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Ignacio Romero

Professor of Solid Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering Department
ETSI Industriales
Technical University of Madrid
José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2
28006 Madrid
+34 91 3363130

ORCID link
Researcher ID: H-2129-2015

Director of IMDEA Materials Institute


  • Industrial Engineering, 1995 (Major in Mechanical Engineering) (UPComillas)
  • MS Mechanical Engineering, 1997 (Stanford University)
  • PhD Civil Engineering, 2001 (University of California, Berkeley)


  • Fulbright Scholar, 1996/97
  • “Ramón y Cajal” grant, Spanish ministry of Science and Innovation, 2001/05
  • Mobility grant, 2001/12, Caja Madrid Foundation
  • Zienkiewicz prize and medal, 2011, Institution of Civil Engineers (London) & Wiley


I am interested in computational solid, fluid, and structural mechanics. This entails the modeling and approximate solution of the (partial differential) equations that govern their thermo mechanical response. Specifically
  • Dynamical problems, their geometric structure, and numerical methods designed to preserve the latter.
  • Nonlinear models for beams and shells which can accommodate very large deformations, and numerical methods that solve them without any geometrical approximation.
  • Approximation methods, in general, such as finite elements, meshless methods, etc.
  • Algorithms for multiscale problems in solids, both in space and time. In particular, those based on statistical mechanics.