DESCRIPTION OF THE LEGAL ENTITY AND ITS MAIN TASKS
The University of Vigo is a public University located in Galicia (Northwest of Spain). UVIGO has placed a considerable emphasis on R&D activities by way of numerous internal funded projects, as well as through its various services and research centres. This support has enormously increased the scientific output and the capacity to obtain external resources. In the last three years more than 950 projects confirm the cooperation of the University with the enterprises and economic associations of the region (Galicia) and the nation (Spain). In the same way, more than 25 national and European patents have been applied by UVIGO in the last years. Moreover, UVIGO participates every year in the Framework Programme and other initiatives of the EU; more than 50 European Projects has been developed since the year 2007 (some of them coordinated by UVIGO), with a return of more than 25 million of euros (including more than 15 projects from H2020).
Researchers from the University of Vigo have built recognised and supported activities, and are well-known by colleagues through their participation in numerous national and international programmes, stays at prestigious European and American Universities, and visits of famous researchers from the international scientific community.
Three research groups of the University are participating in SAFEWAY: Applied Geotechnologies-GEOTECH, Corrosion Engineering and Materials-ENCOMAT, Energetic Technology Group-GTE. These three groups integrate 31 professors and 38 researchers. The three groups are internationally recognized in their respective fields of research and have been awarded by the national governments due to the impact of their R&D&i activities. In the last 3 years these groups have participated in 6 International projects and 15 national with an average annual income of 983kEUR.
CV OF THE PERSONS
Dr. Belén Riveiro Rodríguez (Female) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Construction at the University of Vigo. She holds a MSc in Construction Engineering (2015), MESc in Forestry Engineering (2006) and a PhD in Environmental Engineering (2011). She has been an Associate Professor in Geomatics at Newcastle University (UK) in 2011, and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Delft University of Technology (2016), University of Cambridge (2015), University of Minho (2012 and 2014). Her research is focused to application of remote sensing technologies in structural engineering for automated modelling, inspection and material characterization using inverse analysis procedures. She has published more than 70 research papers in SCI-JCR journals (h-index 21), and more than 50 communications to international conferences, is co-author of 9 patents and has supervised 6 PhD thesis. She is the Secretary of the ISPRS WGII/10 3D Mapping for Environmental & Infrastructure Monitoring for the period 2016-2020 and technical representative of the University of Vigo in the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).
Dr. Pedro Arias Sánchez (Male) is Professor at the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Engineering in the University of Vigo. He obtained a PhD in Mining Engineering in 2003. He has more than 20 years of professional experience as Engineer, researcher, lecturer and project manager. His teaching and research activities are focussed on Geomatic Techniques, Close Range Photogrammetry, LiDAR systems, Mobile systems, Mobile LiDAR Systems. He has a large experience developing research projects that range from bridge evaluation from remote sensing technologies, management of railway infrastructures (including tunnel inspection from mobile mapping technology), application of BIM to road modelling, energy models for smart cities, etc. Pedro has initiated and managed as principal investigator more than 50 projects, one of them European research project ENGINENCY (Fast Track to Innovation call). He was a member of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (secretary of LiDAR working group), and reviewer for National and International projects (Hong-Kong, Brazil, Chile). He has published more than 150 in prestigious journals (h-index 26, with more than 2400 citations).
Dr. Henrique Lorenzo Cimadevila (Male) received his MSc in Geodesy, 1989, and PhD in Geophysics, 1994, from the Complutense University of Madrid. He is a Professor at the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Engineering in the University of Vigo. He worked on civil engineering applications and archaeological site investigation using ground-penetrating radar. His current research interests include traffic infrastructures survey, 3D GPR imaging, and the joint use of close-range techniques (photogrammetry and laser scanner) together with GPR for cultural heritage documentation and evaluation. His present position is full time Lecturer at the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Engineering, University of Vigo.
Dr. Enrique Granada Álvarez (Male) is Professor at the Department of Thermal Engines in the University of Vigo. He obtained a PhD in Industrial Engineering in 1999. His teaching and research activities are focussed on thermal engineering, renewable energies, energy efficiency, combustion and study and control of emissions. He has computer skills in advanced scientific software (Hysys, Matlab, SPSS) and software development (Windows environment). He is a member of the Spanish Expert Committee (Area Energy Management DG Research and Management of National R&D&i), expert of the Spanish National Agency for Assessment and Forecasting and reviewer of H2020 projects. He has an h-index 19 with 61 published papers
Dr. Pablo Eguía Oller (Male) is Associate Professor at the Department of Thermal Engines in the University of Vigo. He obtained a PhD in Industrial Engineering in 2009. His thesis was based on numerical methods to model energetic dynamic processes. He is technical manager in “Idi Energía S.L.” from 2008 to nowadays. He has been carrying out educational and researching work about modelling, simulation and other software tools as EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, GenOpt or Matlab. He has a h-index 7 with 31 published papers.
Dr. Carmen Pérez Pérez (Female) graduated in Chemistry (1989) and obtained her phD also in Chemistry (1998), both from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). She joined at University of Vigo in 1992 and since 2000 she is Professor to the Department of Engineering Materials, Applied Mechanics and Construction. Her research activity is focused on the study of corrosion phenomena, and on the development of strategies to prevent it. Part of her research activity was carried out in abroad Universities: University of Southern California and Universitá degli Studi di Trento.
Dr. Antonio Collazo Fernández (Male). He graduated in chemical engineering (1989) and pursued postgraduate studies at the University of Barcelona in 1997. He holds the Welding Engineering and chemical engineering Master´s degrees from University of Vigo, where he obtained his PhD. He joined the University of Vigo as Assistant Professor in 1992 and since 1999 is Associate Professor. His research activity, focused on materials characterization, the study of corrosion phenomena, and on the development of strategies to prevent it. Since 2015 he is head of Department of Engineering Materials, Applied Mechanics and Construction.
Dr. Borja Conde Carnero (Male) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Construction at the University of Vigo. He has been post-doctoral researcher at the Energetic Technology Group of the same University. He has also been visiting researcher at the Institute of Computational Mechanics and Optimization, Technical University of Crete (2014), and at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minho (2015). His research is focused on the structural analysis of masonry arch bridges, structural metal joints, sensitivity analysis, surrogate modelling and calibration of numerical models using deterministic and probabilistic methodologies. He has published 15 research papers in in SCI-JCR journals and is co-author of 2 patents.
Dr. Mario Soilán Rodríguez (Male) received the M.Sc. degree in industrial electronics and automation engineering from the University of Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain, in 2014, and obtained his PhD in the same University in 2018. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the Urban Modelling Group, University College Dublin, Ireland (2016) and at the Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Group, ETH Zürich, Switzerland (2017). His research interests include automatic processing of LiDAR data for mobility applications and infrastructure analysis. He has published 11 papers in SCI-JCR journals.