Juan Melchor is a substitute professor at the Department of Structural Mechanics and Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Granada (UGR) and researcher associate to the Institute of Biosanitary Research in Granada (IBS). He holds a degree in Mathematics and master degree in Physics, Mathematics with specialization on Biomathematics and Structural Mechanics from University of Granada (Spain), he worked as biostatician and mathematician for the Andalusia of Public Health School (EASP) during three years. On 2008, he started working with RARECARE team supported by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) of the European Commission, contributing to the definition of rare cancers and developing a data mining study of the quality control process. In 2016 he defended his PhD in Structural Engineering focusing on tissular engineering, ultrasound and their applications to biomedical fields. He is collaborating with universities like Manchester University (UK) and University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris).
His main contributions impact on the definition of rare cancers in Europe, and the participation on preterm birth assessment. Finite elements methods, optimization, inverse problems, biomechanical structures and damage modeling using ultrasound, ultrasonic bioreactors are topics he is currently working on.
He teaches strength of materials and mechanics at the undergraduate level. His postgraduate teaching is nondestructive testing and introduction to research (Master of Structural Mechanics), Continuum Mechanics (Master in Engineering of Roads, Canals and Ports) and biomechanics (Master of Translational Medicine). He has supervised four master thesis and six undergraduate projects. Juan co-chaired two sessions on the European Congress on Biomechanics, one session in the European Congress on Computational Methods in Engineering and other in European Symposium on Quantitative Ultrasound in Bone. He serves as a reviewer in American Mathematical Society, Journal of Applied Science, Sensors & Actuators and Royal Society of Physics.