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Lucía Gratiela BARBU

+34 93 401 64 73




Buuilding C1, 1st floor, Room 105

Campus Nord UPC


C/Gran Capità, s/n Campus Nord UPC, Edificio C1

08034, Barcelona, Barcelona, España

Professional Profile

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Structural Mechanics

Position in CIMNE

Assistant Research Professor

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Lucia G. Barbu is a full-time Lecturer at the Technical University of Catalonia and an Affiliated Scientist at the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering in Barcelona, Spain.

She has a PhD in Structural Analysis by the Polytechnic University for Catalonia since 2016 and Bsc and Msc in Civil Engineering by the Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, with specialty in Structural Engineering.

She has collaborated since 2011 in multiple research projects both at national and international level in the field of Computational Solid Mechanics, both in the academic and in the industrial field.

Among the most significant at national level are a study on the behaviour of the Baserca and Llauset dams under the combined action of gravity, hydrostatic pressure and temperature funded by Endesa Generatión S.A. and a study on the structural behaviour of the Vandellòs II, Ascó I and Ascó II nuclear plants throughout their estimated service life, as well as their structural behaviour under ultimate loading state, both funded by ANAV S.A.

She has led the Committee in charge of organizing the cycle of scientific dissemination seminars titled Severo Ochoa CIMNE Coffee Talks in between 2017 and 2021 organizing a total of 57 Scientific Dissemination talks.

She is also a member of the Severo Ochoa Academic Committee at CIMNE, a committee formed by 5 researchers, where, together with her colleagues, she oversees and evaluates the academic progress of more than 50 PhD candidates funded by CIMNE.

From February 2021 she is the coordinator of the H2020 project Fatigue4Light, Grant Agreement Number 101006844, “Fatigue modelling and fast testing methodologies to optimize part design and to boost lightweight materials deployment in chassis parts” overseeing a consortium formed by 13 European partners from 4 different countries.

Regarding her scientific production, apart from the peer-reviewed Q1 papers (10) and the conference papers (9), she has published two research Monographs and one book chapter and given eight Courses and Invited talks. She has participated in one PhD Defence Committee at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in September 2021 and evaluated more than 40 Master, Bachelor thesis and PhD research plans at the Technical University of Catalonia. She is currently advising several PhD theses.