In October 2017 she began a industrial PhD in collaboration with UPC, AMES and IREC on ‘Development and optimization of interconnectors for application in high temperature fuel cell based power generation systems’.
Previously Mari Carmen Monterde has focused her career as a researcher in the Powder Metallurgy (PM) technology in the AMES business group since 2004. She holds a bachelor in chemistry from the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) and a master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). She has led projects on different topics based on PM in the development of processes and friction materials for wind turbines or clutches for agricultural machinery. She is currently principal investigator of several projects on the development and manufacture of interconnectors for solid oxide fuel cells, electrolysers and co-electrolysers.