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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

Alejandro Cervantes

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning professor at Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR), and researcher at University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M). His research interests are related to bioinspired computational intelligence applied to machine learning, specially in the aerospatial and astrophysics fields of application.

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…

R&D engineers

Iván Martínez

Data Scientist R&D Aeronuatical Engineer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He studied the Aerospace Engineering Bachelors’ degree at UPM with a major in Aerospace Vehicles and then earned his Maters’ degree in Aeronautical Engineering at UC3M. He has experience working with machine learning models, APIs and Finite Element models (FEM).

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.

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”

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