Antonio Huerta is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTECH. He obtained a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1987. He has held numerous visiting positions, in particular at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Ispra), Ecole Centrale Nantes (FR), Swansea University (UK) and Chuo University (Japan). He received several awards, among them, the Thomas A. Jaeger Prize by the International Association for Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (1989) and the Prandtl Medal, in its first edition, from the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (2008).
His research interests are comprehensive in the area of computational methods in applied sciences and engineering. He has contributed in fundamentals of finite elements, mesh-free methods, error estimation and adaptivity, and reduced order models, as well as nonlinear computational solid mechanics, convecn-dominated flow and incompressible flows.
He has served in numerous positions in the university (Dean, Chairman of the applied mathematics department, Board of trustees, Senate…), governmental offices and the community (he is now the Secretary General of the International Association of Computational Mechanics). See www.lacan.upc.edu/huerta