Manuel Pastor

Curriculum Vitae of Manuel Pastor

  • Born in Madrid on May 1953
  • Ingeniero de Caminos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (June 1975)
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences (Sevilla), 2006
  • Doctor Ingeniero de Caminos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (July 1980)
  • Researcher and Head of Department in Centro de estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (CEDEX) 1975-2009
  • Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Department, ETS Caminos, UPM 2012-
  • Head of the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Department ETS Caminos, UPM
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences (Sevilla), 2006
  • President of ALERT Geomaterials (2011-)
  • PVisiting Scholar at Universities of Swansea, UK (1983-1984, 1987) Grenoble (September 1991) and Imperial College of London (1992). Honorary Prof. at Hohai University (Nanjing, China).

Research Areas:

  • Soil dynamics: laboratory testing (1975-1980).
  • Dynamic behaviour of road materials (1980-1982)
  • Constitutive modelling for soil dynamics (liquefaction) (1983-1991)
  • Finite element modelling on:
    • Geotechnical Engineering: Landslides, debris flows, flow slides, dynamic behaviour of earth dams, dynamic behaviour of railroad plattforms, transport of pollutants,…
    • Harbour Engineering: Resonance, and long wave amplification, castal hydrodynamics, estuary dynamics.
    • Hydraulics Engineering: Dam break, waves in reservoirs caused by landslides.
  • Supervision and Cooperation in doctoral thesis presented in Madrid, París, Lyon, Montpellier, Tetuán, Hohai ( Nanjing), Milán, Bolonia and Rome
  • Member of Editorial Boards of International Journals: Mechanics of Cohesive Frictional Materials, Int.J.Num.Anal.Methods in Geomechanics, Italian Geotechnical Journal, Journal of Geomechanics.
  • Samsher Prakash Foundation Award (1994) at University of Missouri ( USA)
  • Member of the Academy of Sciences of Sevilla, Spain
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the European Research Network ALERT Geomaterials
  • Participation in European Projects: EPOCH (1992), ALERT (1993-1997), LAMÉ (1998-2001), TMR DIGA (2002-2005), TEMPUS-MEDA Force with ENIT Tunis (2005-2008)
  • Participation in cooperative research with China (1993-2005), funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Spanish Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional
  • Papers published on en international journals (Int.J.Numerical Methods in Engineering, Mechanics of Cohesive Frictional Materials, J.Computational Physics, Geotechnique, Int.J.Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Int.J.Numerical Methods in Fluids, Archives of Mechanics, Computers and Geotechnique, Comm.Applied Numerical Methods.