Jesús Blanco Ilzarbe
Jesus M. Blanco (PhD) is Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country, School of Engineering, Fluids Mechanics Department from 1993 and lecturer at the Open University since 1997. MSc by Research in 2009 (School of Engineering, Cranfield University, UK). Responsible of a Doctorate course since 1999 focused on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and assistant lecturer in Cranfield University from 2008 where he has been doing several research stays since 2008. Now is supervising three PhD theses in this field. He has published about 30 papers in international journals, it has leaded numerous Research Projects. Current research interests are focused on CFD models, blended learning and educational innovation projects. Member of the Technical Association for Air Conditioning and Cooling (ASHRAE) since 1998, member of the editorial board of the Centre for Technological Information since 2000 and habitual referee of several international journals such as Applied Thermal Engineering since 2004, member of the American Chemical Society and member of the scientific committee of the Spanish Society for Numerical Methods in Engineering since 2008. He has been awarded by the Open University in Spain for research projects in the field of minimization of the environmental impact associated to particular industrial processes in 2005 and awarded in 2009 by the School of Engineering, University of the Basque Country for the quality of the teaching procedures implemented.