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Research projects

I am currently working in the following research projects:

  • Funded by the European Commission
    • HiPERFORM, ECSEL 2107-2-RIA call, led by AVL List GmbH (Austria)
        - PI: J. Cuadrado, (University of A Coruña subproject), (2018 - 2021)
        - Development of real-time co-simulation algorithms for automotive systems.
  • Funded by the Ministry of Economy of Spain
    • COSIMBAUTO, Real-Time Co-Simulation for Automotive Simulation-Based Test Benches, University of A Coruña (2018 - 2021). PI: M. A. Naya.
        - Definition of real-time co-simulation interfaces for automotive systems.
    • Efficient Design and Optimal Control of Multibody Systems Based on Sensitivity Analysis
      University of A Coruña (2016 - 2020), PI: D. Dopico - Sensitivity analysis of multibody dynamics formulations.


Besides my teams at University of A Coruña and McGill University, I have established collaborations with the following researchers and institutions:

  • Prof. Pierangelo Masarati, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
  • Prof. Bruce Minaker, Vehicle Dynamics and Control Research Group, University of Windsor, ON, Canada.
  • Prof. Josep Maria Font-Llagunes, Biomechanical Engineering Lab, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain.
  • Dr. Roland Pastorino, Siemens Industry Software, Leuven, Belgium.
  • Prof. Aki Mikkola, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
  • Prof. Pawel Malczyk, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.
    AVL     CMLabs     Siemens


McGill 2010 - 2014: Post-doctoral fellow
      Applied Dynamics Laboratory - McGill University
      Montréal, QC, Canada
EUDI 2005 - 2010: Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering
      Laboratorio de Ingeniería Mecánica - University of A Coruña
      Ferrol, Galicia, Spain
RPI 2009: Visiting scholar
      Computational Dynamics Laboratory - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
      Troy, NY, USA
LUT 2007: Visiting scholar
      Department of Mechanical Engineering - Lappeenranta University of Technology
      Lappeenranta, Finland
Tecnun 1999 - 2004: Degree in Mechanical Engineering
      Tecnun - Technological Campus of the University of Navarra
      San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Awards and accomplishments

  • Member of the Technical Committee for Multibody Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), 2019 - 2024.
  • Ramón y Cajal tenure-track fellowship, Ministry of Economy, Spain, 2018 – 2023.
  • Member of the Technical Committee for Multibody Dynamics of IFToMM (International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science), October 9, 2017.
  • National Accreditation as Associate Professor (Profesor Titular de Universidad), ANECA (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación), Spain, 2015.
  • Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral fellowship, Ministry of Economy, Spain, 2014 – 2017.
  • PhD Award (Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado) to the best PhD theses in Mechanical Engineering, University of A Coruña, Spain, 2012.
  • FPU doctoral scholarship, Ministry of Education, Spain, 2006 – 2010.
  • University Education National Award (Premio Nacional de Terminación de Estudios Universitarios) to the best University students in Mechanical Engineering, Ministry of Education, Spain, 2005. Ranked second nationwide.