PhD Candidate (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Miguel is a Ph.D. student at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, working with Professor Manuel Pastor on Computational Mechanic research within a Material Point Method (MPM) approach. He was granted between 2018 and 2020 by the Agustín de Betancourt foundation and during 2021 by the José Entrecanales Ibarra foundation. He received his B.Eng degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sevilla, awarding an honors grade for his bachelor’s thesis in tsunami simulation. Later, he obtained his M.Eng degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. During his M.Eng, Miguel contributed to the implementation of a multi-thread CUDA solver for Iber, an FVM software initiated by the Centre for Hydrographic Studies (CEDEX, Spanish Public Administration), Flumen Institute, and the International Center of Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE). His main line of research is the mathematical and numerical modeling of inelastic behavior in engineering materials (soils, concrete, steel, and rubber-like substances) using mesh-free techniques (MPM, OTM, and SPH). In addition, he is interested in multiphase Lagrangian formulations (i.e. soil-water interaction). Joining UC Berkeley as a visiting scholar in 2021, where he is working on the elastoplastic assessment of the anisotropic local maximum-entropy approximation for stable finite strain simulations in MPM.
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