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

  • The biosorption of mercury by permeable pavement biofilms in stormwater attenuation

    Fathollahi, A., Coupe, S. J., El-Sheikh, A. & Sañudo-Fontaneda, L. A., 20 Jun 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 741, 12 p., 140411.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 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

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    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.

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

    Translated title of the contribution: Sustainable urban drainage systems in undergraduate and post-graduate education in Civil Engineering: The pioneering experience of the University of OviedoSañudo, 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

  • Activities

    • 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

    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

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    SUDSnet conference

    Luis Sanudo-Fontaneda (Speaker)
    4 Sep 20126 Sep 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