Manuel Doblaré got the mechanical engineering degree at the University of Sevilla and the PhD at the Polytechnic University Madrid. After a short period in as lecturer in both universities, he got in 1984 the chair of Structural Mechanics at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Zaragoza. He was visiting scholar at the Universities of Southampton (Civil Eng. Dept.) and New York (Courant Inst. Math. Sc.) and visiting professor at Stanford University (Applied Mechanics Div.). Dr. Doblaré was head of Department, Dean of the School of Engineering, Director of the Aragón Institute of Engineering Research and Scientific Director of the Spanish Networking Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine. From 2011 to 2016, when he moved back to his chair in Zaragoza, Prof. Doblaré was Scientific Director and CEO of Abengoa Research, the Corporate Research Center of Abengoa, world leader in renewable energies and sustainability.
Prof. Doblaré has published more than 230 papers in ISI journals (h-index: 45 WOS, 63 Google Scholar) and has supervised 37 PhD Theses. Fruit of that work, he received “Honoris Causa” Doctorate by the University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania), the prize for excellence in research from the Aragón Government in 2009 and the 2019 O.C. Zienkiewicz prize of the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering for his research trajectory. He is elected fellow of EAMBES, member of the World Council of Biomechanics and permanent member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. Dr. Doblaré’s research interests are in computational solid mechanics, multiscale and multiphysics problems with applications in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology. He also focused his research on model reduction and the combination of machine learning techniques and physical models.