Dr. Mario Santana Quintero is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He holds an architectural degree, a master’s degree in Conservation of Historic Towns and Buildings and a PhD in Engineering (Architecture). His research focuses on the development of digital workflows for the conservation of Historic Places. He is the Director of the NSERC Create program Heritage Engineering and a Carleton immersive Media Studio Lab (CIMS) faculty member.
His research branches over the development of workflows for:
Furthermore, he has been working on an ethical framework for the digital recording of historic places.
Some of his recent projects include:
Besides his academic work in Canada, he is a guest professor at the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (University of Leuven), a Getty Conservation Institute scholar in 2019, a previous president of the ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation (CIPA) and is currently the Secretary-General of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). In recent years, he was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Liege (Belgium) and is a member of the Association of Preservation Technology College of Fellows.
Dr. Santana Quintero has collaborated in several international projects in the field of heritage documentation for The Getty Conservation Institute, UNESCO, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, ICCROM, World Monuments Fund, UNDP, Arab World Heritage Regional Center, Welfare Association, and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi.
For potential research students, Dr. Santana Quintero is looking for individuals interested in improving the conservation of historic buildings, developing strategies for documentation, adaptive reuse, structural rehabilitation and energy retrofit, as well as, looking at climate adaptation of the built environment.
Outside his professional work, Dr. Santana Quintero enjoys cycling. He cycles all year long, riding fat bikes in winter and road bikes in the summer to raise funds for humanitarian causes.
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