M. I. Herreros obtained her degree in Physics at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, in 1999. In 2003, she obtained her Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Physics of the same University. She serves currently as the Chief of the Technical Section of Energy at the Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (CEDEX) and as a Professor at the Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain. Her specialty is the development of mathematical and numerical models applied to complex problems of continuum mechanics, focusing her research in the following topics: computational fluid dynamics, with application to wave propagation, rapid landslides, and dam-break problems, as well as fluid-structure interaction applied to wave energy conversion and computational mechanics, with applications to localization, fracture of geomaterials, slope stability, structures, and soil-structure interaction. As a result of her research, Herreros is the author of 25 technical publications in specialized journals and about 30 contributions presented in conferences and she has coauthored 5 books. During the years 2000 and 2010, she acted as a Member of the European Network ALERT Geomaterials (Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Research and Technology) and she has taken part as a Research Member in 19 national and international research projects, including several research cooperation projects between Spain and Morocco in the field of numerical modeling with application to natural disasters and shock wave propagation in solids.
Biography Updated on 28 May 2013