Team members


Pilar García-Navarro
Full Professor
Head of the group. Since 2010 Full Professor in Fluid Mechanics at the Universidad Zaragoza, Spain. Coordination of 12 research projects. Participation in 17 research projects. Supervision of 12 completed Phd thesis. Invited presentations/seminars in 5 international meetings. More than 90 conference papers. Organizer of three international workshops. Research activity focused on the specific field of numerical models for efficient and accurate simulation in realistic cases with applications to engineering.
Pilar Brufau
Since 2009 Professor in Fluid Mechanics at the Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. Research interests are focused on the development of numerical models to simulate steady and unsteady 1D, 2D and coupled 1D-2D free surface flow in irregular geometries with strong variations of topography with wet-dry fronts; development of numerical models for surface irrigation and optimal gates control in irrigation channel systems; development of numerical hydrological-hydraulic models to evaluate climate change in basins.
Javier Murillo
Phd in 2006. The research work has focused on the development of simulation tools with application to environmental flows both from a practical point of view and from the perspective of the development of new mathematical methods to improve results. Both lines have generated numerous publications in high impact journals and prestige, and the results cover different aspects to the world of engineering and the environment. A post-doctoral year stay at the University of Trento in 2007.
Javier Fernández-Pato
PhD student
His research interests are focused on the development of implicit numerical methods for the simulation of unsteady surface and groundwater flows, coupled with hydrological processes. He also works on the implementation of efficient linear matrix solvers as well as the application of novel mathematical techniques to hydraulic/hydrologic simulation.
Adrián Navas-Montilla
PhD student
His research activity focuses on the generation of high order numerical schemes with special emphasis on the numerical treatment of source terms, as well as the study of blood flow and drug transport in the human circulatory system. Currently participating in a project for the development of computational simulation tools for health monitoring and control of cardiovascular responses to surgical alterations.
Geovanny Gordillo
PhD student
His research interests are predictions of the activated sludge model (ASM1 and ASM2) compared to field data during both steady-state and dynamic conditions using one set of model parameters. Santander predoctoral grant.
Sergio Martínez-Aranda
PhD student
His research interests are focused on the development of high performance mathematical and numerical models to predict hydraulic and geomorphological processes, involving sediment transitory transport, with direct application to flooding control and prevention.
Isabel Echeverribar
MSc student
Her activity is mainly focused on the development of numerical methods for the simulation of unsteady surface flows. In particular, her work is related with the study of environmental flows, river flooding modelization and the use of internal boundary conditions to reduce the computational time in 2D models.


External collaborators


Javier Burguete
Soil and Water. EEAD-CSIC, Zaragoza. PhD in Physics (2003) from the University of Zaragoza. Presently, full time researcher at the Estación Experimental de Aula-Dei (CSIC) and associated researcher at the Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), Universidad de Zaragoza. His interests are numerical methods, hydraulic models and the associated software. He has created and develops computational packages with application to sprinkler and furrow irrigation, flow simulation and channel management optimization.
Daniel Caviedes-Voullième
Research interests focused around numerical methods for coupled surface, subsurface and geomorphological flows. His work aims to develop, improve and make applicable a variety of multidimensional numerical solvers for environemntal, hydrological, hydraulic and geomorphological applications. He also works on novel high order numerical methods for such flows. Currently, appointed as researcher and lecturer at the Chair of Hydrology, Brandenburg University of Technology (Germany)
Carmelo Juez
Postdoctoral researcher
His field of research is focused on the study of geomorphological flows in two fields: 1) sediment transport with uniform and non-uniform grain size mixtures in alluvial channels and reservoirs and 2) landslides over steep areas. The combination of analytical and numerical modelling with laboratory experiments and field cases constitutes the basis of his research. Additionally, efficient computation with up-to-date techniques, such as OMP parallelization and GPU, are also considered during his work. At present postdoctoral fellow at EPFL, Lausanne.
Mario Morales-Hernández
Postdoctoral researcher
His activity is mainly related to the design and implementation of efficient numerical schemes such as Large Time Step (LTS) schemes or 1D-2D models. He is interested in developing new fast and accurate features and numerical techniques for PDE's applied to environmental flows. He also collaborates in HPC techniques (paralell codes and GPU implementation) and adjoint-based methods. Currently at Aula-Dei (CSIC) with a Juan de la Cierva-Formación grant.
Asier Lacasta
R&D BSH employee
His research interests are in the areas of high performance computational mechanics, PDE-constrained optimization and efficient implementation of numerical methods for partial differential equations. He works on the development of efficient computational tools and adjoint-based optimizers for the modelling of free surface flows.