Universidad de Granada (UGR)

Avda. del Hospicio, s/n C.P. 18010 Granada

The University of Granada (UGR) was founded in 1531. As a classical university with around 78,656 students, 3,641 lecturers, 1,900 administrative and support staff, the UGR offers a wide range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Every year over 4,800 international graduate and postgraduate students choose theUGR to take full study programmes or via the approximately 800 network and bilateral exchange agreements in which the UGR is involved. 

Key Facilities

The research develops by labIC is focused on the design and evaluation of asphalt pavements, concrete and steel structures. The labIC.UGR has advanced facilities to carry out this research. LabIC works also in the application at real scale of the laboratory solutions. On the other hand, the Faculty of Civil Engineering is placed in the centre of the city and near the Faculty of Science, a modern building with an important library and laboratory facilities, which will give the researchers the opportunity of knowing other research related to sustainable pavements.


Mayca Carmen Rubio, Full Professor and Head of the labroatory (WP3 leader (Research), research, supervision, training)

Fernando Moreno Navarro, Associate Professor (Research, supervision, training)


The UGR is the leading European university in number of Erasmus students received,and in 2007, received the Erasmus Gold Star Award. The UGR takes part in a wide number of mobility programmes and co-operation projects with the European Unionand Third Countries. The UGR has a long-standing involvement in a vast number ofinternational projects financed through different EU programmes such as the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP), Tempus, Alfa, LLP, Interreg, Erasmus Mundus, etc. It also has expertise in International Training Network; having been part of 6 of them previously including the SUP&R ITN with UNOTT.

Relevant Research Publications

Moreno-Navarro, F., Iglesias, G., Rubio-Gámez, M. C. “Development of mechanomutable asphalt binders for the construction of smart pavements” Materials and Design. Sol-Sánchez, M., Pirozzolo, L., Moreno-Navarro, F., Rubio-Gámez, M.C. (2015), “Advancedcharacterization of bituminous sub-ballast for its application in railway tracks: the influenceof temperature” Journal of Construction and Building Materials. Sol-Sánchez, M., Meca-Piernas, R., Moreno-Navarro, F., Rubio-Gámez, M.C. (2015), “Reinforcedpolyethylene pond waste as anti-reflective cracking system in asphalt pavements” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. García-Travé, G., Tauste, R. Moreno-Navarro, F., Sol-Sánchez, M., Rubio-Gámez, M.C. (2015),The use of reclaimed geomembranes for the modification of the mechanical performance of bituminous binders” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Accepted in-press. Sol-Sánchez, M., García-Travé, G., Moreno-Navarro, F., Rubio-Gámez, M.C. (2015), Laboratory study of the long-term climatic deterioration of asphalt mixtures” Journal ofConstruction and Building Materials.