Education

  • PhD in Civil Engineering (2004). University of Granada. Title of thesis: Morphodynamic processes on large-scale littoral features. European doctorate.
    UGR special award for doctoral thesis.
  • Bachelor in Civil Engineering (1995-2000). University of Granada

Research interests

  • Hydro- and morphodynamics of coastal zones
  • Coastal morphology and geomorphic parameters
  • Field work and video-imaging monitoring techniques
  • Integrated coastal zone management
  • Hydrodynamics of maritime structures.

Academic positions

  • 2018-present. Professor (Catedrático de Universidad - Área de Ingeniería Hidráulica). School of Civil Engineering, University of Granada
  • 2009-2018. Associate Professor (Profesor Titular de Universidad - Área de Ingeniería Hidráulica). School of Civil Engineering, University of Granada
  • 2007-2009. Associate Professor (Profesor Contratado Doctor). School of Civil Engineering, University of Granada
  • 2005-2007. Assistant Professor (Profesor Ayudante Doctor). School of Civil Engineering, University of Granada
  • 2004-2005. Assistant Professor (Profesor Ayudante Doctor). School of Civil Engineering, University of Castilla-La Mancha
  • 2000-2004. Research grant for Ph.D. candidates (Becario FPU - Universidad de Granada). Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science
  • 1999-2000. Research grant for undergraduate students (Becario de colaboración). University of Granada. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science
  • 1998-1999. Research grant for undergraduate students (Becario de iniciación a la investigación). University of Granada

Short research stays

  • May-August 2010: visiting scientist to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (College of William and Mary). Contact person: Carl T. Friedrichs.
  • June-August 2006: visiting scientist to the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (Oregon State University). Contact person: Tuba Özkan-Häller.
  • April-June 2003: visiting Ph.D. candidate to the Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil (Lisbon, Portugal). Contact person: Francisco Sancho.

Past and present collaborations


Other present significant academic activities

  • Reviewer of papers submitted to Journal of Hydraulic Research, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Journal of Coastal Research, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Sedimentary Geology, Applied Geography, Water Resources Management, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, Marine Geodesy, Physical Geography Energy, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Ocean and Coastal Management and Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences.
  • Reviewer of proposals submitted to COST Actions - European Cooperation in Science and Technology (supported by EU Framework Programme – Horizon H2020).
  • Reviewer of proposals submitted to Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics Program (Division of Earth Sciences), National Science Fundation (US Government).
  • Reviewer of proposals submitted to Evaluation of FCT Investigator FCT Fundaçao para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Portuguese Ministry of Education & Science.
  • Reviewer of proposals submitted to Dirección General de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación of the Xunta de Galicia (Spain).
  • Reviewer of proposals submitted to Civil Engineering Program (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva - ANEP) of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Spain).
  • Coordinator of the Master Programme Environmental Hydraulics of the Universities of Granada, Cordoba and Málaga.
  • Member of the Engineering and Arquitecture Commission of the International Postgraduate School of the University of Granada.
  • Member of the Academic Commission for Quality Assurance of the Degree in Civil Engineering of the University of Granada.
  • Erasmus+ Innovative training for Smart coastal management and Sustainable blue growth (ScolaMAR) - Member of the External Advisory Board (2017-2019).

Invited seminars

  • Royal Academy of Engineering (Madrid, Spain), 2014.
    Topic: Carchuna beach: a natural lab.
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science (College of Williams and Mary, USA), 2010.
    Topic: Morphodynamic processes at the Guadalquivir estuary (Spain).
  • School of Engineering (University of Oporto, Portugal), 2007.
    Topic: Nearshore coastal processes.
  • College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (Oregon State University, USA), 2006.
    Topic: Coastal processes at the South Coast of Spain.