I have worked as a researcher since 2004, when I finished my Master in Civil Engineering at the University of Castilla-la Mancha and started my PhD at the University of Cantabria, both in Spain.
In 2008 I moved to the TU Delft, in the Netherlands, as a postdoc, where I created the first technologies to improve the self-healing properties of asphalt concrete. In 2011, I moved to Empa, in Switzerland where after one year, I became responsible for thematic area "Innovative and Multifunctional Pavements" (EMPave) at the Road Engineering and Sealing components laboratory. The objective was to solve common road problems through unconventional modifications of the pavement.
I joined the University of Nottingham in November 2013. My research interests include the development of new materials for more sustainable pavements. I am especially enthusiastic about the creation of new functionalities, such as self-healing, self-monitoring or energy harvesting.