Innaxis Board of Trustees
THE INNAXIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Innaxis Board of Trustees consists of the following highly qualified leaders in innovation from across the academic and professional fields of air traffic management, transport, logistics, infrastructure and I.T.
Doctor Francisco J. Mancebo
Dr. Francisco J. Mancebo has more than 20 years of experience in research in applied mathematics across a variety of aerospace fields. He graduated as an Aeronautical Engineer at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1985) and later obtained his Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering at the same University (1993). He has authored more than 15 articles published in world-class scientific journals (agreed by the Journal of Citation Reports). He specialises in systems modelling and simulation, dynamical systems theory, partial differential equations, reaction-diffusion problems, waves in fluids, 4D trajectory analysis and trajectory prediction for air traffic management purposes and related problems. Dr. Mancebo is the referee for the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Communications in Pure and Applied Analysis, Non-linear Analysis Theory Methods, Applications and Differential Equations, and Dynamical Systems, guaranteeing a wide experience in scientific advisory in applied mathematics to different scientific fields.
He has developed an intense research activity in the last years in the air transport sector, culminating with the co-founding of The Innaxis Foundation and Research Institute at the end of 2005. Since then, Dr.Mancebo has acted as Scientific Advisor for The Innaxis Research Institute collaborating in all the research activities of the Institute, focussing in developing a scientific research agenda in the context of air transport for the Institute.
Dr. Mancebo recently won a position on the SESAR Scientific Committee. He is one of the 12 key personalities that will help create the roadmap for ATM research advancement. More information can be found on the SESAR Joint Understaking website.
Professor Damián Rivas
Prof. Damián Rivas has more than 25 years of experience in research in the aerospace field. He graduated as an Aeronautical Engineer at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1981) and later went on to do his Doctorate at Case Western University, USA (1987). He completed a second Doctorate in Aeronautical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1989. Prof. Rivas has authored over 25 publications in refereed journals. He specialisesin Aircraft Performance Modeling, Trajectory Prediction, Conflict Detection and Resolution, Trajectory Optimisation and Optimal Control, and other related subjects.
Presently, Prof. Rivas is a teacher of Flight Mechanics, Propulsion, and Air Navigation at the School of Engineering at the University of Seville. He continues to be highly involved with the aeronautical industry. He has been a member of such respectable groups such as EUROCONTROL’s BADA User Group, ESA’s Physical Sciences Working Group, and the Management Group of the European Consortium for Advanced Training in Aerospace. Prof. Rivas also provides scientific advisory and consulting to the Innaxis Foundation and Research Institute in its national and international endeavours. His collaboration between the academic, professional, and industrial worlds have led him to be well-connected and highly knowledgeable on the current and future aviation environment.
Miguel Ángel Pesquera
Miguel A. Pesquera was born in León, Spain on the 16th of May, 1953. He is married and has three children.
He is a Civil Engineer (1976) and holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Civil Engineer Studies, from University of Cantabria (1979), in Spain. He has a degree in Economics from the UNED, Madrid (1985). It also has a Diploma in Port Management from the University of New Orleans (USA) (1988), and a PDG (Programa de Dirección General) at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Empresa (IESE), University of Navarra (1994-95).
Between 1976 and 1981 he served as deputy and assistant professor in the High Technical School of Civil Engineers, University of Cantabria, where he has been Professor of Transport and Logistics since 1982. He was Director of Transport and Communications of the Government of Cantabria and President of the port of Santander between 1983 and 1996, and President of the port of Gijón (Asturias) between 1999 and 2003.
Related to port activities he was President of l´Agence de Cooperation pour L´Europe de la Mer (ACEM) based in Brest (France) 1993-97, President of the Sociedad Estatal of Port Handling of Santander (SESTISAN) (1989-1996), member of Committee on Information & Communications of the WTCA (World Trade Centers Association) New York (1994-1996), Founding Member y Vice-President of the International Association of Cities and Ports, based Le Havre (France) 1987-96, President of the Sociedad Estatal of Port Handling of Port of Gijón (GESTIBA) (1999- 2003) and President of the state company European Bulk Handling Installation (EBHISA) Port of Gijón (1999 – 2003).
Miguel A. Pesquera was appointed Minister of Industry, Employment and Technological Development (2003-2007), by the Government of Cantabria, Spain, which included responsibilities in relation to Transport. During his tenure he created the bodies, The Public Enterprises for the development of the R&D of Cantabria (IDICAN), and The Logistics Integrated Technology Center of Cantabria (CTL Cantabria).
His other contributions to transport and logisitics include; Promoter and Founder of the National Centre of Competence in Integrated Logistics (CNC LOGISTICS) in conjunction with CTL Cantabria; Plaza Zaragoza Logistic; ITENE (Technological Institute of Packaging, Transportation and Logistics) from Valencia; Member of Steering Committee on Logistics Integrated Technology Platform LOGISTOP; Principal Investigator of the FEDER project obtained in a public call, TRANSMODALBOTS: systems
Adding to these achievements, Mr Pesquera is the founder of CONCEPTUAL KLT (2008), a technology-based enterprise for development of the Internet of people (Web 2.0) and Internet of Things (Web 3.0) applied to logistics and transportation, and was also a finalist for the award “New applications for the Internet” in the 2001 edition of the Chair Telefónica of UPM (University Politechnic of Madrid).
At present, Mr Pesquera is Principal Researcher of several projects of Spain’s National R&D Programme. These are:
- Development of the commodality and collaborative logistics through web 2.0, for the promotion of short sea shipping (2009-11);
- Modal change in the supply chain hinterland-port with efficient and sustainable transport in the umland port (ecomodalumlandport) (2009-11);
- K-Networks, Interreg project (2010-2012)
Further, he is involved in projects of the Seventh Framework Program of the European Union.
Miguel A Pesquera is also co-editor and co-author of several books, including over 60 articles and papers on port logistics, organization and information systems in the international carriage of goods which have been published in journals, and presented in seminars and conferences at national and international level and his essays on Port Economics were published in Springer in 2010.
Carlos Alvarez is founder and president of The Innaxis Foundation and Research Institute. A succesful entrepeneur and visionary, Carlos is owner and CEO of I.T Consultancy Telenium, and Chairman of both CXP and Skybus. You can read more about Carlos Alvarez in his LinkedIn page.