Dr. Blanco, is Doctor in Industrial Engineering, 1996 (Public University of Navarre) and Master in Offshore Research Tidal Turbines, 2009 at Cranfield University, (UK). Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), School of Engineering, Department of Energy Engineering, 1993 and Tutor at the Open University (Spain), since 1997. Visiting professor at Cranfield University (UK) since 2009, carrying out several research stays since 2008, related to optimization of offshore tidal turbines through CFD.
He has published 55 JCR papers and more than 70 international conferences
Chairman of the International Congress of Numerical Methods in Engineering 2013 (CMN’2013), and member of the scientific committee of several international congresses among which ECCOMASS’2014, CMN’2015, ECCOMASS’2016, CMN’2017, EWTEC 2021, and Chairman of the following edition of the prestigious European Wave and Tidal Conference (EWTEC 2023).
Director of the MORE master (Master Offshore Renewable energy) since 2016 and Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus REM master (Renewable Energy in the Marine environment) since 2018 as well as the recently awarded Erasmus Mundus REM PLUS.