Ana Blanco Alvarez

Member since 2023

Occupation: Senior Lecturer in Infrastructure Engineering at Loughborough University

I am very enthusiastic about joining the UK Young Academy and working with talented professionals across disciplines to address issues of vital interest to the UK.


Ana Blanco Alvarez completed her undergraduate studies in civil engineering in Spain, followed by an MSc and PhD at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya. Her research explores novel methods and materials for repairing and maintaining critical civil infrastructure and multifunctional and high-performance cementitious composites.


  • Better funding for early career researchers
  • Climate change
  • EDI process improvements
  • Lifelong learning
  • Research culture
  • Sustainability
  • Young women in STEM