Salvador obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree (Ingeniero Industrial) in the University of Zaragoza, Spain. During his undergraduate stage, he did a Research placement in the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble, France, where he carried experimental measurements of surface tension of complex fluids. He obtained his PhD studies in the epartment of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the University of Southampton, where he worked on the topic of Numerical Simulation of Hypersonic Flows, specifically in the study of the heat transfer on deflection surfaces for planetary re-entry. He then moved to Imperial College where he worked as a Research Assistant on Combustion Modelling in the context of Large Eddy Simulations.
He obtained the Sugden Award from the Combustion Institute (British Section) for the most significant contribution to combustion research in 2005 and 2007 . In October 2009, he was awarded a Royal Society University Fellowship in the topic of Droplet Size Distributions in Spray Atomization.
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