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Industrial Manufacturing Processes

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CV Education: Civil Engineer and MCs in Structural Analysis (Politcnico di Milano,1994) Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya - UPC, 2004) D. degree as Dr. Ingeniero de Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPC, 1999) Position: Tenured Professor of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis (Dep. of Strength of Material and Structure Analysis RMEE, UPC, since 2004) Deputy Director of Master and Doctoral programs in Civil Engineering (Civil engineering School of UPC, since 2012) Full Research Professor (Structural Mechanics group) at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering CIMNE Software developer and product manager (VULCAN software) at Quantech-ATZ Research activity: 43 research papers published in JCR scientific journals (h-index=15, Scopus 2015) 15 monographs and 4 books and book-chapters in the field of non-linear computational mechanics. Participation in 60 national and international research conferences Keynote lecturer in several international congresses such as COBIM (2003), COUPLED (2009) and NUMIFORM (2013). Chairman of the COMPLAS Conference series Member of the Scientific and Organizing Committees of different conferences (COMPLAS, COUPLED, ECCOMAS, etc.) as well as co-organizer of special invited sessions. Member of the Spanish Society for Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI) since 1999. Referee for 8 international scientific Journals. Project leader several financed European and Spanish research projects, mainly related to the development of Finite Element (FE) based technologies for the numerical simulation of coupled thermo-mechanical analysis of metal forming processes for the manufacturing industry. Awards and fellowships: Fellowship from the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of China through the High-end Experts Recruitment Program. Research interests: Finite element technology for highly non-linear analysis including the incompressible limit, strain-localization and tensile cracking. Non-linear constitutive modelling for coupled thermo-mechanical problems including phase-change. Numerical simulation of metal forming processes for the manufacturing industry such as metal casting for foundry processes, EB welding, Additive Manufacturing (AM) by metal deposition and Frictional Stir Welding (FSW).