Who we are?




José A. Sanchidrián, PhD. - Professor (ja.sanchidrian@upm.es)

B.Sc., Ph.D. in Mining Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

Army Corps of Engineers (Armament and Construction) - 7 years working for the Army.

Unión Española de Explosivos (I+D and Technical Departments) - 10 years.

Author of 5 books, more than 80 papers at 
scientific Journals and Conferences, more than 70 research reports and further technical reports.

Involved, as research or director, in more than 40 research projects.

Scientific Committee Member of numerous international conferences and reviewer for several International Journals of Impact. Member of the Explosives Engineers International Society and the International Journal for Blasting and Fragmentation (Fragblast).


 

Lina M. López, PhD. - Associate professor (lina.lopez@upm.es)

B.Sc., Ph.D. in Mining Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

Two research stays of at Mines Paris Tech (France) and New Mexico Tech (USA).

Research fellowship (1999-2003) funded by Comunidad de Madrid - FPI.

Author of 2 books, 22 publications at scientific journals and 42 contributions to national and international conferences. Reviewer of scientific journals and blasting conferences.

Research interest: physics of the explosives, thermodynamic calculations and blasting. 





Pablo Segarra, PhD. - Associate professor (pablo.segarra@upm.es)

B.Sc., Ph.D. in Mining Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

Research stay of 3 months at University of Toronto (Canada).

Research fellow (1999-2003) funded by European I+D projects (Less Fines production in aggregate and industrial minerals industry).

Author of 2 books and more than 40 papers at 
scientific journals and conferences related to explosive and blasting technology. Reviewer of scientific journals and blasting conferences.

Research interest: blasting technology focusing on optimising mine and quarry operations, rock fragmentation, vibrations and airblast.


 

Anastasio P. Santos, PhD. - Associate professor (tasio.santos@upm.es)

B.Sc., Ph.D. in Mining Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

Empresa Nacional del Uranio (Mechanical Engineer) - 2 years.

TGI (Leader of structural analysis Dept.) - 4 years.

Author of 7 publications at scientific journals and 12 contributions to national and international conferences. Scientific Committee Member to review BRITE projects.

Research interest: numerical modeling and simulations of civil structures, military artefacts



Ricardo Castedo, PhD. - Assistant professor (ricardo.castedo@upm.es)

B.Sc. in Geological Eng.; M.Sc. in Teaching and Education and Ph.D. in Mining Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

Three research stays of at University of Leeds (UK), Windsor (Canada) and New Mexico Tech (USA).

Research fellowship (2009-2013) funded by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - FPU.

Author of 24 publication at scientific journals, 4 books and 20 contributions to national and international conferences. Reviewer of scientific journals and blasting conferences.

Research interest: explosives physics and simulations (against structures, military artefacts), numerical modeling and rock and soil mechanics.

 

María Chiquito - Teaching Assistant (maria.chiquito@upm.es)

BSc. in Civil Engineering (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid); M.Sc. in Integrated Management of Quality, Environment and Workplace Risk Prevention (Universidad CEU-San Pablo).

Tableros y Puentes, S.A. (2009-2017) responsible of Management Systems Department (Quality, Environment, Health and Safety and Research and Development).

Author of 6 publication at scientific journals, 2 book chapters and 5 contributions to national and international conferences. Reviewer of scientific journals.

Research interest: explosives simulations (against structures), concrete solutions against blast and numerical modeling.


 



Santiago Gómez Mateos,
PhD Candidate (santiago.gomez@upm.es)

B.Sc. in Mining Eng.; M.Sc. in Mining Eng (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

Research interest: numerical modelling, explosive-to-rock interaction, vibrations, rock damage, rock fragmentation and face movement from blasting.




 




Maurizio Bernardini,
 Reasercher (maurizio.bernardini@upm.es)

B.Sc. in Evironmental and Land Engineering;  M.Sc. in GeoEngineering (Politecnico di Torino)

Research interest: remote sensing, rock mass characterization, photogrammetry by UAV, effect of blast on downstream.