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Prof. Francisco J Huera-Huarte
Associate Professor (Profesor Titular) of Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical Engineer, UPC, 2003
PhD, Dept. of Aeronautics, Imperial College London, 2006
Marie Curie Research Fellow, GALCIT, CALTECH, 2008-2010

Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluids and Structures

Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Eng.

Awards:

Isabel P Trabal Young Investigator Award 2015, Fundación Caixa Enginyers
Agustín de Betancourt Young Investigator Award 2014, Real Academia de Ingeniería

Previous appointments:

Visiting Associate in Aerospace at  GALCITCALTECH, 2018
Visiting Scholar at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2016
Visiting Associate in Aerospace at  GALCITCALTECH, 2015
Guest Faculty, PMMH, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, 2015
Visiting Associate in Aerospace at  GALCITCALTECH, 2014
Marie Curie IOF Postdoctoral Fellow,  GALCITCALTECH, 2008-2009

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PhD students:

  • Héctor Diaz (co-supervised with Leo González at UPM, since April 2016) – numerical FSI, free surface flows
  • Javier Neira (FPI grant, since Dec 2017) – Renewable energy / propulsion
  • Rafael Salles (Visiting PhD student, USP Brazil) – Vortex-Induced Vibration

PhD Alumni:

  • Sukruth Satheesh (URV grant, since March 2016) – Hydrodynamics and free-surface flows
  • Miguel Somoano Rodriguez  (PhD April 2018 – now postdoc) –  Renewable energy
  • Zafar Abbas Bangash (PhD May 2015) – VIV and WIV of flexible cylinders
  • Rafael Fernández-Prats (PhD May 2015) – Bio-inspired propulsion

Collaborators:

Gharib’s groupGraduate Aerospace LaboratoriesCalifornia Institute of Technology

Ramiro Godoy-Diana, PMMH lab, ESPCI, ParisTech.

Bluff Bodies and Vortex Flows, Departament of Aeronautics, Imperial College London

Canal Ensayos Hidrodinámicos, Escuela Técnica Superior Ingeniería NavalUniversidad Politécnica Madrid

Past visitors:

Roberto Sosa, Laboratorio Fluido Dinámica, U. Buenos Aires, Argentina. (June 2016)

Jose Ignacio Jimenez, Fluid Mechanics Research Group, U. Jaén. (Sept.-Dec. 2016)

Clément Haeck, MSc student ENS Paris Saclay (April – July 2017)