Manuel Abad de los Santos
Profesor/a Ayudante Doctor/a
Sexenios investigación


E.S. CC. Experimentales y Tecnología


Biología y Geología, Física y Química Inorgánica


Geodinámica Externa
Información general
Información general
  • Manuel Abad obtained his BSc degree in Geology (2000) and his PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences (2007) from the University of Huelva. He received a doctorate in Geology from the University of Chile in 2014. He was awarded the Extraordinary Doctorate Award from the University of Huelva (science section) and obtained the AIQB-CEPSA Award for the best doctoral thesis in 2008. His undergraduate and postgraduate training was funded by different competitive research grants such as the FPU Program (2002-2006) or the Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Program (2011-2014) from the Spanish Government, among others of a regional or local nature. He has been a research fellow at the University of Huelva (2002-2006), Postdoctoral Researcher at the Gibraltar Museum (2010), Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Huelva (2010-2014) and Associate Professor and Researcher at the University of Atacama, Chile (2014-2019). Between 2007 and 2010, he participates as a cartographer and stratigraphy specialist in the SYSMIN 1b Projects of the European Union, Geothematic Cartography of the Dominican Republic, where he elaborates 14 geological and geomorphological maps and several internal reports. At present, and since 2019, he is Assistant Professor at the King Juan Carlos University. His research lines focus on the record of tsunamis and sea-level changes, as well as on the reconstruction of environmental changes in coastal systems during the Quaternary. During the next years, he will center his attention on the development of these lines and the obtaining of data from the geological record that could be used for the prevention and mitigation of coastal hazards, specially in arid environments. This will be possible not only due to his experience but also thanks to a wide collaboration network with researchers from different parts of the world such as Iberia, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Chile, Ecuador and Perú. He has authored 94 indexed articles, most of them in the last 10 years, with 174 co-authors from different international and Spanish institutions. He has an h-index of 20 and accumulates more than 1236 citations (SCOPUS). His contributions to conferences and scientific conferences exceed 180. He is also the author of 5 books and more than 35 book chapters. He has participated in 17 research projects with regional, national and  international funding, in some of them as a principal investigator, in countries as Morocco, Tunisia, the Dominican Republic-Haiti, Chile, Portugal and Spain. He has carried out research stays at the University of Barcelona (2003), the University of Lisbon (2004 and 2005), the Geological Survey of the Dominican Republic (2007-2009) and the University of Atacama (2014), among others. Finally, he has directed or codirected 20 BSc theses and 2 MSc theses.

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