University of Alicante
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alicante, P.O. Box 99. E-03080 Alicante, Spain

Dr. Roberto Tomás Jover holds a Ph.D, a MSc. Degree in Civil Engineering and a MSc. Degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Alicante. Currently he is Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Alicante’s Department of Civil Engineering. He is director, on behalf of the University of Alicante, of the IGME-UA Joint Research Unit for Ground Movement Monitoring Using Radar Interferometry (UNIRAD), leader of the Geotechnical and Structural Engineering (INTERES) research group, collaborator of the IGME’s Geohazards InSAR laboratory and Modelling Group, chair of the Spanish Working Group on Land Subsidence and member of the UNESCO Land Subsidence International Initiative (LASII). His main research interest is the geotechnical characterisation of land subsidence and the application of remote sensing techniques to the monitoring and modelling of land subsidence and infrastructures. He has investigated InSAR land subsidence in the Vega Baja and Media of the Segura River (Spain), the Guadalentín Valley (Spain), Madrid (Spain) and Beijing (China).

  • Chen, M., Tomás, R., Li, Z., Motagh, M., Li, T., Hu, L., Gong, H., Li, X., Yu, J., Gong, X., Imaging land subsidence induced by groundwater extraction in Beijing (China) using satellite radar interferometry, Remote Sensing, 8, 468,, 2016.
  • Ezquerro, P., Herrera, G., Marchamalo, M., Tomas, R., Bejar, M., Martínez, R. (2014). A quasi-elastic aquifer deformational behavior: Madrid aquifer case study. Journal of Hydrology 519, 1192–1204.
  • Tomás, R., Romero, R., Mulas, J., Marturià, J.J., Mallorquí, J.J., Lopez-Sanchez, J.M., Herrera, G., Gutiérrez, F., González, P.J., Fernández, J., Duque S., Concha-Dimas, A., Cocksley, G., Castañeda, C., Carrasco, D., Blanco, P. (2014). Radar interferometry techniques for the study of ground subsidence phenomena: a review of practical issues through cases in Spain. Environmental Earth Sciences 71 163-181.
  • Bru, G., Herrera, G., Tomás, R., Duro, J., De la Vega, R., Mulas, J.(2013) Control of deformation of buildings affected by subsidence using persistent scatterer interferometry. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering 9, 188 – 200.
  • Tomás, R., G. Herrera, J. Delgado, J.M. Lopez-Sanchez, J.J. Mallorquí, J. Mulas. A ground subsidence study based on DInSAR data: calibration of soil parameters and subsidence prediction in Murcia City (Spain). Engineering Geology, 111 19-30, 2010.
  • Tomás, R.; Márquez, Y.; Lopez-Sanchez, J.M.; Delgado, J.; Blanco, P.; Mallorquí, J.J.; Martínez, M.; Herrera, M.; Mulas, J. Mapping ground subsidence induced by aquifer overexploitation using advanced Differential SAR interferometry: Vega Media of the Segura river (SE Spain) case study. Remote Sensing of Environment, 98, 269-283, 2005.