Domingo Santana studied at the Universidad de La Laguna where he obtained a degree in Mathematics in 1994. After finishing his studies he got a scholarship for the Spanish Government and moved as research assistant to the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where he obtained his Master in Energy and Environmental and PhD in Chemical Engineering under the supervision of Prof. Agustín Macías-Machín.
His thesis concerned the modeling and design of fluidized bed aerosol generators. He received the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria award for exceptional thesis work in the fields of Architecture and Engineering of theses defended in 1999.
Since then, he has been a faculty member at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where in 2017 he was promoted to full professor in the Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering
His research activities involve the study of the Solid-Gas Systems and Renewable Energies
His main subjects involve Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer.