Full Research Professor
Date and place of birth: November 15, 1947, Paraná (Argentina).
Education: Degree: Mechanical Engineer, Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina) 1970. Postgraduate Studies: PhD in Applied Sciences, University of Liege (Belgium) 1974. Adviser: Prof. Fraeijs de Veubeke. Languages: Spanish, French and English. Research Interests: Computational Mechanics, Finite Element Methods in Structural Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer.
Present Positions: ICREA Research Professor and Senior Researcher at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Full-time Professor, National University of Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina (in leave of absence).
Reserch Interests: Specialist in the numerical simulations of mechanical engineering problems, in particular, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). In the last ten years he developed a new method called the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) to solve fluid mechanics problems including free-surface flow, breaking waves and fragmentation. This method becomes popular to solve problems like ship and harbour designs, melting of metals, erosion, and polymer combustion or magma analysis.
Currently he works on solving CFD problems in Real Time using approximation techniques based on particles (Advanced Grant 2009 of the European Research Council).