Daniel Santiago is a PhD student (2020-2024) at the UCD School of Mathematics and Statistics under the supervision of Professor Frederic Dias and co-supervision of Dr. Vikram Pakrashi. His PhD is funded by the ERC-HIGHWAVE project and is focused on breaking waves measurements.
He is originally from Medellín, Colombia, where he graduated from the Faculty of Mines at the National University of Colombia with a degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Hydraulic Resources. During this time, he was part of the OCEÁNICOS research group. In 2015, Daniel moved to México to join The Waves Group at the Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE) where he held a Master of Science in Physical Oceanography and worked for two years as a scientific assistant in The Gulf of Mexico Research Consortium (CIGoM).
His main research interests involve air-sea interactions, in particular ocean waves and their effects on the marine boundary layer. Daniel combines data processing techniques with mathematical and numerical models to improve the understanding of physical processes at the air-sea interface. He also likes to develop scientific software. He is an open-source and open-science enthusiast.