María E. Maza Fernández


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Maria Maza is a “Juan de la Cierva” researcher in the Hydrodynamics and Coastal Infrastructures group at IHCantabria. She graduated as a Civil Engineer in 2010, she got her masters in Coastal and Ports Engineering in 2012 and she doctorate in 2015 by the Universidad de Cantabria (Universidad de Cantabria) getting the award “Premio extraordinario de doctorado” from the Universidad de Cantabria. Then, she did her postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA, in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE). Maria has developed new numerical tools to analyze flow-ecosystem interaction and she is part of IHFOAM and IH2VOF development team. Also, she has lead different experimental campaigns run at the Cantabria Coastal and Ocean Basin (CCOB) and at the MIT Parsons Laboratory. She also teaches at the Universidad de Cantabria and advice undergraduates and graduated students. She has worked in more than 10 competitive projects, she has presented her work in more than 25 international conferences, including 6 as invited speaker, and she has given seminars in different institutions including Cornell University and the United Stated Geological Survey (USGS). She has published 14 SCI papers (all Q1).


Flow – ecosystem interaction
Natural based solutions in coastal protection and management
Computational fluid mechanics
Water waves hydrodynamics
Wave and structure interaction