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Aragón Institute of Engineering Research
Manuel Doblaré, born in Córdoba (Spain) in 1956, is industrial engineer from the University of Sevilla and PhD from the Polytechnique University Madrid. After a Fulbright granted postdoc stay at Courant Institute of the New York University, he got the associate professorship at UPM and the full professorship of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the University of Zaragoza (1984). After a stay in Stanford University as visiting professor, at the end of 2011, he accepted the scientific direction of Abengoa Research, the corporate research center of the multinational Abengoa, a multinational company leader in solar energy generation and biofuel production, where he remained until June 2016 when he moved back to his academic position in Zaragoza.
The most important contribution in research of Professor Doblaré has been building an internationally recognized group in Biomechanics and Mechanobiology, with applications in bone-implant interaction, bone remodeling, healing and osteointegration, soft tissue and joints modeling as well as tissue engineering, organ-on-chip systems, and the combination of physical and data models with health applications. Besides his research activity, Prof. Doblare served as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dean of the School of Engineering, founding Director of the Aragon Engineering Research Institute and of the National Center for Bioengineering, Biomaterials, and Nanomedicine, and was co-promoter of two spin-off companies Ebers Medical Technology and BeonChip that design, fabricate and commercialize bioreactors and microfluidic design respectively.