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 University 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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