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Jordi Girona 1-3
Rm 204, Building C2
Barcelona, E-08034, Spain

(+34) 93 401 7760

See Publications list, Google scholar or ResearcherID for a list of publications in indexed journals.


2008 Ph.D. Geophysics, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

  •  Dissertation Topic: “Numerical modelling of transient multiphase thermo–mechanical problems: Application to the oceanic lithosphere”
  •  Advisors: Manel Fernández, Pedro Díez and Jaume Vergés
  •  Awarded as best thesis of the Facultad de Geología, Universitat de Barcelona, 2008.
  •  Special mention by the Fundación J. García-Siñeriz for best PhD Thesis in Spain in Applied Geophysics, 2008-2009

2002 Licenciado Ciencias de la Computación (Computer Sciences), Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  •  Final project: “Discrete Element Method applied to rock deformation processes”
  •  Advisors: Ernersto Cristallini and Pablo Jacovkis
  •  Degree accredited as equivalent to the corresponding Spanish degree “Ingeniero en Informática” by Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, 2004.
Research interests

My primary research interests lie in numerical methods and its application to solve geological problems, including plate tectonics, lithospheric and mantle dynamics and rock deformation. The multi-scale and multi-physics character of the Earth interior pose a challenge for current numerical tools and provide the perfect framework for the development and testing of numerical strategies.

Additional information

Current projects

Industrial decision-making on complex production technologies supported by simulation-based engineering (ProTechTion), MARIE Skłodowska-CURIE ETN, PI: Sergio Zlotnik. 

MATHROCKS, H2020-Marie Skłodowska-Curie RISE, Grant Agreement: 777778, PI: David Pardo.

Ingenieria Computacional Basada en Simulacion de Aprendizaje Automatico (SMiLE), Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Ref: PID2020-113463RB-C32, PI: Sergio Zlotnik & Antonio Huerta.

Biblioteca Creíble de Rutinas Fundamentales e Interfaces para la Industria, Prueba de Concepto, PDC2021-121554-C21, PI: Antonio Huerta & Pedro Díez.

Previous  projects

High-end Foreign Expert Programme, Tongji University School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Zhejiang University Ocean College, China. Chinese Ministry of Science.

Director of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Simulation in Engineering and Entrepreneurship Development (SEED).

Director of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Computational Mechanics.