Curriculum vitae

Last update: 2022-06-09

Personal information

Personal details

  • Surnames, name: Verdugo Rojano, Francesc

  • Year of birth: 1984

  • Citizenship: Spanish

  • Google scholar: qsCpGPAAAAAJ

  • ORCID: 0000-0003-3667-443X

  • Research ID: N-1674-2016

Forthcoming position

  • 2022-08-01: Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department at VU Amsterdam.

Previous positions

Academic degrees

  • 2013: PhD Civil Engineer by UPC. Grade: excellent cum laude (maximum grade). (See PhD thesis)

  • 2009: Bsc Msc Civil Engineer (ingeniero de caminos, canales y puertos) by UPC. (See MSc thesis)

Abilitations

  • 2018: Abilitation for university assistant professor by AQU.

  • 2015: Abilitation for university lecturer by AQU.

Programming skills

Fellowships and awards

Competitive individual fellowships

  1. 2020: Severo Ochoa – Postdoc fellowship. Spanish research foundation.

  2. 2018: Beatriu Pinós – Postdoc fellowship (success rate ~15%). AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya.

  3. 2017: Juan de la Cierva Incorporación – Postdoc fellowship (success rate ~10%). Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovacion.

  4. 2016: Postdoc UPC – Postdoc fellowship. UPC.

  5. 2009: FPU-UPC – PhD fellowship. UPC.

Awards

  1. 2017: Seal of Excellence to the project proposal Simulation of additive manufacturing with innovative large-scale finite elements submitted under the Horizon 2020’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016.

  2. 2014: ECCOMAS award for the best Ph.D theses of 2013 on computational methods in applied sciences and engineering. European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences – ECCOMAS (link).

  3. 2014: SEMNI award to the best Ph.D thesis 2013 on numerical methods in engineering. Sociedad Española de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería – SEMNI (link).

Publications

Peer-reviewed journal publications

Preprints

  1. S.Badia, H. Dilip, F. Verdugo. Space-time aggregated finite element methods for time-dependent problems on moving domains. arXiv:2206.03626

  2. S. Badia, E. Neiva, F. Verdugo. Robust high-order unfitted finite elements by interpolation-based discrete extension. arXiv:2201.06632

  3. W. Yao, F. Verdugo, R.E. Christiansen, S.G. Johnson. Trace formulation for photonic inverse design with incoherent sources. arXiv:2111.13046

Published or in press

  1. S. Badia, P.A. Martorell, F. Verdugo (2022). Geometrical discretisations for unfitted finite elements on explicit boundary representations. Journal of Computational Physics, vol 460, pp. 111162. DOI:10.1016/j.jcp.2022.111162 arXiv:2110.01378

  2. F. Verdugo and S. Badia (2022). The software design of Gridap: a Finite Element package based on the Julia JIT compiler. Computer Physics Communications, vol. 276, pp. 108341. DOI:10.1016/j.cpc.2022.108341 arXiv:2109.12818

  3. S. Badia, E. Neiva, F. Verdugo (2022). Linking ghost penalty and aggregated unfitted methods. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 388, pp. 114232. DOI:10.1016/j.cma.2021.114232 arXiv:2106.13728

  4. L. Lu, R. Pestourie, W. Yao, Z. Wang, F. Verdugo, S.G. Johnson (2021). Physics-informed neural networks with hard constraints for inverse design. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, vol. 43, pp. B1105–B1132. DOI:10.1137/21M1397908 arXiv:2102.04626

  5. S. Badia, A.F. Martín, E. Neiva, and F. Verdugo (2021). The aggregated unfitted finite element method on parallel tree-based adaptive meshes. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, vol. 43, pp. C203–C234. DOI:10.1137/20M1344512 arXiv:2006.05373

  6. S. Badia, A.F. Martín, E. Neiva, and F. Verdugo (2020). A generic finite element framework on parallel tree-based adaptive meshes. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, vol. 42, pp. C436–C468. DOI:10.1137/20M1328786 arXiv:1907.03709

  7. S. Badia and F. Verdugo (2020). Gridap: An extensible Finite Element toolbox in Julia Journal of Open Source Software, vol. 5(52), pp. 2520. DOI:10.21105/joss.02520

  8. F. Verdugo, A. F. Martin, and S. Badia (2019). Distributed-memory parallelization of the aggregated unfitted finite element method. Computer Methods Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 357, pp 112583. DOI:10.1016/j.cma.2019.112583 arXiv:1902.01168

  9. S. Badia, A. F. Martin, and F. Verdugo (2018). Mixed Aggregated Finite Element Methods for the Unfitted Discretization of the Stokes Problem. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, vol. 40, pp. B1541–B1576. DOI:10.1137/18M1185624 arXiv:1805.01727

  10. S. Badia, F. Verdugo, and A. F. Martín (2018). The aggregated unfitted finite element method for elliptic problems. Computer Methods Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 336, pp. 533–553. DOI:10.1016/j.cma.2018.03.022 arXiv:1709.09122.

