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 5-year degree from the UPC School of Mathematics, 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 and the International Association for Computational Mechanics.