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Rafael Montenegro Armas was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, in 1958. He received Industrial Engineering degree from ICAI, Pontifical University of Comillas, Madrid, Spain, in 1981 and Ph.D. from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in 1989, being his advisor Prof. Dr. Luis Ferragut. He is Professor of Applied Mathematics in the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) from 1997. He was director of Mathematics Department from 1990 to 1996, secretary of the University Institute of Intelligent Systems and Numerical Applications in Engineering (SIANI) from 2007 to 2013, director of SIANI from 2014, and Head of the Discretization and Applications Division at SIANI. Co-author of more than 200 scientific publications. He has been also organising and scientific committee member of conferences and editorial board member of journal and proceedings. He is member of the Managing Board of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) from 2013. He has been leader of important national and international projects, and he has obtained several awards and recognitions for his research activity. His main research interest is 3-D adaptive finite element mesh generation and its applications to environmental problems, and isogeometric analysis.