  11. S. Badia and F. Verdugo (2018). Robust and scalable domain decomposition solvers for unfitted finite element methods. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, vol. 344, pp. 740–759. DOI:10.1016/j.cam.2017.09.034 arXiv:1703.06323

  12. F. Verdugo, C. J. Roth, L. Yoshihara and W. A. Wall (2016). Efficient solvers for coupled models in respiratory mechanics. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 33. DOI:10.1002/cnm.2795

  13. F. Verdugo and W. A. Wall (2016). Unified Computational Framework for the Efficient Solution of N-Field Coupled Problems with Monolithic Schemes. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 310, pp. 335–366. DOI:10.1016/j.cma.2016.07.016 arXiv:1605.01522

  14. F. Verdugo, N. Parés and P. Díez (2014). Error assessment in structural transient dynamics. Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, vol. 21, pp. 59–90. DOI:10.1007/s11831-014-9096-x

  15. F. Verdugo, N. Parés and P. Díez (2014). Goal-oriented space-time adaptivity for transient dynamics using a modal description of the adjoint solution. Computational Mechanics, vol. 54, pp. 331–352. DOI:10.1007/s00466-014-0988-2

  16. F. Verdugo, N. Parés and P. Díez (2013). Modal based goal-oriented error assessment for timeline-dependent quantities in transient dynamics. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 95, pp. 685–720. DOI:10.1002/nme.4538

  17. F. Casadei, P. Díez and F. Verdugo (2013). An algorithm for mesh refinement and un-refinement in fast transient dynamics. International Journal of Computational Methods, vol. 10, pp. 1–31. DOI:10.1142/S0219876213500187

  18. F. Verdugo and P. Díez (2012). Computable bounds of functional outputs in linear visco-elastodynamics. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 245-246, pp. 313–330. DOI:10.1016/j.cma.2012.06.016

Book chapters

  1. E. Àlvarez, O. Cortada, and F. Verdugo. Excavació del tunel de la futura línia 9 del Metro de Barcelona. In: Seguretat, medi ambient, qualitat a la construcció: la visió dels estudiants: curs 2005–06, pp. 31–45. CIMNE, 2006, ISBN 84-96736-03-2.

Conference talks

Italics show the presenting author

  1. O. Colomés, F. Verdugo, S. van Hoof. A monolithic Finite Element formulation for the hydroelastic analysis of Very Large Floating Structures. The 8th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering. 5-9 June 2022, Oslo, Norway.

  2. M. Benzaouia, W. Yao, A. Cerjan, Z. Lin, C. Roques-Carmes, F. Verdugo, R.E. Christiansen, S.G. Johnson. Foundations of lasing and emission from surface-patterned structures. Active Photonic Platforms XIII. August 2021.

  3. F. Verdugo, E. Neiva, O. Colomes, S. Badia. New tools to solve PDEs in Julia with Gridap.jl. JuliaCon 2021. Online event. July 2021.

  4. P. Martorell, S. Badia, F. Verdugo. From STLs to embedded integration meshes via robust polyhedra clipping. (invited session), 9th edition of the International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (COUPLED PROBLEMS 2021) , Online event, June 2021.

  5. E. Neiva, S. Badia, F. Verdugo. High-order unfitted finite elements with aggregation by interpolation. (invited session), 9th edition of the International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (COUPLED PROBLEMS 2021) , Online event, June 2021.

  6. F. Verdugo. Solving partial differential equations in Julia with Gridap.jl. JuliaCon 2020. Online event. July 2020.

  7. E. Neiva, S. Badia, A.F. Martín, F. Verdugo and M. Chiumenti, FEMPAR-AM: A parallel FE framework for the simulation of powder-bed metal additive manufacturing processes. II International Conference on Simulation for Additive Manufacturing (Sim-AM 2019), Pavia, Italy, September 2019.

