Research unit: UNIDAD DE INVESTIGACIÓN CONSOLIDADA 231- Construcción Sostenible

PhD program: Ingeniería y Tecnologías Industrial, Informática y Civil (UBU)

Area: Hydraulic Engineering

Research group: SUstainable CONStruction research group


Doctor by the Universidad de Burgos with the thesis Performance of self-compacting concrete manufactured with coarse and fine recycled concrete aggregate and slag-based binder 2021. Supervised by Dr. Juan Manuel Manso Villalaín, Dr. Vanesa Ortega López.

I hold a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (concrete technology) that obtained an International PhD Mention, in 2021, within the doctoral program of Civil and Industrial Engineering at the University of Burgos. Previously, I have also obtained other awards such as the Extraordinary Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree Awards as the best student of my graduating class. Since I finished my Master's Degree in Civil Engineering I have been dedicated to research and teaching at the University of Burgos. My career at the University started in 2018 as a pre-doctoral researcher thanks to a competitive University Faculty Training Grant (FPU) funded by the Government of Spain. After the successful completion of my PhD Thesis in September 2021, I was hired for one year as a post-doctoral researcher. Recently, since 01/09/2022, I am Assistant Professor at the Hydraulic Engineering Area of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Burgos. During these four years I have taught more than 300 hours of classes and supervised several Degree's Thesis. In the teaching field, I also belong to the Teaching Innovation Group "Transition from High School to the University", having also published three JCR teaching articles on the improvement of teaching in engineering courses. I am a member of the Research Group SUCONS of the UBU. The main research topic of the SUCONS group is the re-use of by-products in building and civil engineering applications. The SUCONS group is a member of the national excellence network BIA2017-90838-REDT (Recycled concrete based on alternative raw materials for a circular economy) and a corporate member of the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures (RILEM), where SUCONS researchers form part of some technical committees related with hydraulic and asphalt concretes. I have co-authored 29 articles indexed in JCR (WoS) between 2019 and 2022 (22 of them Q1), and I am a co-author of four book chapters, 3 teaching-innovation articles, and 5 patents. I have supervised two research Master’s Degree Thesis from international students from the University of Padova, Italy, and the University of Costa Rica. I am currently supervising a PhD Thesis related to the use od ladle furnace slag in concrete. In relation to the internationalization of my research, I have shared publications with the University of Oulu (Finland), the University of Karachi (Pakistan), the Central South University, (Changsha, China), the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Padova (Italy). In addition, I have spent four months at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon, Portugal. I have participated in 8 research projects/contracts, mostly projects related to investigations in new materials, structures, and the reuse of waste in construction. I have likewise presented oral communications at several international conferences and I have over 25 publications in conference proceedings.