antonio tomás

Head of Ports and Coastal Infrastructures Group

Main Researcher

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Antonio Tomás is a Civil Engineer, graduated in Hydraulics, Oceanography and Environment from the University of Cantabria (1997-2003), Master in Science and Technology for Coastal Management from the University of Cantabria (2003-2004), PhD in Marine Science and Technology from the University of Cantabria (2003-2009) and currently head of Ports and Coastal Infrastructures Group of the Institute of Environmental Hydraulics of the University of Cantabria (IHCantabria).

His main research interests include wave climate characterization for port infrastructures, probabilistic design and optimization of ports, and port infrastructure management; in all of them, he has made a notable contribution to the innovation in the application of statistical techniques related to Artificial Intelligence. In terms of publications, he has authored 40 publications, of which 16 in SCI journals and has participated in more than 90 communications in national and international conferences. In 2011 he was awarded the “Modesto Vigueras” award to young professionals by the Technical Association of Ports and Coasts (the Spanish section of the PIANC organization).



Wave climate characterization for port infrastructures.

Probabilistic design of ports and their breakwaters.

Management of port infrastructures.