Estanislao Pujades Garnes
Ramon y Cajal fellow
Research group: Groundwater and Hydrogeochemistry
Estanislao Pujades (EP) is geologist (UAB, 2005), holds a postgraduate in hydrogeology (UPC, 2006) and a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering with speciality in groundwater hydrology (UPC, 2013). EP research lines are focused in urban hydrogeology, geo-energies and large scale groundwater modelling. In a short period of time (since 2011), EP has produced a high impact on the research community, specifically in the fields of urban hydrogeology, geo-energies and large scale groundwater modelling, which can be deduced form the high number of cites (1363 in Scholar). He has h-indexes of 19, 20 and 20 in WOS, Scopus and Scholar, respectively. He has co-authored 41 publications in SCI indexed journals, out of which 37 are in the first quartile (source Scopus). He has also co-authored up to 14 works published in books, 4 not indexed publications, 61 works presented in national and international conferences, 33 conference abstracts, 8 scientific reports, 32 technical reports and 3 divulgation articles. He has also given 5 talks as invited speaker.
He has received meaningful awards for his scientific output, including the Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award 2020 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), the Award for Scientific Research into Urban Challenges in the City of Barcelona 2020 and the Prix des Amis de l’ULg 2017 of the University of Liège (ULg). Moreover, he obtained in 2010 a predoctoral fellowship (FI) from the Government of Catalonia, a postdoctoral fellowship (Marie Curie actions) in 2014 from the European Commission and the University of Liège and, in 2020, a Talent Attraction contract at IDAEA-CSIC framed in Severo Ochoa actions. Finally, it is worth to mention that EP was awarded in 2020, with the Seal of Excellence (SEO) of the European Commission for the proposal 101030389 submitted to the call H2020-MSCA-IF-2020.
He is member of the editorial board of 4 journals and leader guest editor of a special issue in the JCR-indexed journal WATER. He is reviewer of more than 15 indexed journals and has participated as reviewer of 2 PhD theses (at the UPC and the University of Bologna). In addition, he has successfully organized 3 sessions in the European Geosciences Union (EGU) general assembly (2018, 2019 and 2020). Finally, on November 2020, he has become a Peer Reviewer of the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia.
The applicant has been principal investigator (IP) of 3 R+D+i projects, one funded by the European Commission and the other two, currently under development, funded by the Barcelona City Council and IDAEA-CSIC through Severo Ochoa actions. In total, he has participated in 8 competitive R+D+i projects funded by public entities (4 of them international) and in 19 no-competitive R+D+i projects funded by national (SACYR, OHL, ADIF) and international (metro Quito, SQM) companies.
EP has been supervisor of 1 PhD and 1 MSc thesis and he has mentored 3 PhD and 1 BSc students. He has also coordinated an investigation/discussion group at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) made up by 8 researchers and focused on the coupling between hydrological and hydrogeological models at large scale.
Regarding the international character of his activity, EP has 5 years and 9 months of international experience as he was enrolled in the University of Liège (Belgium) from December 2014 to October 2017, and at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ in Leipzig (Germany) from November 2017 to September 2020.