Luis Sañudo-Fontaneda, MEng, MSc, PhD, MICE (Spanish ICE)

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Research Interests

Ecological Engineering; Water Management; Biourbanism; Renewable Energy; Civil Engineering; Sustainable Construction; Environmental Engineering; Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS); Teaching and Innovation


Luis is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Master Programme in Civil Engineering (2016-2019) at the University of Oviedo, Spain.

Luis is a MEng Civil Engineer (Spanish Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos) who undertook his degree at the University of Cantabria in the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Santander (Spain), whilst he was advancing his research career in the Construction Technology Applied Research Group (GITECO) of the University of Cantabria in 2007. Luis achieved the prestigious FPI Fellowship granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, undertaking his MSc and International PhD degree as part of the programme. Luis moved to Coventry University in 2014 for a Postdoctoral research role, being part of the Sustainable Drainage Applied Research Group (SUDSARG) in the Faculty of Business, Environment and Society. After 7 months, Luis joined the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) where he developed his activity as a Research Fellow until October 2016. Then, he joined the Unievrsity of Oviedo in Spain and became Honorary Research Fellow in CAWR, Coventry University. He has collaborated in numerous research projects with research groups, universities and companies across the world. As a result of his research activity, he has contributed to scientific publications with impact, presentations in international conferences and congresses, and patents.

Luis is MICE of the Spanish ICE, member of the International Water Association since 2011, the UK SUDSnet and has been nominated as Young Engineer of the Year by the Spanish ICE in the Principality of Asturias, Spain, fot his contribution to the development of Civil Engineering in the region through Academia.


Area of Expertise:

Civil Engineering, Water Management, SUDS

PhD Project


Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering, Doctorate, Universidad de Cantabria

… → 2014

Research in Civil Engineering, MSc, Universidad de Cantabria

… → 2010

Civil Engineering, MEng, Universidad de Cantabria

… → 2009

External positions

Director Master Programme in Civil Engineering, University of Oviedo

1 Dec 2016 → …

Assistant Professor, University of Oviedo

3 Oct 2016 → …

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Research Output 2009 2019

Bringing community perceptions into sustainable urban drainage systems: The experience of Extremadura, Spain

Sañudo-Fontaneda, L. A. & Robina-Ramírez, R., 1 Dec 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 89, p. (In-Press) 104251.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

urban drainage
drainage systems
1 Downloads (Pure)

Evaluating the thermal performance of Wet Swales housing Ground Source Heat Pump elements through laboratory modelling

Rey-Mahia, C., Sanudo-Fontaneda, L., Andrés-Valeri, V. C. A., álvarez-Rabanal, F. P., Coupe, S. & Roces-García, J., 3 Jun 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 11, 11 p., 3118.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Geothermal heat pumps
heat pump
urban drainage

Los sistemas urbanos de drenaje sostenible en las enseñanzas de grado postgrado en ingeniería civil

Sañudo, L. A., Hernández, Z. A., Martín, Á. & Álvarez, F. P., 1 Mar 2019, In : Revista de Obras Publicas. 166, 3607, p. 120-124 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Civil engineering
European Union
1 Downloads (Pure)

Analysis of the test criteria for vehicle containment systems in the Standard en 1317 regarding the number of vehicles in use

Hernández, Z. A., Álvarez, F., Alonso, M. & Sañudo, L., 30 Oct 2018, In : Transportation Research Procedia. 33, p. 315-322 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
statistical analysis

Activities 2010 2014

  • 6 Participation in conference


Luis Sanudo-Fontaneda (Speaker)
1 Apr 20144 Apr 2014

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8th International Conference NOVATECH

Luis Sanudo-Fontaneda (Speaker)
23 Jun 201327 Jun 2013

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SUDSnet conference

Luis Sanudo-Fontaneda (Speaker)
4 Sep 20126 Sep 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

VI Congreso Nacional de la Ingeniería Civil. Retos de la Ingeniería Civil

Luis Sanudo-Fontaneda (Speaker)
23 Feb 201224 Feb 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

12th International Conference on Urban Drainage Modelling

Luis Sanudo-Fontaneda (Speaker)
11 Sep 201116 Sep 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference