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Computational Design & Analysis of Engineering Metamaterials

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Associate Research Professor

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CV My research experience is mainly centered in the computational solid mechanics field with a strong focus on the development of computational tools for the multiscale analysis and design of engineering materials and structures. I pursued my doctoral studies in the Delft University of Technology under the supervision of Prof. L. J. Sluys and Prof. D. J. Rixen which has given me a pre-doctoral international experience of 7 years. Concurrent multiscale analysis of softening materials has been the central topic of my PhD and, during my PhD study, I have also collaborated in the development of hierarchical multiscale techniques for the study of fracture phenomena which led to a number of seminal contributions in this area. In July 2013 I joined the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) in Barcelona (Spain) as a Postdoctoral researcher working in the field of computational material design within the framework of the COMP-DES-MAT project (Advanced tools for computational design of engineering materials, ERC advanced grant) led by prof. J. Oliver. Since my incorporation at CIMNE I’ve gained expertise in the research team’s main lines and bring my own expertise to contribute to the main axes of the COMP-DES-MAT project: multiscale, reduction and optimization techniques. I’ve been awarded a postdoctoral junior grant: Juan de la Cierva jci-2012-13782 by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and I’ve been PI of the national research plan project: mat2014-60919-r: Computational Design of Structural Engineering Materials Subjected to Dynamic Actions (COMP-MAT-DYN) funded also by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. I’ve been researcher of the PoC (Proof of Concept) ERC grant: Computational Catalog of Multiscale materials; a plugin library for industrial FE codes (CATALOG) and I’m currently researcher of the PoC ERC grant: Computational design and Prototyping of acoustic metamaterials for target ambient noise reduction (METACOUSTIC) linked to the COMP-DES-MAT project and the national research plan project: Computational Design of Acoustic and Mechanical Engineering Metamaterials (METAMAT). Besides continuing my previous research lines and adapting to the research expertise of my current group I started working in multiscale optimization procedures, model order reduction strategies and pre-computed material databases which are regarded key to transfer the computational material design technology to new emerging engineering fields. In this view, I set up my future independent research directions focused on the design of acoustic, structural and thermal metamaterials. Within this line I started a collaboration with researchers in Santa-Fe (Argentina) working on computational design of acoustic cloaking devices and computational design of acoustic metamaterials for noise cancelling together with one of my current PhD students. I’m also actively contributing to the field of multiobjective and multiscale optimization techniques together with my other PhD student focused on synthetizing optimal structural and thermal metamaterials. The main outcome of my research has led to 19 papers in high impact factor international peer-reviewed journals and the active participation in two PoC projects oriented to technology transfer to the industry in the fields of multiscale FE software and acoustic metamaterial design.