I studied at the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Occident in Mexico and at The University of Sheffield in the UK
BEng, MSc, PhD and AFHEA
The University of Sheffield
Hello! I am Julia. I am a very curious person, always trying to find out how things work and what they are made of.
I live in the green city of Sheffield. In my free time, I like to make collages using old magazines ✂️.
My pronouns are she/her.
I try to make capacitors work at higher temperatures. These devices store electrical energy and can be discharged faster than a battery. 🔋
I work in a laboratory where we assemble the capacitors and measure their electrical properties under different conditions; such as high temperature and high voltage.
Also, we make use of electron microscopes to see what happened to the material.
My Typical Day: When I have to prepare the materials and make the devices, I get to the university at 8:30am, do lots of lab work like experiments. Some other days I stay at home and look at the data using graphs, plan more experiments or make presentations to explain what I've found out.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
dance-lover 💃 and foodie 🥪 materials scientist 🔬
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Put together a machine that is able to "cook" a ceramic in less than a minute
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
One of my undergraduate lectures
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Not that I was aware of
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
I don't have a favourite singer or band, but I really enjoy most of the acoustic covers of pop songs
What's your favourite food?
Tacos and Enchiladas 🌮
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Safari in South Africa 🦒🦏🦓🦁🐘
Tell us a joke.
Did you hear about the claustrophobic astronaut? .. He just needed a little space.