Pablo A. García-Salaberri holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (2009) and a M.S. degree in Industrial Mathematics (2012) from Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M). Pablo continued his studies in the Fluid Mechanics Research Group at UC3M Dept. of Thermal and Fluids Engineering (UC3M-DTFE), where he completed his PhD in Mathematical Engineering. His PhD thesis deals with the multiphysics modeling of liquid-feed direct methanol fuel cells and the characterization of diffusive transport properties of gas diffusion layers. As part of his doctoral program, Pablo initiated a collaborative research line (after a three-month stay) with Dr. Jeff Gostick (Canada).
After his doctoral studies, Pablo received a postdoctoral fellowship from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to work six months at the DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics (Germany). After that, Pablo came back to UC3M-DTFE, where he worked as postdoctoral researcher with a fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education for a period of six months (2016). In this period, his work focused on the development of models for hydrogen polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. In January 2017, Pablo became Teaching Assistant with PhD at UC3M-DTFE and performed a short stay with Dr. Iryna V. Zenyuk at Tufts University (USA). In 2018, Pablo was awarded a six-month Fulbright fellowship to work at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (USA) under the supervision of Dr. Adam Weber and the Futures Early Career Award of the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the UK Governement. In addition, he supervised a research project of the Spanish Iberdrola Foundation to investigate on redox flow batteries. In September 2019, Pablo became Visiting Professor at UC3M-DTFE, period from which he has initiated new interdisciplinary research lines with Spanish and European groups.
Pablo’s research interest is focused on four main topics: (i) Transport in Porous Media, (ii) Microfluidics, (iii) Electrochemical Processes, and (iv) Dynamics of complex interfaces. Research areas include modeling and characterization of transport processes and effective properties, and modeling and testing of device performance in collaboration with other groups. Results are devoted to the development of optimized multifunctional materials and cell architectures targeted for specific applications.
Transport in porous media
Dynamics of complex interfaces
Pablo’s publications include a wide variety of journals, spanning the categories of mechanical and chemical engineering, electrochemistry, and energy and fuels, among others. The collaborative and multidisciplinary nature of Pablo’s research is reflected in his publications, which include numerical, analytical and experimental work in collaboration with other groups from academia and research centers.
Invited talks & Congresses
Pablo has participated in many national and international congresses around the world, most of them in Europe and USA. Moreover, he has been invited to present his research work in world-class institutions, such as Lawrence Berkeley national Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Royal Institution and The Electrochemical Society.
Among other activities, Pablo participates in the organization of two symposia: (i) Electrochemical Processes in Porous Media at The Annual Meeting of the International Society for Porous Media (InterPore), and (ii) The UC3M Meeting on Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Devices (EChemCONSTORE). Both events offer a pleasant scientific atmosphere for the discussion of recent progress in porous media, electrochemistry and materials design. Pablo is also reviewer of multiple journals and has served as guest editor of several special issues.