Advisory Board

In order to support to the project and focus on the reliability in other sectors, an Advisory Board (AB) has been created and composed of relevant actors of MASTRO´s domain. The AB provides advice, for the duration of the project, on various aspects, ranging from replicability in project outcomes in other sectors point of view.

Ivan Garcia Maestre, Industrial Engineer by Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM) and coursing a PhD in Civil Engineering by Universidad Politecnica de Coruna (UPC), is the development manager for “Towers and Foundations” at Nordex (formerly ACCIONA Windpower). Ivan has developed his career as an expert in structural engineering, where he has worked as structural and development engineer, as well as project manager for various developments. He has authored more than 14 international patents in the wind power area. During the last 10 years he has worked as an expert in the area of towers and foundations for the wind power industry, developing solutions along the project lifetime. Currently, he is responsible for the definition of the innovation and technology research areas for towers and foundations in the company. Ivan is an expert in wind towers manufactured in concrete, where he leads the company’s team working on manufacturing process and cost optimization.

Mark Hancock is a chartered Engineer and has held the senior positions of Chief Engineer, Head of Engineering, Head of Business Development and Engineering Director for composite structures and ice protection systems. He recently achieved recognition within Meggitt for his technical standing within his field and was made a Technical Fellow. He is active in European ice protection forums/committees and during 2016 sat on the Clean Sky Governing Board represent the Airframe ITD and participated on the SAE’s Aircraft Environmental Systems Committee (AC-9). He has demonstrated a successful track record working with Universities and 3rd parties on technology development projects and has delivered lectures on composites and ice protection including as a guest speaker at the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Ignacio Palomino. Head of R&D and Marketing of ACCIONA Industrial. He studied Architecture at the University of Alcala de Henares, and after working at Procter & Gamble, he joined ACCIONA in August 2015. Being the Head of R&D and Marketing departments of ACCIONA Industrial, Ignacio leads international innovation projects in the Solar Thermal sector, Photovoltaic, Energy from Waste (EfW), Oil & Gas and optimization of industrial processes.

Thomas Saillet has a materials and design education. He graduated as an engineer at INSA of Lyon in 1991, and graduated as product designer after studies at the school of Design of Montreal and a master at the UTC of Compiegne. He has strong experience in product development and R&D for sporting goods, including thermoplastics or composites products. He combines science, technology with a consumer oriented and design approach, that leads to product innovation.

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