Miquel Aguirre


Miquel Aguirre was born in Girona (Spain) in 1982. He obtained his degree in Civil Engineering (Ingeniería de Caminos, Canales y Puertos) from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2008. From 2006 to 2008 he worked as an intern at the Civil Engineering division of SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, where he remained as a project engineer between 2008 and 2010. In 2010 he started a PhD program at Swansea University (UK) under the supervision of Professor Javier Bonet and Professor Antonio Gil and as a part of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network ATCOME (https://www.lacan.upc.edu/atcome). He defended his PhD thesis in 2014, where he worked in the development of advanced numerical techniques for fast solid dynamics. From September 2014 till December 2016 he carried out a postdoc at the Computational Vascular Biomechanics Lab (https://bloodflow.engin.umich.edu/) at the University of Michigan, where he developed nonlinear fluid-structure interaction algorithms for blood flow simulation, under the supervision of Professor C. Alberto Figueroa and within the open-source software CRIMSON (http://www.crimson.software/), developed under the support of the European Research Council. Since January 2017 he works as a senior researcher in TECNALIA, where he is in charge of designing new research lines in computational mechanics within the Building and Construction division. His research interests are in the development of numerical techniques for the simulation of advanced mechanics for solving advanced engineering and scientific challenges. He has expertise in stabilized Finite Elements, Finite Volume Method, structural membranes, nonlinear continuum mechanics, computational fluid mechanics and fluid structure interaction.