Miguel de Lucas Pardo

Expert of Nature Based Innovative Technologies and coastal Nature Based Solutions



Dr Miguel de Lucas Pardo is a Civil Engineer with a PhD in Sediment Transport, with over 10 years of experience in managing research and industry projects in sediment, dredging and ecology. Miguel is the main responsible for the ideas behind the development of several innovative research projects at the Institute for Oil Sand Innovations in Canada, that he executes together with his fellow researchers and engineers at Deltares, as well as with other key professionals at NAIT and UofA. He is also the Project Manager in two very relevant Nature Based Solution Projects in Indonesia, where sediment plays a key role in the development of Nature Based Coastal Defences. Miguel´s passion and main skill is to combine the management of bright researchers and engineers at research projects with the development of innovative ideas and concepts at the boundary of sediment management and ecology.


Working experience

2014-present Deltares advisor/researcher Marine and Coastal Systems
2019-current Deltares Research Coordindator at Facilities Marine and Coastal Systems
2018 Universidad del Norte (Colombia) Guest lecturer nature based solutions (Catedra Europa)
2016-2017 Deltares Latin American marketing team
2013-2014 TUDelft Researcher Environmental Fluid Dynamics
2013 Intercoh Florida USA Best Young Scientist
2009-2013 Deltares-TUDelft Researcher
2012 Benthos biology & ecology ASLO Japan Best Young Scientist presentation