliver  Optics Express, 2010, 18, 16406.

  • "Surface texture and tetragonality of mechanically affected powders and sintered ceramics of BaTiO3" A. Hurtado Macias, V. Torres-Heredia, J. Muñoz-Saldaña, F. J. Espinoza Beltrán, R. A. Vargas Ortiz, D. Torres-Torres, M. A. Hernández Landaverde and J. González-Hernández  Materials Research Innovations, 2009, 13, 391

  • "Atomic force microscopy cantilever simulation by finite element methods for quantitative atomic force acoustic microscopy measurements" Espinoza Beltrán F.J. Muñoz-Saldaña J., D. Torres-Torres, R. Torres-Martínez and Schneider G.A.  J. Mater. Res., 2006, 21, 3072.

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