Soraya Diego

Research Technician Responsible for the non-accredited mechanical laboratory

Soraya Diego is an Industrial Engineer from the University of Cantabria, holds a Master’s Degree in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency, and is completing a Doctorate in Quality in “Development and Application of Models in Civil Engineering” at the University of Cantabria. His professional career begins in the field of private enterprise, assuming various responsibilities in the maintenance department of the Bridgestone company.

Subsequently, he accesses the position of business park manager at Metrovacesa. In 2007 he joined the LADICIM as a qualified Laboratory Technician and Researcher. Since 2010 enjoy a Venia Docendi.

Participates in various national and European research programs. She is the author of different articles in national and international journals, and has participated in multiple congresses in the area of ​​Materials Science and Railway Innovation. In parallel, it carries out continuous training in specialized courses (Risk Prevention, Environment, Materials and Structural Integrity, among others).


  • Polymers and Compound Polymers
  • Railway System Mechanical Behavior
  • Mechanical behavior of biological materials


S. Diego, J. A. Casado, I. A. Carrascal, J. A. Polanco y F. Gutiérrez-Solana. Influencia de las impurezas y del ambiente en el comportamiento mecánico de la poliamida reforzada reciclada. Anales de la Mecánica de la Fractura (XXVI). 2009
J.A. Casado, I.A. Carrascal, S. Diego, J.A. Polanco, F. Gutiérrez-Solana, A. García. Mechanical behavior of recycled reinforced polyamide railway fasteners. Polymer Composites. 2010.
Diego S., Casado J., Carrascal I., Polanco J., Gutiérrez-Solana F. Experimental validation of an adjustable railway fastening for slab track. Journal of Testing and Evaluation (JTE), ASTM International.2010.
I. A. Carrascal, J.A. Casado, S. Diego, J.A. Polanco y F. Gutiérrez-Solana. Fatigue damage analysis based on energy parameters in reinforced polyamide. Fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and structures.2011.
J.A. Casado, S. Diego, D. Ferreño, E. Ruíz, I. Carrascal, D. Méndez, J.M. Revuelta, A. Pontón, J.M. Icardo y F. Gutiérrez-Solana. Determination of the mechanical properties of normal and calcified human mitral chordae tendineae. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 2012.


Soraya Diego
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 28
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