Diego Ferreño

Research professor. Communication and Transfer Manager, Biomaterials Coordinator

Diego Ferreño is a Road, Channel and Port Engineer from UC (1999), Master in Numerical Methods applied to Engineering by UPC (2004), Doctor from UC (2008) and Bachelor of Physical Sciences from UC (2011) . As a researcher he has participated in numerous competitive projects at regional, national and European level.

In 2009 he won the Research Award of the Social Council of the UC in the Engineering Area.

He is currently Professor of the UC, Deputy Director of International Relations and Coordinator of Exchange Programs of the ETS of Civil Engineers, Channels and Ports.


  • Structural integrity of components; Application of design codes.
  • Processes of embrittlement by neutron irradiation in nuclear vessels.
  • Numerical simulation by Finite Elements of mechanical, thermomechanical processes, fracture, crack propagation, etc.
  • Mechanical behavior and resistance to breakage of biological materials.


D. Ferreño, I. Gorrochategui, L. Sánchez, F. Gutiérrez-Solana. Optimisation of the Heat Treatment for the Improvement of the Properties of an X-750 Alloy. Engineering Failure Analysis, Volume 11, Issue 5, October 2004, Pages 799-810. ISSN 1350-6307.
D. Ferreño, M. Scibetta, I. Gorrochategui, R. Lacalle, E. van Walle, F. Gutiérrez-Solana. Validation and application of the Master Curve and reconstitution techniques to a Spanish nuclear vessel. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Volume 76 (2009), Pages 2495-2511. ISSN 0013-7944.
M. Scibetta, D. Ferreño, I. Gorrochategui, R. Lacalle, E. van Walle, J. Martín and F. Gutiérrez-Solana. Characterisation of the fracture properties in the ductile to brittle transition region of the weld material of a reactor pressure vessel. Journal of Nuclear Materials, Volume 411, Issues 1-3, April 2011, Pages 25-40, ISSN: 0022-3115.
D. Ferreño, I. Carrascal, E. Ruiz, J. A. Casado. Characterisation by means of a finite element model of the influence of humidity on the mechanical and fracture properties of the polyamide 6 reinforced with short glass fibre. Polymer Testing, Volume 30, 2011, Pages 420-428. ISSN: 0142-9418.
J. A. Casado, S. Diego, D. Ferreño, E. Ruiz, I. Carrascal, D. Méndez, J.M. Revuelta, A. Pontón, J.M. Icardo, and F. Gutiérrez-Solana. Determination of the mechanical properties of normal and calcified human mitral chordae tendineae. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. ISSN: 1751-6161.


Diego Ferreño Blanco
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
Telf.: +34 942 20 09 16 / 618 27 02 99
Fax: +34 942 20 18 18
eMail: ferrenod@unican.es