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, 20 publications at scientific journals and 24 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 15 publication at scientific journals, 3 books and 15 contributions to national and international conferences. Reviewer of scientific journals.

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

 

Juan Navarro - PhD candidate (juan.navarro.miguel@upm.es)

B.Sc. in Mining Eng.; M.Sc. in Mining and Tunneling (Montanunivertät Leoben).

Research stay of at Montanunivertät Leoben (Austria).

Research fellowship (2012-2013) funded by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Research interest: rock fragmentation, Measurement While Drilling (MWD).

 

Patricia Pérez Fortes - PhD researcher (anapatricia.perez@upm.es)

BSc. in Geology; M.Sc. in Environmental Geology and Geological Resources; Ph.D. in Geology and Geological Engineering (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

Two research stays at Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology (NTNU).

Research fellowship (2009-2013) funded by the Program FPI from Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Environment at the "Laboratorio de Geotecnica" - CEDEX.

Author of 7 publications at scientific journals and 5 contributions to national and international conferences

Research interest: rock and soil mechanics, rock mass characterization, exploration and exploitation of rock and mineral resources.



 

Marco Natale - PhD candidate (marco.natale@upm.es)

BSc. in Energetics Engineering (Sapienza University of Rome - Italy); M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering (Roma Tre University - Italy).

Worked in a project of numerical analysis of subsonic and supersonic jet at the Laboratory of Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics (Roma Tre University - Italy).

Research interest: explosives physics and simulations (against structures, military artefacts).

 

María Chiquito - PhD candidate (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).

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