Fernando Salazar received the Degree on Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid in 2002, specializing in Hydraulics. He has worked in several dam and hydraulic projects, as well as in the development of emergency plans for dams and hazard potential classification of dams (being Mequinenza and Riba-Roja, in the Ebro river, among them). He is working for CIMNE since 2009, where he is the current Director of CIMNE-Madrid. He has fulfilled the Master on Numerical Methods in Engineering, obtaining the maximum qualification in his Master's Thesis. He is also working on his PhD Thesis on the application of numerical methods to dam hydraulics.
He has been involved in several research projects in the fields of hydraulics, dam and harbor engineering, both as a researcher and as project manager. He is author or co-author of 4 papers in scientific journals, and around 15 contributions in conference proceedings.
Rafael Morán, Ph.D, completed his Civil Engineering degree and his Doctoral degree at the Technical University of Madrid (TUM), Spain. He is currently Professor of Hydraulic Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering at TUM where his primary research interests lie in Dam Engineering and Dam Safety. Particularly, his current research lines are dam protections; non-conventional spillways and analysis of dam monitoring data using artificial intelligence.
Before joining the University, he worked for several engineering firms performing technical studies, construction projects, and technical direction in hydraulic engineering, specially related to dam design and construction supervision.
From 2007 to 2009, he was the former Director of the branch office of CIMNE in Madrid. Currently, he is the Director of CIMNE-UPM Classroom, aimed to promote training in the application of advanced numerical models in hydraulic engineering.
Joaquín Irazábal González received the Degree on Industrial Engineering from the University of Oviedo in 2011, specializing in Mechanical Design. He has been granted in the Engineering and Transport Infrastructure Area of the Gijón Polytechnic School of Engineering, researching and simulating passive safety systems for industrial vehicles , using the Finite Element Method. He is working for CIMNE since November 2011. Currently, he is studying the Master on Numerical Methods in Engineering from CIMNE.
He has been involved in several research projects in the fields of bioengineering.
Javier San Mauro received the Degree on Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid in 2011, specializing in Hydraulics and Energy and his Degree project was related to dam construction. He is working for CIMNE since October 2011. Nowadays he is working on the application of numerical methods to projects in the field of dam engineering.