Raul Bermejo is a professor in the Department of Materials Science at the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria, where he also serves as Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies. He obtained his M.S. at San Diego State University and his Ph.D. at the Technical University of Barcelona, Spain. After graduation he joined the Montanuniversität Leoben, where since October 2019 he holds the Chair for Structural and Functional Ceramics.
His main research interests include the microstructural and mechanical characterization of brittle materials, from single crystals to ceramic systems. His group studies the fundamental relations between microstructure and properties in both structural and functional ceramics. His special research field is on “bio-inspired” layered architectures with tailored microstructure to enhance structural integrity and performance in ceramic materials. He has co-authored more than 110 papers in this area and is currently an associate editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.
Raul Bermejo is working on establishing a joint program between Penn State and the Montanuniversität that should enable the exchange of students between both universities both for research and teaching purposes.
- Best Paper Prize 2008 by the European Ceramic Society
- Max-Kade Award by the Austrian Academy of Science
- European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant