Manuel Soler

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…

Javier García-Heras

PhD Aerospace Engineering (UPM 2014) and currently lecturer and researcher at UC3M. His primary research interests include air navigation, 4D trajectory management, machine learning, avionic systems and system engineering.

María Cerezo

María Cerezo studied Aerospace Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. In 2022, she received her PhD from the Rey Juan Carlos University (URJC). She is currently Assistant Professor in UC3M within the Aerospace Engineering Department. She has formerly been working as…

Postdoctoral researchers

Álvaro Moreno

Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher at UC3M. He studied Aerospace Engineering in Universidad de Sevilla and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering in Technische Universität München, where he specialized in Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics…

Communications and Management

Virginia Villaplana

Scientific journalist working to foster communication, dissemination and exploitation for the SESAR research projects carried out by the Aircraft Operations Lab UC3M. She studied a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication at UC3M, and specialised in digital communication and marketing strategies.

Gracia Pérez

Project manager and administrative support of the Aircraft Operations Lab UC3M. Gracia has a MSc in Psychology and an expert course on HR. She has six years of experience in management and administration in the private sector.

R&D Engineers

Luis Cirujano

Geospatial Engineer, specialized in AI, Big Data, and Python-based algorithm development. His B.S. thesis focused on the transformative impact of AI and deep learning on geospatial imagery analysis. Luis was awarded a scholarship for the Big Data course at Samsung Innovation Campus.

PhD students

Aniel Jardines

PhD thesis: “Applying machine learning techniques to improve ATFM operations during convective weather”

Abolfazl Simorgh

PhD thesis: “Aircraft Trajectory Optimization and Climate Change”

Fateme Baneshi

PhD thesis: “Network-wide Robust Climate Optimal Aircraft Trajectory Planning”

Amin Jafarimoghaddam

PhD thesis: “Innovative analytical/ metaheuristic techniques to solve complex trajectory optimization problems involving climate impacts”

Raúl Quibén

PhD thesis: “H2-fuelled aircraft configuration and trajectory optimisation to reduce aeronautic environmental impact”

Irene Ortiz

PhD thesis: “Artificial Neural Networks for the Prediction of Contrails and Aviation Induced Cloudiness”

Bûn-Kim San

PhD thesis: “Prediction of adverse weather events and climate impact using neural networks”

Iván Martínez

Industrial PhD thesis: “Improving Severe Weather Hazard Prediction for Aviation using Machine Learning”

Alejandra Martín

Industrial PhD thesis: “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”

Rémi Chevallier

Industrial PhD thesis: “Evaluation and Minimization of airlines operations climate impact by Trajectory Optimization”