Manuel Doblaré was born in Córdoba (Spain) in July, 1956. He got the degree of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Seville (SU) in 1978, ranking #1. He joined the PhD programme of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (PUM) in 1979, presenting his PhD dissertation in 1981 on the topic: “3D formulation of quadratic boundary elements”, getting the Prizes of the PUM and the “Artigas Foundation” to the best PhD Thesis in Mechanical Engineering in 1981. From 1978 to 1982 he was research assistant at SU and MPU, when he got the position of assistant professor of Structural Mechanics at the latter. In 1984, he was appointed as full professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Zaragoza (ZU) where he still teaches. He was visiting scholar at the Universities
of Southampton (Dept. of Civil Engineering-1981) and New York (Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences-1983) and visiting professor at Stanford University (Division of Applied Mechanics-1990).
Dr. Doblaré has been distinguished with a “Honoris Causa” Doctorate by the University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania). He is member of different national and international scientific associations, editor of several journals and member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Academy of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Natural Sciences of Zaragoza. He has been head of Department, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Zaragoza, Director of the Aragón Institute for Engineering Research (I3A), Scientific Director of the Spanish Networking Center on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), and member of different national and European commissions related to research.
Dr. Doblaré’s research interests are in computational solid mechanics with applications to structural integrity, biomechanics and mechanobiology. His current activities include the developent and FE implementation of constitutive models for hard and soft tissues, interaction between tissues and biomaterials and mechanobiological models for cellular processes.