Carlos Thomas (Vitoria, 1977) is Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Materials Science and Engineering at the Civil Engineering School of the University of Cantabria, Spain. He received his International PhD with cum Laude and Extraordinary Doctorate Award. His research activity has focused on the valorisation of construction, demolition and industry wastes for the manufacture of recycled mortars and concrete.

In the last years, he has participated as Principal Investigator and as a researcher in several projects, with both public and private funding, related to recycled materials. He is the author of a JCR paper certified as one of the 25 most downloaded in ScienceDirect four times, two Highly Cited Papers (Clarivate, 2021) Chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Structures Congress – ACHE and Plenary Speaker or communicator in several congress and conferences.

He has undertaken research stays in France (Socrates-Erasmus program), Germany (Leonardo Program), Brazil (Banco Santander program) and Portugal (José Castillejo program).

Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Building Engineering (Q1, Elsevier), Board Editor of the Applied Sciences Journal and Heliyon. Guest Editor of the Special Issues “High-Performance Eco-Efficient Concrete“, “Advances in High-Performance of Eco-Efficient Concrete”, “High-Performance of Eco-Efficient Concrete, Volume 3” and “Repair Materials for Existing Structures“. Editor and co-Editor of the booksWaste and By-Products in Cement-based Materials“, “The Structural Integrity of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Produced with Fillers and Pozzolans” and “Construction and building repair materials”.