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Prof Dr. Sergio García, Marine, Best Researcher Award

Professor at Universidad de Cantabria, Spain


Prof. Dr. Sergio García is a distinguished researcher and educator at the University of Cantabria, specializing in naval construction and biofouling research. With over 14 research articles published in top-tier journals and three patents to his name, he is a pioneer in the use of electromagnetic fields for antifouling and in the development of novel antifouling coatings. His extensive industry experience in shipbuilding and mechanical maintenance in nuclear power plants further enhances his academic contributions, making him a well-rounded expert in his field.

Professional Profile:


Prof. Dr. Sergio García earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cantabria, specializing in [specific field, e.g., Naval Construction or Biofouling Studies]. His academic journey has equipped him with deep expertise in the fields of naval construction, biofouling research, and energy efficiency in heat exchange processes.

🏢 Professional Experience:

Dr. García is an Assistant Professor at the University of Cantabria, where he has been teaching in the area of Naval Construction since 2015. He is also a professor in the International Master of Commerce, Transportation, and International Relations program, a role he has held since 2010. Accredited as an Associate Professor since 2018, he is recognized for his significant contributions to research and education.

Dr. García is a member of the Biofouling Research Group at the University of Cantabria. His professional background includes positions of responsibility in leading shipping companies, where he supervised ship operations, maintenance, and shipbuilding of tankers from 2000 to 2005. He also served as a mechanical maintenance manager in a nuclear power plant for over 10 years (2005-2015), gaining extensive knowledge and experience with steam turbines. This practical experience enriches his theoretical teaching with real-world insights.

Research Interest:

Prof. García’s research focuses on:

  • Biofouling and its mitigation
  • Antifouling methods, including the use of electromagnetic fields
  • Energy efficiency in heat exchangers and condensers
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations for biofouling studies
  • Development of environmentally safe antifouling coatings

He has published 14 research articles in esteemed journals, with 12 of these in high-impact journals (11 Q1, 1 Q2), reflecting his research’s significant impact on the scientific community.

Top Noted Publication:

Title: Predicting ship frictional resistance due to biofouling using Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations

  • Authors: S García, A Trueba, D Boullosa-Falces, H Islam, CG Soares
  • Journal: Applied Ocean Research
  • Volume: 101
  • Pages: 102203
  • Citations: 40
  • Year: 2020

Title: The effect of electromagnetic fields on biofouling in a heat exchange system using seawater

  • Authors: A Trueba, S García, FM Otero, LM Vega, E Madariaga
  • Journal: Biofouling
  • Volume: 31
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 19-26
  • Citations: 33
  • Year: 2015

Title: Impact of the surface roughness of AISI 316L stainless steel on biofilm adhesion in a seawater-cooled tubular heat exchanger-condenser

  • Authors: S García, A Trueba, LM Vega, E Madariaga
  • Journal: Biofouling
  • Volume: 32
  • Issue: 10
  • Pages: 1185-1193
  • Citations: 32
  • Year: 2016

Title: Mitigation of biofouling using electromagnetic fields in tubular heat exchangers–condensers cooled by seawater

  • Authors: A Trueba, S García, FM Otero
  • Journal: Biofouling
  • Volume: 30
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 95-103
  • Citations: 28
  • Year: 2014

Title: Influence of flow velocity on biofilm growth in a tubular heat exchanger-condenser cooled by seawater

  • Authors: A Trueba, S García, FM Otero, LM Vega, E Madariaga
  • Journal: Biofouling
  • Volume: 31
  • Issue: 6
  • Pages: 527-534
  • Citations: 25
  • Year: 2015


Sergio García | Marine | Best Researcher Award

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