Prizes, Awards and Recognitions
1989 Catalonian Medal for Research "Narcís Monturiol" by the Catalonian Government
1995 Medal to Professional Merit of Spanish Institution of Civil Engineers
1996 Eric Reissner Medal in Computational Structural Mechanics.
1998 Narcis Monturiol Award from the Catalonian Government to the Scientific Merit of CIMNE
1999 Accesit to the City of Barcelona Award in Technological Research
2000 Award of the Asociación Argentina de Mecánica Computacional (AMCA)
2000 Award of the Spanish Group for Fracture Mechanics
2001 Medal of the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona to Professional Achievements
2002 City of Barcelona Award in Technological Research
2002 Award for Excellence for Outstanding Paper in Engng. Computations. Emerald Literati Club
2004 Duran i Farell Award to the best Research and Technology Project of the University Politécnica de Cataluña
2004 University of Jyväskylä Medal (Finland)
2005 Honorary Member of Portuguese Assoc. for Theoretical, Applied and Computational Mechanics (APMTAC)
2007 Award from the Spanish Association for Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI)
2008 Grand Prize by the Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science (JSCES)
2009 Literati Award for Excellence to the best Paper published in Engineering Computations
2009 O.C. Zienkiewicz Medal of the Polish Association for Computational Mechanics (PACM)
2009 Ted Belytschko Applied Mechanics Award of ASME
2009 JSME Computational Mechanics Award
2010 Advanced Grant del European Research Council of the European Commission
2010 International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), Gauss-Newton Medal
2013 Argentinian Award “Dr. Luis Federico Leloir” to the International Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation
2014 Proof of Concept of the European Research Council of the European  Com mission
2016 Proof of Concept of the European Research Council of the European Commission
2018 Award for the contribution to the development of the Discrete Elements Method (DEM) , Academy of Sciences of Cuba
2019 Ildefons Cerdà Medal 2019 , Institute of Civil Engineers in Spain (Catalonian Branch)
2019-2023 Scientific Director of CIMNE as a Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence in Spain
2020 Ritz-Galerkim Medal of European Community for Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)


1998 Fellow of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)
2000 Doctor Honoris Causa, Ovidius University, Constanza, Rumania
2007 Honorary Fellow of Swansea University (UK)
2012 Doctor Honoris Causa, INSA-Lyon, France
2013 Doctor Honoris Causa, Universidad Las Villas, Cuba
2020 Doctor Honoris Causa, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia)


1998 Member of Royal Academy of Doctors (Barcelona)
2006 Foreign Member of the Accademia di Scienze e Lettere, Istituto Lombardo, Milan (Italy)
2022 Elected as Corresponding Member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences