Marta graduated in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. She then completed an MSc in Aerospace Materials at Cranfield University, where she was offered a co-joint PhD position with Sensor Coating Systems Ltd. and Cranfield University. Marta’s objective is to understand and improve the Thermal History Coating, a heat-sensitive luminescent coating that can sense and memorize temperatures up to 1'600°C and potentially open up a range of new application opportunities. This will be the first ever post operation surface temperature measurement technique to measure at this elevated range.

Marta is awarded with a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 scholarship. The Industrial Fellowship scheme is conducted by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 to annually award a three-year research scholarship to approximately eight “young scientists or engineers of exceptional promise”. In her spare time, Marta likes to sing, play the guitar, and dance.