Molina Gonzalez
Maria Soledad

Soledad is a Mechanical Engineer at CERN, with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in mathematical engineering and computation. She focused her career on structural design, thermo-mechanical analysis and advanced materials for large structures in High Energy Physics environments. She has experience in designing and testing complex systems for cryogenic and ultra-high-vacuum applications.

At CERN, she was responsible for the R&D on novel materials and processes for a carbon composite cryostat intended for both liquid argon calorimeter and superconductive magnet. As an engineer for the ALICE experiment, she works in the technical coordination group with responsibilities for the engineering aspects of detector upgrade projects.

Before joining CERN, she worked as a research engineer in the Electronics Engineering Group of the University of Seville, to develop innovative aerospace structures with embedded optical fiber strain sensors as integrated structural health monitoring systems. Additionally, she worked on the thermal design and development of a Solid-State Power Controller for the More-Electric Aircraft (MEA).