Araújo Fernández

Senior Lecturer

Área of Mining
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering

Contact information

School of Mining and Energy Engineering
Despacho M120

As Lagoas, Marcosende
36310 Vigo

+34 986 811 923

Short CV

Bs. in Mining Engineering in 2003 and PhD degree in Environmental Technology in 2010, all of them by the Universidade de Vigo, Spain. Member of the CI5 Research Group of the University of Vigo. Under the protection of this research group, I have developed skills as a teacher, researcher and manager. My research is focused on the modeling and optimization of mining resources exploitations, and on the improvement of control procedures and data processing within the environmental field. These lines of research have given rise in more than 15 publications and communications at international conferences, and participation in the development of 6 R+D+i projects financed in competitive calls and in 11 R+D+i grants of special relevance with companies and / or administrations. In relation to university management activities, I am Degree Coordinator and Deputy Director of Planning and Academic Organization in the School of Mining and Energy Engineering of the University of Vigo.


Grupo de investigación

Safe and sustainable management of mineral resources

Research topics

  • Optimización da explotación e transformación de recursos mineiros
  • Enxeñaría medioambiental


Research results

Rigueira, X., Pazo, M., Araújo, M., Gerassis, S., Bocos, E.,
Bayesian Machine Learning and Functional Data Analysis as a Two-Fold Approach for the Study of Acid Mine Drainage Events
Water (Switzerland), 15, 8, 2023 | DOI

Rigueira, X., Araújo, M., Martínez, J., García-Nieto, P.J., Ocarranza, I.
Functional Data Analysis for the Detection of Outliers and Study of the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Air Quality: A Case Study in Gijón, Spain
Mathematics, 10, 14, 2022 | DOI

G. Bastante, F., Araújo, M., Giráldez, E.
Predictive model of explosive detonation parameters from an equation of state based on detonation velocity
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 24, 14, 2022 | DOI

Bastante, F.G., Alonso, E., Araújo, M., García Menéndez, J.
Analysis of the goodness of empirical approaches in predicting explosive detonation parameters
Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 32, 9, 2018 | DOI

Conference Paper
Pérez-Rey, I., Alejano, L.R., Alonso, E., Arzúa, J., Araújo, M.
An Assessment of the Post-peak Strain Behavior of Laboratory Intact Rock Specimens Based on Different Dilation Models
Procedia Engineering, 191, , 2017 | DOI

Sancho, J., Iglesias, C., Piñeiro, J., Martínez, J., Pastor, J.J., Araújo, M., Taboada, J.
Study of Water Quality in a Spanish River Based on Statistical Process Control and Functional Data Analysis
Mathematical Geosciences, 48, 2, 2016 | DOI

Martínez, J., Iglesias, C., Matías, J.M., Taboada, J., Araújo, M.
Solving the slate tile classification problem using a DAGSVM multiclassification algorithm based on SVM binary classifiers with a one-versus-all approach
Applied Mathematics and Computation, 230, , 2014 | DOI

Argüelles-Díaz, A., Taboada-Castro, J., García-Bastante, F., Araújo-Fernández, M.
Effects of flotation variables on feldspathic sand concentration [Efectos de las variables de flotación en la concentración de arenas feldespáticas]
DYNA (Colombia), 81, 183, 2014 | DOI

Saavedra, A., Taboada, J., Araújo, M., Giráldez, E.
Generalized linear spatial models to predict slate exploitability
Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2013, , 2013 | DOI

Conference Paper
Fernández, M.A., Castro, J.T., Vilán, J.A.V., Delgado, N.S.
Tests for the optimization of cut-off parameters for seven galician granite varieties
Key Engineering Materials, 548, , 2013 | DOI

García Nieto, P.J., Martínez Torres, J., Araújo Fernández, M., Ordóñez Galán, C.
Support vector machines and neural networks used to evaluate paper manufactured using Eucalyptus globulus
Applied Mathematical Modelling, 36, 12, 2012 | DOI

Ordóñez, C., Saavedra, A., Araújo, M., Giráldez, E.
Kaolin quality determination through an algorithm based on non-parametric fuzzy logic [Determinación de calidad de caolín mediante un algoritmo Basado en lógica difusa no paramétrica]
DYNA (Colombia), 79, 171, 2012 | DOI

Book Chapter
García Nieto, P.J., Ordóñez Galán, C., Martínez Torres, J., Araújo, M., Giráldez, E.
Study of the influence of forest canopies on the accuracy of GPS measurements by using genetic algorithms
Handbook of Genetic Algorithms: New Research, , , 2012 | DOI

Araujo, M., Rivas, T., Giraldez, E., Taboada, J.
Use of machine learning techniques to analyse the risk associated with mine sludge deposits
Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 54, 07/08/2021 0:00, 2011 | DOI

Conference Paper
Araújo, M., Matías, J.M., Rivas, T., Taboada, J.
Machine learning techniques applied to the construction of a new geomechanical quality index
International Journal of Computer Mathematics, 88, 9, 2011 | DOI

Freire, M.P., Castro, J.T., Brea, T.R., Pérez, E.G., Fernández, M.A.
Nomograms to calculate stability in slate and granite spoil heaps [Ábacos para el cálculo de estabilidad en escombreras de pizarra y granito]
Boletin Geologico y Minero, 122, 2, 2011 | DOI

Araújo, M., Martínez, J., Ordóñez, C., Vilán, J.A.V.
Identification of granite varieties from colour spectrum data
Sensors, 10, 9, 2010 | DOI

Taboada, J., Matías, J.M., Araújo, M., Ordóñez, C.
Assessing the viability of underground slate mining by combining an expert system with a GIS
Engineering Geology, 87, 01/02/2021 0:00, 2006 | DOI

Taboada, J., Rivas, T., Saavedra, M.A., Araújo, M., Argüelles, A.
A fuzzy expert system application to the evaluation of ceramic- and paper-quality kaolin
Applied Clay Science, 33, 03/04/2021 0:00, 2006 | DOI

MLFWATER: Mejora de la gestión de la calidad de las aguas: soluciones funcionales y de aprendizaje automático
Ref.: PID2020-116013RB-I00
01/09/2021 – 31/12/2024 | Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
Directors: María Araújo Fernández

10/07/2017 | Jessica Ingrid Piñeiro di Blasi
Desenvolvemento dunha nova metodoloxía para o control da calidade das augas baseado en técnicas estatísticas avanzadas e análise funcional
Directors: Paulino José García Nieto; Javier Martínez Torres; María Araújo Fernández
Cum Laude

27/03/2015 | José Joaquín Sancho Val
Novas técnicas de control de calidade para estudos ambientais
Directors: Jorge Juan Pastor Pérez; Javier Martínez Torres; María Araújo Fernández
Cum Laude