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Camilo graduated as a Civil Engineer from EIA University in Colombia in 2011, completed his Master’s in Coastal and Port Engineering in 2014, and obtained his Ph.D. in Coastal Engineering from the University of Cantabria, UC, in 2020, where his research earned him the second Modesto Vigueras Prize in 2021. From 2022 to 2024, he conducted postdoctoral research between Delft University of Technology, TU Delft, and UC. Currently, he works as a researcher in the Coastal Engineering and Management Group at IHCantabria, where he has been involved in over 30 national and international projects since 2014.

His primary area of interest focuses on coastal morphodynamics, coastal monitoring and management, and the analysis of climate change effects on coastal areas. He has primarily dedicated his research to developing equilibrium-based shoreline evolution models, considering beach planform and profile, on medium to long-term scales.

Camilo has been involved in various initiatives, including contributing to the development of the Coastal Modeling System (SMC) for Brazil, overseeing the SMC E-Learning course, and serving as a member of the organizing committee for a global network dedicated to shoreline evolution modeling. Additionally, since early 2024, he has spearheaded the CoastSnap citizen monitoring initiative at El Sardinero Beach in Santander, Spain.

In terms of teaching, Camilo has co-supervised several research projects, including master’s theses in the Coastal and Port Engineering program at UC, Hydraulic Engineering at TU Delft, and the Erasmus Mundus COASTHazar program. Currently, he co-supervises a doctoral thesis in the Doctorate Program in Coastal Engineering, Hydrobiology, and Aquatic Systems Management (IH2O) at UC, and a Marie Curie Doctoral Network thesis in the ArCHe project “Archaeological Coastal Heritage: Past, present, and future of a hidden prehistoric legacy”.

Regarding his scientific outreach, Camilo has actively participated in publishing various articles in indexed journals, as well as contributing to conferences and manuscript reviews in SCI journals in the field of Coastal Engineering.


Study and modeling of coastal processes.

Coastal dynamics and beach morphodynamics.

Coastal monitoring and management.