Manuel Doblaré is Mechanical and Electrical Engineer by training from the University of Seville (1978). He got the PhD at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1981. He was research assistant of Solid Mechanics at Univ. Sevilla, and lecturer and associate professor of Structural Mechanics at Polytechnique Univ. Madrid. In 1984, he was appointed as full professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Zaragoza where he still teaches. He was visiting scholar at the Universities of Southampton (Dept. of Civil Engineering-1981) and New York (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences-1983) and visiting professor at Stanford University (Division of Applied Mechanics-1990).
Dr. Doblaré has received several prizes including the individual prize for excellence in research from the Aragón Government (2009) and has been distinguished with a “Honoris Causa” Doctorate by the University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania). He is member of different national and international scientific associations, member of the editorial of several international journals and has been elected as member of the World Council of Biomechanics, fellow of EAMBES, permanent member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Academy of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Natural Sciences of Zaragoza. He has been head of Department, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Zaragoza, Director of the Aragón Institute for Engineering Research (I3A), Scientific Director of the Spanish Networking Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN) and member of different national and European commissions related to research. From October 2011 to may 2016, Prof. Doblaré was appointed as Scientific Director and CEO of Abengoa Research, the Corporate Research Center of Abengoa, a multinational company world leader in technology solutions for sustainability in generating energy from the sun, producing biofuels, desalinating sea water and recycling industrial waste. After finishing such period, Prof. Doblaré moved back to his chair at Zaragoza.
Prof. has published more than 220 papers in ISI journals, and more than 500 presentations in congresses. His H index is 54 (Google Scholar) and has supervised 37 PhD Theses, being one of the most recognized researchers in in Spain in the field of Biomechanics and Mechanobiology. Dr. Doblaré’s research interests are in computational solid mechanics, materials with complex mechanical behaviour, as well as multiscale and multiphysic problems with applications in structural integrity, biomechanics and mechanobiology and the energy and environmental sectors. In the last years, the research of Prof. Doblaré has been focused on Model Reduction techniques and the combination of Data and Physical models from pure simulation to pure Data Analytics and Machine Learning approaches, and hybrid Data-Driven models.