Jesús Setién Martínez

Research Professor Responsible for Doctorate, Coordinator of the Microscopy Laboratory

Bachelor (1990) and Doctor (1997) in Physical Sciences from the University of Cantabria. Professor of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering of the University of Cantabria since 2008. He is currently Deputy Director of the Polytechnic School of Mines and Energy of the University of Cantabria, as well as Coordinator of Exchange Programs and International Practices.


  • Structure relationship – behavior of materials.
  • Recycled concrete.
  • Valorization of steel slags for use in Civil Engineering applications.
  • Archeometallurgical Analysis


Jesús Setién
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 18 27
Fax: +34 942 20 18 18


J. Setién y J. A. Díez Aja: “Aproximación histórica y metalúrgica a los primeros hornos altos españoles: las fábricas de artillería de Liérganes y La Cavada”. Revista de Metalurgia 44 – Nº 4, 299 – 309, (2008)
E. Iriarte, A. Foyo, M. A. Sánchez, C. Tomillo and J. Setién: “The origin and geochemical characterization of red ochres from the Tito Bustillo and Monte Castillo Caves (Northern Spain)”. Archaeometry 51 – Nº 2, 231 –251, (2009)
S. Cicero, J. Setién and I. Gorrochategui: “Assessment of termal aging embrittlement in a cast stainless steel valve and its effect on the structural integrity”. Nuclear Engineering and Design 239 , 16 – 22, (2009)
J. Setién, D. Hernández and J. J. González: “Characterization of ladle furnace basic slag for use as a construction material”. Construction and Building Materials 23 – Nº 5, 1788 – 1794, (2009)
J. A. Polanco, J. M. Manso, J. Setién and J. J. González: “Strength and Durability of Concrete Made with Electric Steelmaking Slag”. ACI Materials Journal 108 – Nº 2, 196 – 203, (2011)
J. M. Manso, V. Ortega, J. A. Polanco and J. Setién: “The Use of Ladle Furnace Slag in Soil Stabilization”. Construction and Building Materials 40, 126 – 134, (2013)
C. Thomas, J. Setién, J. A. Polanco, P. Alaejos and M. Sánchez de Juan: “Durability of Recycled Aggregate Concrete”. Construction and Building Materials 40, 1054 – 1065, (2013)