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Dr Victoria Garcia Rocha

Dr Victoria Garcia Rocha


School of Engineering

+44 (0)29 2087 0498
W/2.28, Queen's Buildings - West Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

Dr Victoria Garcia Rocha is currently a Lecturer in Composites working in the area of carbon-ceramic composites. She holds a MEng degree in Chemical Engineering and PhD in Materials Science and over six years Postdoctoral Experience including an Intra-European Marie Curie Fellowship at Imperial College London. Her expertise lies in the field of materials science, chemistry and engineering of carbon-based composite materials and ceramics. Her research interests are in the relationship between chemical structure and bulk properties of carbon materials, carbon-ceramic and ceramic composites, which enable the development of synthesis, scale up and processing technologies with the aim of finding new composite materials for different applications, primarily advanced structural materials and energy devices.

Education and qualifications

  • 2008: PhD Materials Science and Metallurgy Engineering.  Doctoral Thesis “Development of petroleum pitches for magnesia-carbon refractories”. National Institute of Coal. (INCAR-CSIC). University of Oviedo. (Spain)
  • 2001: MEng Chemical Engineering. University of Oviedo. (Spain)

Career overview

  • 2016: Lecturer in Composites, Cardiff University, UK
  • 2013-2016: Intra European Marie Curie Fellowship, Department of Materials. Imperial College London, UK.
  • 2012-2013: Research Associate, Chemical Engineering. University of Bath, UK
  • 2009-2012: Research Associate, ITMA Materials Technology, Asturias. Spain 
  • 2008-2009: Quality and R&D Manager at SIDERCAL MINERALES SME. Spain

Professional memberships

Associate member of Spanish Carbon Group

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, 2019











Victoria's lecturing expertise is mainly focussed on Mechanical  Engineering and Materials Science related topics.

Academic year 2016/2017

  • EN1048 - Engineering Applications.
  • EN1090 - Engineering Analysis
  • EN2024 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratories.
  • EN3100 - Year 3 Project MMM.
  • EN4101 - Mechatronics Design.

Engineers create graphene components using 3D printing

  • Materials and Composites Design and Manufacturing
  • Graphene based materials
  • Ceramics and ceramics based composites manufacturing
  • Mechanical properties characterisation

Current supervision

Mazin Al-Shidhani

Research student

Ali Albashir Mohamed Bahr

Research student

Godwin Nwabueze Ugwuanyi

Research student

Martin Chinweokwu Eze

Research student

Sukhwinder Singh

Research student

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