Position: Deputy Director
PhD: Universidad de California, USA
Research: Solids Computational Mechanics
Address: IMDEA Materials, C/ Eric Kandel, 2, Tecnogetafe, 28906 Getafe, Madrid – España
Phone: +34 91 549 34 22
Fax: +34 91 550 30 47
Group website: http://www.materials.imdea.org/groups/csm/
Dr Ignacio Romero obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros ICAI (Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid) in 1995. Funded with a Fulbright scholarship, he enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering MSc program at Stanford University. Later, he moved to the University of California at Berkeley, obtaining his PhD in 2001 in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He returned to Spain in 2001 and spent one year as visiting scholar in the Civil Engineering School of the UPM, before obtaining a “Ramón y Cajal” research grant. In 2006 he moved as Assistant Professor to the Mechanical Engineering school of the UPM, promoting to Associate and Full Professor in 2007 and 2011, respectively.
His research deals with numerical methods for nonlinear mechanics of solids, fluids, and structures. More specifically, he has developed time integration methods for Hamiltonian and coupled problems, models and numerical methods for nonlinear beams and shells, improved finite elements for solid mechanics, error estimators in nonlinear dynamics and multiscale methods for material modeling. He has published almost 30 peer-reviewed articles, participated in dozens of conferences and has been invited to give seminars in European and American universities.