Borja Arroyo Martínez

Research Technician

Borja Arroyo Martínez is a PhD student from the University of Cantabria dedicated to research, and partially to teaching.

In 2010 he obtained the degree of Engineering of Roads, Canals and Ports by the University of Cantabria, studying one year of his training in the French “Grande École” “INSA-Lyon”. In 2011 he obtained the Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering Research, and in 2015 he plans to complete the Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has professional skills in English (level C1) and French (level B1-B2).

His relationship with the LADICIM begins in March 2010 as a fellow, continuing as an engineer hired in research projects at the end of the career. From 2011-2012 he teaches in the Materials department of the University of Cantabria under the figure of “Venia Docendi”.


  • Mechanical behavior of metallic materials in general.
  • Alternative essays, specifically “Small Punch” (doctoral thesis topic).
  • Corrosion under stress in aggressive environments, specifically study of steels of the petrochemical industry and high resistance in marine environments and with abundance of hydrogen (doctoral thesis topic).
  • Fracture mechanics and analysis of structural and mechanical failures.
  • Nuclear, automobile and mechanical industry in general.


“Influence of the Flame Straightening Process on Microstructrual, Mechanical and Fracture Properties of S235 JR, S460 ML and S690 QL Structural Steels”; R. Lacalle, J.A. Álvarez, D. Ferreño, J. Portilla, E. Ruiz, B. Arroyo, F. Gutiérrez-Solana; Experimenal Mechanics, 2013, DOI 10.1007/s11340-013-9723-8.
“Methodology for Fracture Toughness Estimation Based on the Use of Small Punch Notched Specimens and the CTOD Concept”; R. Lacalle, J.A. Álvarez, B. Arroyo, F. Gutiérrez-Solana; Conference Proceedings 2nd International Conference SSTT, 2012.
“Caracterización de aceros de vasija en la zona de transición dúctil-frágil en base a ensayos Small Punch”; B. Arroyo, R. Lacalle, D. Ferreño, J.A. Álvarez; Anales de Mecánica de la Fractura 29, Vol. I, 2012.
“Application of Small Punch Test for the characterization of welded joints of tubular structures”; R. Lacalle, S. Cicero, J.A. Álvarez, B. Arroyo, F. Gutiérrez-Solana; Tubular Structures XIII, 2010.
“Efecto de las condiciones ambientales en el comportamiento frente a fragilización por hidrógeno de acero R5. Aplicación de diagramas de fallo”; B. Arroyo, J.A. Álvarez, M. Laporta, A.R. Seco, J. Portilla; Anales de Mecánica de la Fractura 30, Vol. I, 2013.


Borja Arroyo Martínez
Laboratorio de la División de Ciencia e Ingeniería de los Materiales
E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos.
Avda. de los Castros, s/n
39005 Santander – Cantabria – ESPAÑA
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