Academic Coordinators

Marco Antonio Fontelos López

Researcher at CSIC

Currently working as scientific researcher at CSIC, in the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (ICMAT), has also been professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and visiting professor at the Universities of Minnesota, Virginia Tech, Bristol and Paris VI. Doctor in Applied Mathematics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, he has published more than a hundred articles in the areas of fluid mechanics and partial differential equations. He is interested mainly on subjects related to the movement of fluid interfaces and the possible formation of singularities, having published a book on the subject in the collection “Cambridge texts in Applied Mathematics” with J. Eggers. He has also worked on phase field models oriented to multiphysics problems combining fluid mechanics and electrodynamics as well as analytical and numerical techniques for solving them.

Andrés Gómez Tato

Applications & Projects Department Manager at CESGA

Andrés Gómez Tato is the Manager of the Applications & Projects Department of the Supercomputing Center of Galicia (CESGA). He holds a PhD in Physical Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela, and has previously worked in several companies of the ICT sector and manufacturing like Sermatica, Cesatel (now part of Indra), Tromosa or Unisys Spain. He has been part of numerous European and national projects related to ICT and modeling and simulation techniques, such as the European initiative FORTISSIMO, where CESGA has collaborated in 15 industrial experiments to apply the techniques of high performance computing and simulation in the industry. He is the author of more than 60 publications in scientific journals and conferences.

Elena Martín Ortega

Associate professor of Fluid Mechanics (UVigo)

PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (2002). Her doctoral thesis, carried out in the program of Motopropulsion and Termofluiddynamics of the Higher Technical School of Aeronautical Engineers under the supervision of the professors José Manuel Vega and Carlos Martel and entitled “Interaction between Faraday waves and Medium Flows” received the extraordinary doctorate award of the UPM corresponding to the 2002/2003 academic year. In 2003 she won the international prize for young researchers “David Crighton Fellowship” of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) of the University of Cambridge (U.K.). From September 1999 onwards she works in the area of ​​Fluid Mechanics in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Machines and Thermal Engines, Fluids and Aerospace of the University of Vigo, currently as a associate professor at the University. She has collaborated in several research contracts of regional, national and international scope with various companies and administrations and has been principal investigator of several research contracts. Her areas of interest are modeling, numerical simulation and experimentation of various thermo-fluid-dynamic processes, from analysis of manufacturing processes with thermal treatments to flows in micro-heat exchangers, among others.

Peregrina Quintela Estévez

Full professor of Applied Mathematics (USC)

Full professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Santiago de Compostela, specialized in mathematical modeling, mathematical analysis and numerical simulation of physics, engineering and applied sciences models. Throughout her career, she has combined teaching, research, transfer and management duties. Her broad interest in research and transference has led to the constant updating of her research lines, the improvement of course materials for increased value and accuracy, not only in undergraduate and master courses, but also in directed doctoral theses, academically directed works and undergraduate and master final project dissertations. Due to her commitment to transferring and the need to promote the great potential of Mathematics for industry, in recent years, she has devoted a great part of her efforts to management duties. In particular, she is, or has been, coordinator of the CESGA Node i-MATH PROJECT (2006-2012) and its Consulting Platform (2009-2012), President of the Spanish Network for Mathematics and Industry (math-in) (2011-), Director of the Technological Institute of Industrial Mathematics (ITMATI) (2013-), and member of the EU-MATHS-IN European Network Board (2015-). In 2016 she was honored with the María Wonenburger Prize, conceded by the Galician Government.

Patricia Barral Rodiño

Associate profesor at Applied Mathematics Department (USC)

PhD in Mathematics from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2001) and associate professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics of the University of Santiago de Compostela since 2003. She is part of the research group Mathematical Engineering from USC (mat+i) and is affiliated to ITMATI. The research work carried out during these years has focused on the mathematical analysis and numerical simulation of non-linear thermomechanical problems, mainly in viscoplastic problems and contact conditions. She has participated in different projects financed by national and regional public calls, as well as in numerous technology transfer contracts related to the numerical simulation of industrial problems sins the beginning of her research activity.

Manuel Febrero Bande

   Full Professor of Statistics and Operational Research (USC)

Manuel Febrero Bande is Full Professor of Statistics and Operational Research at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. His research lines include time series, resampling, spatial statistics, functional data and in general, applications of Statistics in medicine, environment and finance. In these areas he has published more than 40 papers in international scientific journals. In the field of transfer to the productive sector, he participates of has participated in more than 85 projects with companies or public administrations and he is an expert in the creation of scientific software and he has several developments in open source. He has been the coordinator of the Interuniversity Doctorate in Statistics and Operational Research, jointly organized by the Universities of Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña and Vigo.


María Teresa Sánchez Rúa

Associate Professor at the Defence Univerity Center in Zaragoza

María Teresa Sánchez works as associate professor at the Defence University Center in Zaragoza and she is part of the research team “Multiscale in mechanical and biological engineering” of the University of Zaragoza. She obtained her PhD in Mathematics in December 2009, with the thesis entitled “Mathematical analysis and numerical simulation of some nonlinear problems in solid mechanics”, under the direction of Peregrina Quintela and Patricia Barral from the University of Santiago de Compostela. From June 2007 to August 2011, she worked as a senior technician of the Consolider Ingenio Mathematica project, at Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA). Since September 2011 she is professor in the Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research Area of ​​the University Center of Defense (CUD) in Zaragoza. Her research focuses on mathematical modeling and numerical simulation of nonlinear problems from industrial and biological processes. She has participated in several projects and technology transfer contracts related to the numerical simulation of thermomechanical problems and structural stability.

Gerardo Enrique Oleaga Apadula

Associate Professor (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

He is Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematical Analysis and Applied Mathematics of Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has a PhD in Applied Mathematics and has been an associate professor at the Carlos III University and a visitor to the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, in Leipzig, Germany, in 2003/04. During his doctoral thesis and the postdoctoral period he has worked on the basic laws of propagation of fractures in fragile solid media, from the point of view of the continuum mechanics. Currently, he collaborates in research projects in computational biology and financial mathematics. He is coordinator of the Master of Mathematical Engineering of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences of the UCM.

Pablo Solano López

PhD student – Applied Physics Department (UPM)

Pablo Solano López is a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering between the European Space Agency (Propulsion and Aerothermodynamics Section) and the Polytechnic University of Madrid, UPM (research group in Inertial Fusion and Plasma Physics) (2014-2018). He is an Aerospace Engineer from the UPM and the Grande École ISAE since 2013 and he made the Master’s in Fluid Mechanics research at the von Kármán Institute, Brussels, between 2013 and 2014. During his thesis, he has been a visitor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in the group: “Non-Equilibrium Kinetics & Radiative Gas Flows” and in the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in the Non-Linear Fluid Dynamics Group as well as teaching collaborator in the UPM. His lines of research are the development of numerical algorithms for the resolution and study of partial differential equations, their application to problems such as “Direct Navier-Stokes Simulations” (DNS) in environments of atmospheric re-entry and the modeling of solid interfaces thermally active fluid.