About me

I am Assistant Professor (Rita Levi Montalcini professorship) in Hydraulic and Maritime
Constructions and Hydrology at the University of Padova, Italy (2018). I am a Civil Engineer (five years degree) by the University of Padova, Italy (2006), M.Sc.in Numerical Methods (2011) and PhD in Structural Analysis (2012) by the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain. I got a postdoctoral fellowship at the UPC by the Catalonian regional
government (2015-2017) and I have been Juan de la Cierva Incorporación postdoctoral
fellow at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering CIMNE (2017-
2018). Since 2008 I have also been working at CIMNE as researcher (2008-2014), Assistant Research Professor (2014-2016) and Associate Research Professor (2017-2018),
respectively. My PhD thesis was awarded the Special Doctorate Award by the UPC, and
it was finalist for the best PhD thesis in numerical methods issued by SEMNI.I have
been awarded the Rita Levi Montalcini fellowship (2018-2021) by the Italian Ministry,
the Juan de la Cierva Incorporation fellowship (2016-2018) by the Spanish Ministry and
the PDJ fellowship by the regional Catalonian government (2014-2016). I work in computational mechanics with special focus on geomechanics and coupled problems. I have worked with different numerical approaches, from finite elements, to continuumbased particle methods, in both Lagrangian and Eulerian frameworks. I have worked on
the development and combination of different numerical techniques for the analysis of
coupled problems accounting for free surface flows, non-Newtonian materials and fluidstructure interaction. Moreover, I am working on innovative immersed boundary methods (IBM) for fluid-structure interaction. Finally I am one of the main developers of KRATOS
Multiphysics open source platform (http://www.cimne.com/kratos/)


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