Isabel Herreros obtained her degree in Astrophysics at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) in 1999. In 2003, she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Computational Fluid Dynamics at the Faculty of Physics of the same University. From 2003 to 2019, Dr. Herreros served as a researcher and Program Director at Centro de Estudios y Experimentacion de Obras Publicas (CEDEX), Spain. Currently, she is the Geodynamical Modeling research line lead at Centro de Astrobiologia CSIC-INTA (associated to NASA Astrobiology Program) and Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics at Carlos III University (Madrid, Spain).

Her expertise lies in the development of mathematical and numerical models applied to complex problems of Continuum Mechanics with applications in Planetary Sciences. Her research focuses on the following topics: Computational Fluid Dynamics with applications to wave propagation, rapid landslides, dam-break problems, and fluid-structure interaction, as well as Computational Mechanics with applications to localization, fracture of geomaterials, slope stability, shock wave propagation in solids and impact mechanics. In 2011, she co-authored the development of the meshless Taylor-SPH (TSPH) method: a new stabilized SPH numerical model for the solution of hyperbolic systems of PDEs, with application to shock waves propagation in solids.

As a result of her research, Dr. Herreros is the author of more than 80 scientific publications including scientific articles in specialized journals, contributions in congresses and co-authored books. She has taken part as a research member in 26 national and international research projects, including several research cooperation projects in Europe, China and Morocco in the field of numerical modeling with applications to natural disasters and shock wave propagation in solids. Nowadays she is a member of the Europlanet Society, CPESS community, NASA/SSERVI Analogs Focus Group and an investigation team member of the DART (NASA) and Hera (ESA) missions.