Mr. Manuel Doblaré Castellano

Medalla nº LX

Born in Córdoba (Spain) 25th July, 1956.



  • Industrial (electromechanical) Engineer (University of Seville, 1978, ranked #1).
  • PhD in Industrial (Mechanical) Engineering (Polytechnique University Madrid, 1981
  • 4 years finished in Mathematical Sciences and 4 years finished in Physical Sciences. Open University at Madrid



  • Associate Professor. February 1982. Continuous Media and Structural Mechanics Dept. at Polytechnique University Madrid
  • Full Professor. June 1984. Mechanical Engineering Dept. Polytechnique Centre at University of Zaragoza


Current positions:

  • Scientific Director of Abengoa Research Ltd (since Oct., 2011).
  • Full Professor of Continuous Media and Structural Mechanics. Mechanical Engineering Dept. Polytechnique Centre at University of Zaragoza (since June 1984).
  • Responsible of the Group of Structural Mechanics and Materials Modelling (GEMM) of the University of Zaragoza. Registered as Group of Excellence




  • Scientific Director of the Centro Nacional de Investigación Biomédica en Red sobre Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina - Networking Centre on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN)  (since November 2006).
  • Director of the Aragón Institute of Engineering Research at the University of Zaragoza (2002-2007)
  • Director of the Polytechnique Center at the University of Zaragoza (1993-1996).
  • President of the Association for Technology Transfer Tecnoebro (2006-.)
  • Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department University of Zaragoza (1988-1990).
  • Coordinator of the area of Mechanical, Naval and Aeronautical Engineering (IME) of the Spanish Agency of Research Evaluation and Prospective (2001-04).
  • Scientific Director of the area of Mechanical Engineering of the Technological Institute of Aragón (1990-93) and member of its General Council (1986-93) y (2003- act.).
  • Departamental coordinator of the University of Zaragoza for the ECTS pilot program in Mechanical Engineering (1988-89)


Committees of journals and scientific societies

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the international journals: Journal of Biomechanics, Medical Engineering and Physics, Computer Methods in  Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Revista Internacional de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (Associate Editor), Revista Iberoamericana de Ingeniería Mecánica (Associate Editor) International Journal for Computational Vision and Biomechanics, Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics.
  • Member of the national and international societies: I.A.C.M., S.E.M.N.I., E.C.C.O.M.A.S., S.E.I.B.B, C.A.S.E.I.B., A.E.I.M.
  • Current member of the executive Committee of IACM and World Council of Biomechanics
  • Founder secretary of the Spanish Association of Mechanical Engineering (A.E.I.M.).
  • Founder of the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering (S.E.M.N.I.) and member of its executive committee (1994-2000) y (2004-06).


Committees for evaluation of the research activity

  • Member of the Aragón Advisory Council for Research and Development (CONSID) (2002-act.) y (1988-93).
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Italian Interpolytechnque Doctorate School (section Bioengineering) (2007-2012)
  • Member of the Government Council of the University of Zaragoza (2002-03) and member of the Advisory Council of the University of Zaragoza (2005- 2011).
  • Member of the National Commission for Evaluation of the Individual Research (CNEAI) (Engineering and Architecture) (2000-02) and Civil Engineering and Architecture. (2007-09.).
  • President (2007-09) and member (2005-07) of the Commission for Evaluation of the teaching and research activity in the Andalucian universities (Engineering and Architecture).
  • Secretary (2003-06) of the Commission for Evaluation of the teaching and research activity in the Valencian universities (Engineering and Architecture) (CVAEC).
  • Reviewer of several international research programs: EU, Finland, UK, Italy, Portugal, Venezuela, Colombia, Spain, etc.
  • Reviewer of international journals: J. Biomech, IJNME, CMAME, ASME-T-Biomech. IJSS, Eng. Ann. Biomed. Eng., Comput and Struct., Exp. Mech., Biomech. and Mechanobiology, Eng. Fract. Mech., J. of Theor. Biology, …



  • Aragón Prize to Excellence in Research 2008
  • Doctor “Honoris Causa” Technical University at “Cluj-Napoca” (Romania) (1999).
  • Member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering (2008-)
  • Corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Natural Sciences of Zaragoza.
  • Best thesis of the Polytechnique University of Madrid (industrial engineering), 1981.
  • Prized of the J.A. Artigas foundation to the best thesis of the Polytechnique University of Madrid (mechanical engineering). 1981.
  • 6 prizes to the best paper in national congresses.
  • Recognition of 5 6-year periods of research.