PhD students’ profile
They need to be willing to find disruptive solutions to problems of high impact and interest in the field of aerospace engineering.Manuel Soler
Doctors’ future is often linked to universities and research centers, they can also become part of the Aerospace R&D sector or be the creators of technology-based companies through patents and/or registered software as direct outcomes of the research.
PhD theses under supervision
- Abolfazl Simorgh: «Aircraft Trajectory Optimization and Climate Change». Supervisor: Manuel Soler (UC3M) – PhD in Aerospace Engineering UC3M.
- Amin Jafarimoghaddam: «Innovative analytical/ metaheuristic techniques to solve complex trajectory optimization problems involving climate impacts». Supervisor: Manuel Soler (UC3M) – PhD in Aerospace Engineering UC3M.
- Aniel Jardines: «Applying machine learning techniques to improve ATFM operations during convective weather». Supervisor: Manuel Soler (UC3M) – Fluid mechanics group UC3M. Currently working at INTEL·MET.
- Thomas Aleksander Frekhaug: «Optimal Close-Operation Trajectories in Non-Conventional Dynamical Environments». Supervisors: Manuel Soler (UC3M) and Manuel Sanjurjo Rivo (UC3M) – PhD in Aerospace Engineering UC3M.
- Fateme Baneshi: «Network-wide Robust Climate Optimal Aircraft Trajectory Planning». Supervisor: Manuel Soler (UC3M) – PhD in Aerospace Engineering UC3M.
- Shumpei Kamo: «Robust Aircraft Trajectory Optimization and its Extension to Arrival Sequencing Considering Weather Forecast Uncertainties». Advisor Prof.: Manuel Soler (UC3M). Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hartmut Fricke (Dresden University) – PhD program at Dresden University.
- Alejandra Martín Frías: «Implementation and analysis of climate models in a commercial flight planning optimization system. Development of a climate cost function and proposal of environmental policies for operators». Supervisors: Raimund Zopp (Flightkeys) & Manuel Soler (UC3M). – PhD in Aerospace Engineering UC3M. Currently working at Flightkeys.
- Raúl Quibén: «H2-fuelled aircraft configuration and trajectory optimisation to reduce aeronautic environmental impact». Supervisor: Manuel Soler & Rauno Cavallaro (UC3M). – PhD in Aerospace Engineering UC3M.
- Remi Chevallier: «Evaluation and Minimization of airlines operations climate impact by Trajectory Optimization». Supervisors: Daniel Delahaye and Manuel Soler. – PhD program at ENAC. PhD Student CIFRE Airbus in Airline Science.
- Irene Ortiz: «Artificial Neural Networks for the Prediction of Contrails and Aviation Induced Cloudiness». Supervisors: Manuel Soler & Javier García-Heras (UC3M). PhD in Aerospace Engineering UC3M.
- Bûn-Kim San: «Prediction of adverse weather events and climate impact using neural networks». Supervisor: Manuel Soler (UC3M). PhD in Aerospace Engineering UC3M.
- Iván Martínez: «Improving Severe Weather Hazard Prediction for Aviation using Machine Learning». Supervisors: Aniel Jardines (Applied Innovative Methods) & Manuel Soler (UC3M). PhD in Aerospace Engineering UC3M. Currently working at Applied Innovative Methods.
Supervised PhD theses
- Eduardo Andrés Endériz: «A pilot/dispatcher support tool based on the enhanced provision of thunderstorm forecasts considering its inherent uncertainty». Supervisors: Manuel Soler (UC3M), Manuel Sanjurjo-Rivo (UC3M) and Maryam Kamgarpour (University of British Columbia). Currently working at AIRBUS.
- Daniel González Arribas: «Robust Aircraft Trajectory Optimization under Meteorological Uncertainty». Supervisors: Manuel Soler and Manuel Sanjurjo. Co-Funded by HALA! Reserach Network (SESAR WP-E within FP7). Defended 4th July, 2019. Sobresaliente Cum Laude. Currently working at IENAI Space.
- David Morante González: «Hybrid Multi-Objective Trajectory Optimization of Low-Thrust Space Mission Design». Supervisors: Manuel Sanjurjo and Manuel Soler. Defended 15th January, 2020. Sobresaliente Cum Laude. Currently working at Deimos Space.