About myself

Academic background

Llicenciat en Ciències Matemàtiques (five year degree in Mathematics).
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1989.

Enginyer de Camins, Canals i Ports (six year degree in Civil Engineering).
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 1989.

Doctor Enginyer de Camins, Canals i Ports (Ph.D. in Civil Engineering).
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 1992.


Premi extraordinari de doctorat. Award from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya for the best Doctoral Thesis in Civil Engineering, June 1992.

Distinció de la Generalitat de Catalunya per a la promoció de la recerca universitària. Distinction from the Catalan Government to young researchers, June 2000 (first edition).

J.L. Lions Award to Young Scientists in Computational Mathematics. Award from ECCOMAS (European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences), September 2000 (first edition).

IACM Young Investigator Award. Award from IACM (The International Association for Computational Mechanics), September 2004.

ICREA Acadèmia award 2011. Award from the Catalan Government, December 2011.

IACM Fellow. March 2012.

ICREA Acadèmia award 2016. Award from the Catalan Government, December 2016.

Prandtl Medal. Award from ECCOMAS (European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences), June 2018.

Academic positions held

November 1989 - July 1990: Research assistant, UPC.

July 1990 - May 1993: Professor Titular d'Escola Universitària (permanent position which did not require a Ph.D.), UPC.

May 1993 - December 2001: Professor Titular d'Universitat (permanent position, similar to Associate Professor), UPC.

December 2001 - Present: Catedràtic d'Universitat (Professor). UPC.

Doctoral students:

In progress

Alejandro Aguirre (co-directed with Dr. J. Baiges). Fluid-structure interaction with thin structures.

Zulkeefal Dar (co-directed with Dr. J. Baiges). Reduced order models.

Sheraz Ahmed Khan. A posteriori error estimation.

Ignacio Martínez (co-directed with Dr. J. Baiges). Multiphase flow.

Past students

Arnau Fabra (2023) (co-directed with Dr. J. Baiges). Modeling of the mixed form of wave problems with correcting terms based on training artificial neural networks: Application to acoustic black holes.

Inocencio Castañar (2023) (co-directed with Dr. J. Baiges). Topology optimization of incompressible structures for fluid-structure interaction problems.

Samuel Parada (2023) (co-directed with Dr. J. Baiges). Development of fractional step methods for compressible flow solvers using Variational Multiscale stabilized finite element formulations.

Laura Moreno (2021) (co-directed with Dr. J. Baiges). Numerical modelling of viscoelastic flows based on a log-conformation formulation.

Ricardo Reyes (2020) (co-directed with Prof. S. Idelsohn). Stabilized reduced order models for low speed flows.

Ángel Villota (2020). Aproximación con elementos finitos de alto orden en aguas someras.

Alexis Tello (2020) (co-directed with Dr. J. Baiges). Fluid Structure Interaction using Reduced Order Models.

Arnau Pont (2018) (co-directed with Dr. J. Baiges). Numerical simulation of aeroacoustics using the Variational Multiscale Method. Application to the problem of human phonation. 

Camilo Bayona (2017) (co-directed with Dr. J. Baiges). Adaptive mesh simulations of compressible flow problems using stabilized formulations.

Ernesto Castillo (2016). Stabilized finite element formulations for the three-field viscoelastic fluid flow problem.

Héctor Espinoza (2015) (co-directed with Prof. S. Badia). Wave propagation problems with aeroacoustics applications.

Ramon Planas (2013) (co-directed with Prof. S. Badia). Stabilized finite element formulations for solving incompressible magneto-hydrodynamics.

Matías Ávila (2012) (co-directed with Dr. J. Principe). Nonlinear subgrid finite element models for low Mach number flows coupled with radiative heat transfer.

Joan Baiges (2011). The Fixed Mesh-ALE method applied to multiphysics problems using stabilized formulations.

Noel Hernández (2010). Stabilized finite element approximation of the MHD equations.

Herbert Coppola-Owen (2009). A finite element model for free surface and two fluid flows on fixed meshes.

Javier Principe (2008). Subgrid scale stabilized finite elements for low speed flows.

Oriol Guasch (2007). Computational aeroacoustics and turbulence modeling of low speed flows using subgrid scale stabilised finite element methods.

Santiago Badia (2006). Stabilized pressure segregation methods and their application to fluid-structure interaction problems.

Guillaume Houzeaux (2002). A geometrical domain decomposition method in computational fluid dynamics.

Arnau Folch (2000) (co-directed with Prof. J. Martí). A numerical formulation to solve the ALE Navier-Stokes equations applied to the withdrawal of magma chambers.

Hernán González (1999). Aportación al flujo arterial coronario mediante técnicas de simulación numérica.

Mariano Vázquez (1999). Numerical modelling of compressible laminar and turbulent flows.

Orlando Soto (1997). Estabilización de la solución por elementos finitos del flujo incompresible con rotación, turbulencia, superficie libre y temperatura.

Jordi Blasco (1997) (co-directed with Prof. A. Huerta). Analysis of fractional step, finite element methods for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations.