Ignacio Romero

Computational Solid Mechanics

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. Since 2017, he is the Director of the IMDEA Materials Institute.

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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 more than 40 peer-reviewed articles, participated in dozens of conferences and has been invited to give seminars in European and American universities.

  • 2017 Director, IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain.
  • 2014 Deputy Director and Senior Researcher, IMDEA Materials Institute, Spain.
  • 2012 Professor and Vice-Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies, Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
  • 2011 Full Professor, Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
  • 2007 Associate Professor, Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
  • 2006 Assistant Professor, Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
  • 2009-2011 Ramón y Cajal research grant, Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
  • 2001 Visiting scholar, Civil Engineering School of the Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
  • 2001 PhD, University of California at Berkeley, USA.
  • 1996 Mechanical Engineering MSc (Fulbright scholarship), Stanford University, USA.
  • 1995 Mechanical Engineering degree, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid.
  • 2015 “Ramón y Cajal Fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Economy”
  • 1996 “Fulbright scholarship, Stanford University, USA”