Pablo A. García-Salaberri holds a five-year B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (2009) and a two-year M.S. degree in Industrial Mathematics (2012) from University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M, Spain), having graduated with honors in both cases. Pablo continued his studies in the Fluid Mechanics Research Group at UC3M Dept. of Thermal and Fluids Engineering, where he completed his PhD in Mathematical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Marcos Vera (2015).
His PhD thesis, awarded among the most outstanding thesis in the program of Mathematical Engineering, deals with the multiphysics modeling of liquid-feed Direct Methanol Fuel Cells (DMFCs) and the characterization of diffusive transport properties of Gas Diffusion Layers (GDLs). As part of his doctoral program, Pablo performed in 2013 a three-month stay at the Porous Materials Engineering & Analysis Lab (PMEAL, Canada), hosted by Dr. Jeff Gostick. After his doctoral studies, Pablo received a postdoctoral fellowship from the joint program of the German federal government between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to work six months at the DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics (Germany).
After that, Pablo came back to the UC3M Dept. of Thermal and Fluids Engineering, where he worked as postdoctoral researcher with a postdoctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education for a period of six months (2016). In this period, his work focused on the development of mathematical models for hydrogen Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (PEFCs).
Since 2017, Pablo is Assistant Professor at the UC3M Dept. of Thermal and Fluids Engineering, where he has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses (Engineering Fluid Mechanics, Advanced Concepts of Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Simulation of Industrial Flows, Hydraulic Machines) and continues his research on Transport in Porous Media, Microfluidics, and Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Devices. Pablo’s scientific career has been highly influenced by international collaborations, among which it is worth noting the Fulbright Fellowship received in 2019 to visit Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, USA) under the supervision of Dr. Adam Z. Weber.
Publications, Invited talks & Congresses
For years Pablo has been publishing in a wide variety of journals as well as actively participating in Congresses and Invited Talks.
A complete and updated list of both publications and participations in conferences and talks is available in the corresponding categories on the website.
Pablo collaborates with several European and American groups from universities, research centers and companies. Collaborations include but are not limited to direct numerical simulation on tomography images of porous media, production of novel functionalized materials for energy applications and testing of stacks and industry-level equipment.
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.