LaCàN–Mathematical and Computational Modeling

LaCàn is a research group located in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). The acronym stands for Mathematical and Computational Modeling. Our goal is to develop new mathematical and computational models to enable quantitative and predictive science and engineering. A central theme in all activities of the group is pushing the state of the art in the mathematical modeling of complex phenomena using partial differential equations and their numerical approximation with novel computational methods. Our interdisciplinary research is organized into three research programs with multiple cross-interactions.


Research on Fast Simulation for assisting shape correction after machining explained by Ramiro Mena.

Research programs

Computational methods and tools

Computational methods and tools

Program Coordinator: Pedro Diez

Automatic and adaptative meshing with error assessment (PI: Josep Serrate)

CFD with industrial codes for engineering applications (PI: Adeline de Montlaur)

Credible high-fidelity data-driven models (PI: Antonio Huerta)

Cell and tissue mechanobiology

Cell and tissue mechanobiology

Program Coordinator: Marino Arroyo

Cell and tissue mechanics in embryogenesis (PI: Jose Muñoz)

Mechanics of soft and living interfaces (PI: Marino Arroyo)

Multi-scale and multi-physics modelling in mechanobiology (PI: Pablo Saez)

Natural and engineered material and structures

Natural and engineered material and structures

Program Coordinator: Irene Arias

Computational acoustics and damage mechanics (PI: Antonio Rodriguez)

Computational Geosciences (PI: Sergio Zlotnik)

Mechanics of electroactive materials (PI: Irene Arias)