“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas”
Hello pavement lovers 😊..!
My name is Mario Manosalvas Paredes and I am proud to say that I was born in Quito - Ecuador back in 1988. I hold a bachelor’s in Civil Engineering, 2013, from Escuela Politécnica del Ejército (Army Polytechnic School) in Ecuador. In 2015 I completed a master’s degree of Civil Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid) in Spain. Finally, in October 2017, I became a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the University of Nottingham where I work as a researcher for the Nottingham Transportation Research Centre (NTEC) under the Faculty of Engineering. Within my research activities, it is foreseen that after the next 3-years, I will complete my Doctoral studies.
In terms of work experience, I have been working as Pavement Engineer for more than 5-years in South, Central America and Europe. While working for the Consultancy Department in Dynatest Denmark A/S from 2015 to 2017, I did multiple Structural and Functional Evaluations in airports like Hamad International Airport, Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport to name a few. In parallel, I have given seminars and training courses in Spain and South Korea in 2016, Argentina 2017 and, Colombia 2018. In 2017, I presented at the 10th International Conference on BCRRA in Greece the application of the Fast-Falling Weight Deflectometer as an intermediate tool for Accelerated Pavement Testing.
In the long run, I would like to return to the private sector with the aim of applying new technologies to daily problems in order to raise the bar of knowledge and most important, minimize the total cost to society which as pavement engineers, is the end goal.