PhD: Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Research: Mechanics of Materials
Address: IMDEA Materials, C/ Eric Kandel, 2, Tecnogetafe, 28906 Getafe, Madrid – España
Phone: +34 91 549 34 22
Fax: +34 91 550 30 47
Prof. Javier LLorca graduated in Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid in 1983. He got his Ph. D. in Materials Science at the same institution in 1986 and was appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science in 1987 and Professor in 1995. Since 2007, he is Director and founder of IMDEA Materials Institute and head of the research group on “Advanced Structural Materials and Nanomaterials” at the Technical University of Madrid.
His current research interests are focused in the development of multiscale modeling strategies to carry out virtual design, virtual processing and virtual testing of structural materials for engineering applications, including the experimental validation at different length scales, so new materials can be designed, tested and optimized before they are actually manufactured in the laboratory.
Prof. LLorca, a Fulbright scholar, is Fellow of the European Mechanics Society and member of the Academia Europaea. He is currently Guest Professor of Central South University (Changsha, China) and has held visiting positions at Brown University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Indian Institute of Science. He has received numerous awards, including the Research Award from the Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Research award from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the Gold Medal from the Spanish Structural Integrity Society.
Prof. LLorca is currently Associate Editor of Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Composites Science and Technology, Materials Science and Engineering A, International Journal of Multiscale Computational Engineering, Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation and International Journal of Engineering Sciences. He belongs to the European Mechanics of Materials Conference Committee, to the Multiscale Modelling of Materials Conferences International Advisory Board, and to the External Advisory Panel, Institute of Materials (Georgia Tech).