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Death of researcher Antonio Martín Meizoso

Professor of Materials Science at Tecnun, he stood out for his research work at Ceit for more than 40 years.

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Antxon Martín Meizoso at Ceit's facilities. PHOTO: Communication Service
10/11/20 13:47 Communication Service

Last November 9, Antonio Martín Meizoso, Ceit researcher and professor at Tecnun- Engineering School of the University of Navarra, passed away in San Sebastian, Spain, due to Covid-19. He had retired last December, after a brilliant professional career of more than 40 years. The funeral will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, at 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.

Martín Meizoso, who holds a degree in Naval Engineering from the ESI Navales of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, joined the School of Engineering of the University of Navarra in the academic year 1979-80 as Assistant Professor of Physical Metallurgy and PhD student in a project on high speed railroad wheels in collaboration with CAF. He also worked at the nuclear company TECNATOM and resumed his academic and research activity at Tecnun and Ceit without interruption until his retirement in 2019.

He started a thermomechanical fatigue testing (TMF) team that has been serving the aeronautical turbine industry for several years. His great topic, among the many fields in which he worked, was Fracture Mechanics, or how to maintain the integrity of static or dynamic structures with cracks, a scientific-technical area in which Tecnun-Ceit, together with the ESI Caminos of the UPM in Madrid, were pioneers in Spain under the inspiration of Professors Manuel Fuentes and Manuel Elices. They promoted the Spanish Society of Structural Integrity-Spanish Fracture Group, of which Antxon Martín Meizoso has been President for eight years, the last of his professional activity.

He published 57 articles in international peer-reviewed journals, 13 in national journals, 122 articles in congresses, 19 book chapters and 15 books. He supervised 9 doctoral theses. Meizoso has participated in 50 Ceit research projects, many of them directed by him.

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