Manuel Soler

Manuel Soler has a PhD in Aerospace Engineering. He is currently Associate Professor at UC3M, Department of Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering, where he leads the Air Navigation and Control research line and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in air navigation, flight mechanics and control, air transport, and unmanned aerial vehicles. He has been a visiting scholar at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and UC Berkeley, USA.

His research interests focus on optimal control, stochastic hybrid systems, trajectory optimisation under meteorological uncertainty in ATM. He has participated in several research projects, e.g., POTRA (Clean-SKY), SESEAR WP-E HALA! PhD project [PI], TBO-Met [PI] (SESAR H2020 ER-1), STORMY [PI] (Engage’s PhD project, started in February 2019), and Spanish National Science Project OPTMET [PI] and MetATS (Started in Jan. 2019) ; and R&D contracts with Airbus R&D [PI] (started in Jan. 2019), Boeing [PI], CRIDA En-AIRE [PI], Innaxis [PI], and SENASA [PI]. Manuel Soler has a total of 48 scientific publications: 14 JCR publications (9 are in Q1 journals); 2 book chapters with Springer; 12 SCOPUS articles; 18 articles in international conference proceedings (e.g., SIDs, ICRAT, ATM Seminar, organized/co-organized by Eurocontrol), and 2 books. In Google Scholar, Dr. Soler has an index h = 11 and 407 cites. Dr. Soler has supervised 1 PhD thesis and is currently supervising 5 Phd Thesis (2 of them to be defended in Sept.-Oct 2019).

Dr. Soler was recognized with the SESAR Young Scientist Award 2013 and the Luis Azcarraga Award in 2016 and 2019. Dr. Soler is leading the Challenge «Efficient provision and use of meteorological information in ATM» of the SESAR network Engage He is part of organizing panel of the “Meteorology and ATM· workshops series (started under OptMet and TBOMet umbrella) and has organized the “Workshop on Uncertainty and ATM.