Abel is currently working as Research Associate in the Fluid Dynamics of Morphing Blades at the University of Edinburgh in October 2018, under supervision of Dr. Ignazio Maria Viola and Dr. Anna Young from University of Bath. You can visit the website of this research at the Metatide website.
Previously, Abel was awarded a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Systems in the University of Edinburgh, UK in 2014, with his thesis titled "On the progress on the design of a self-damping Flettner rotor". He worked several years as a wireline field engineer in Schlumberger and got his BSc in Mechatronics engineering in Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico with a semester abroad in Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany. In 2014 he was awarded a scholarship by Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) to start a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Ignazio Maria Viola.
His PhD project aimed to detect experimentally the leading-edge vortex (LEV) in a spinnaker and ways to alter the behaviour of the LEV. The fields of application of this research include yacht racing and novel wing/blade designs. He recently presented his work at the Osborne Reynolds day competition 2019. Abel successfully defended his Viva in the winter of 2018 and will be graduating in the winter of 2019.