Pavel Ryzhakov was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia in 1982.Since 2010 he is working as a researcher at CIMNE, developing numerical methods in KRATOS Multiphysics software
Presently he is working in the field of FSI in application to bio-mechanics problems and multi-phase transport in fuel cells, being the Principal Investigator of AMADEUS project (Advanced Multi-scAle moDEling of coupled mass transport for improving water management in fUel cellS), sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

His basic research is devoted to the development of numerical models and computational algorithms for fluid-solid interactions and multiphase flow problems. His research interests also include strategies for fast solutions of discrete systems describing flow problems. He has published 23 research papers and a monogrpah, participated in 42 national and international congresses He has participated in 20 R&D projects (2 of them as PI/coordinator).

He received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2003, KIT, Karlsruhe) and MSc in Computational Mechanics (2006, TUM, Munich) in Germany and PhD in Spain (t
hesis: "Lagrangian FE methods for coupled problems in fluid mechanics", UPC)

Throughout his studies he had been awarded Carl von Siemens shcolarship (1999), Youth and Knowledge award (Germany, 2004), Honours degree award (Germany, 2006) and European Commission Marie Curie doctoral grant (Spain, 2006). He also received Juan de la Cierva post-doctoral grant (2013) of Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivenes and Jose Castillejo mobility grant (2017).

In 2017 he was awarded Juan Carlos Simó prize of Spanish Association for Num. Meth. in Eng. (SEMNI) for his contributions to coupled problems modeling.

Since 2013 Dr. Ryzhakov has been working as a lecturer. He had supervised 1 PhD and 4 Master theses and is supervising a 2nd PhD student presently. He is accredited as "lector" and "agregat/acreditació de recerca" by AQU and as "profesor contratado doctor" by ANECA.