M. S. Garcia-Cascales received the Degree in Industrial Technical Engineering in 1997 by Universidad de Murcia (UMU), M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Murcia, Spain in 2009. She received the UPCT´s doctorate award in 2010 and Lecturer of Reference for the European Higher Education Award Course 2011/2012. She is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Electronic Computer Architecture and Project Engineering of the UPCT. At research level she is member of the Research Group of Advanced Materials for Energy Production and Storage (MAPAE) of UPCT and so member of the Models of Decision and Optimization (MODO) Research Group of the University of Granada (Spain). She has participated in 10 research projects with european, national and regional financing as research, 5 European research projects (2 alive), 4 National research projects and 1 regional excellence project. She has 4 contracts with companies or local administrations as research in the group of research with a total of income around of 64000Euros.
She did two years research stay at the University of Maine (USA) under the supervision of Professor Habib Dagher Executive Director, Advanced Structures and Composites Center. She has published 42 papers in scientific journals of impact; more than 25 chapters of books two book as editor and she has more than 100 publications in national and international congress. She has recognized 3 teaching five-year periods and one more under evaluation. She has taught in various first and second cycle subjects, as well as master's, undergraduate and doctoral programs with a mention of quality, and always within the area of Project Engineering (720).
Regarding my contribution to the performance and improvement of the UPCT she was Assistant Manager of the International School of Ph.D (2015-2018) and temporary designation as director of the International School of Ph.D for 3 months. From the academic year 2010/2011 to 2014/2015 Teaching Team Coordinator: Profession Oriented Teaching and Multidisciplinary coordination of real projects. Between the academic year 2007/2008 from now the last academic year 2020/201 she has participated in 20 teaching projects or educative innovation projects.
She has supervised 7 Doctoral Phd Thesis one of then with European Mention and another three with International Mention and 4 more Phd thesis under supervision . Supervision of more than 60 final degree projects and in the European Higher Education the supervision of more than 30 Final Master Projects in the Master of Renewable Energies and Master of Industrial Engineering of the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering of the UPCT. Tutor of more than 70 students in company practices in different sectors of Industrial Engineering.
During the 2013/2014 academic year, Director of the Cátedra of the Official College of Industrial Engineers of the Region of Murcia at the UPCT. Certified in Project Management by the International Project Management Association (AEIRPO-IPMA_Spain) (IPMA Level D®). She has been participating in the preparation of the Report on the socio-economic and labor situation of the Region of Murcia in 2007, carrying out the chapter on "Renewable Energies in the Region of Murcia. She is Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Congress of Project Management and Engineering (ICPME) since 2012 and other committees in different impact factor journals in editorial as: Elsevier, MDPI, IEEE, Springer, World Scientific Publishing Company, Hindawi Publishing Corp. Federación de Asociaciones de Ingenieros Industriales de España (FAIIE) Dyna Ingeniería e Industria. In 2016 President of the organizing committee of the 20th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering, Cartagena (Spain) 2016. Member of Spanish Association of Project Management and Engineering (AEIPRO) since 2003 since 2016 member of the AEIPRO Board and since July 2020 she is the President of the Board of the Association.
Her current scientific interests are: Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Decision Support Systems, Soft Computing, GIS and BIM in Engineering Projects, Project Management, Sustainabiltiy, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.
Premio de Investigación de carácter regional