I obtained my PhD in 2009 from the Civil Engineering School of UPC-BarcelonaTech, ranked 23rd in the world in the field of Civil and Structural Engineering, after obtaining my five-year degree from the UPC School of Mathematics and Statistics, ranked first in Spain for over a decade. During this period I received three awards from the European Association for Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, the Spanish Association for Computational Methods in Engineering and the publisher Birkhauser-Verlag for the best thesis in Spain and Europe. In 2009 I moved to Swansea, to work in the renowned Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering as a post-doctoral research assistant and I became faculty member in 2012. Since then, I have received a number of honours and awards from the publisher EMERALD and the Welsh government.
I am the current President of the UK Association for Computational Mechanics and I also hold a number of positions in the European Association for Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) and the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM).
My research interest is the development, analysis and application of high-order methods to problems of industrial interest. I am particularly interested in methods that are able to account for the exact boundary representation given by a CAD model and my main application fields are computational electromagnetics and computational fluid dynamics. I am also interested in the development of mesh generation techniques for advanced discretisation methods. I am currently involved in several national and European projects with industrial partners such as Volkswagen AG, ESI Group, ITI Limited, SEAT and Zenotech.