  8. F. Verdugo, A. F. Martín, and S. Badia, Simplifying mesh generation in large-scale simulations via embedded finite elements. (invited session). International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019), Valencia, Spain, July 2019.

  9. E. Neiva, S. Badia; A. F. Martín, and F. Verdugo, FEMPAR-AM: Leveraging unfitted finite elements, hierarchical octree meshes and balancing domain decomposition by constraints for digital design and certification in 3D printing with metals. International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019), Valencia, Spain, July 2019.

  10. F. Verdugo, A. F. Martín, and S. Badia, Implementation and performance of the aggregated unfitted finite element method at large scales. (invited session), Congress on Numerical Methods in Engineering (CMN2019), Guimarães, Portugal, July 2019.

  11. P. A. Martorell, F. Verdugo, and S. Badia, Integration technique for Unfitted Finite Element Methods on 3D CAD defined domains. (invited session), VII International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (COUPLED PROBLEMS 2019), Sitges, Spain, June 2019.

  12. F. Verdugo, A. F. Martín, and S. Badia, Large-scale embedded domain simulations by means of the AggFEM method. (invited session), VII International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (COUPLED PROBLEMS 2019), Sitges, Spain, June 2019.

  13. S. Badia, A. F. Martín, F. Verdugo, Aggregated Unfitted Finite Element Methods for Large Scale Simulations on Octree Meshes. (invited session), 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XIII), New York, United States of America, July 2018.

  14. E. Neiva, S. Badia; A. F. Martín, and F. Verdugo, FEMPAR-AM: a parallel finite-element framework for the simulation of metal additive manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing Benchmarks 2018 (AM-Bench 2018), Gaithersburg, United States of America, July 2018.

  15. F. Verdugo, S. Badia, and A. F. Martín, Large-scale simulations with unfitted finite element techniques. (invited session), 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6), Glasgow, United Kingdom, June 2018.

  16. S. Badia, F. Verdugo, and A. F. Martín, Unfitted solution of the stokes problema using aggregation-based finite elements. (invited session), 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 6), Glasgow, United Kingdom, June 2018.

  17. F. Verdugo and S. Badia, Optimal solvers for unfitted finite elements: preliminary steps towards FSI applications (invited session), Congress on Numerical Methods in Engineering (CMN2017), Valencia, Spain, July 3–5, 2017.

  18. F. Verdugo and S. Badia, Scalable domain decomposition solvers for immersed boundary methods (invited session), eXtended Discretization MethodS (X-DMS 2017), Umea, Sweden, June 19–21, 2017.

  19. S. Badia and F. Verdugo, Scalable domain decomposition solvers for embedded boundary methods (invited session), 2017 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Atlanta, USA, February 27 – March 3, 2017.

  20. S. Badia and F. Verdugo, Embedded boundary methods and domain decomposition (invited session), International Conference on Domain Decomposition Methods (DDXXIV), Svalbard, Norway, February 6–10, 2017.

  21. F. Verdugo and W. A. Wall, Versatile approach for preconditioning linear systems for the solution of N-field coupled problems (invited session), VI Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, Venice, Italy, May 18–20, 2015.

  22. F. Verdugo, Error assessment and adaptivity for structural transient dynamics (semi-plenary lecture), 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI), Barcelona, Spain, July 20–25, 2014.

  23. P. Díez, N. Parés, S. Zlotnik, F. Verdugo and A. Huerta, Reduced Order Models with (and for) goal-oriented error assessment (semi-plenary lecture), 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM XI), Barcelona, Spain, July 20–25, 2014.

  24. F. Verdugo, N. Parés and P. Díez, Error assessment for timeline-dependent quantities of interest in structural dynamics (contributed session), Congress on Numerical Methods in Engineering 2013, Bilbao, Spain, June 25–28, 2013.

  25. F. Verdugo, P. Díez, and N. Parés, Error assessment for timeline-dependent quantities of interest in transient elastodynamics (contributed session), VI International Conference on Adaptive Modeling and Simulation (ADMOS 2013), Lisbon, Portugal, June 3–5, 2013.

  26. P. Díez, F. Verdugo and N. Parés, Goal-oriented error control for dynamical and evolutionary systems: assessing time-line dependent quantities of interest (invited session), V International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (Coupled Problems 2013), Ibiza, Spain, June 17–19, 2013.

  27. F. Verdugo and P. Díez, Computable bounds of linear functional outputs in linear visco-elastodynamics (contributed session), European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2012), Vienna, Austria, September 10–14, 2012.

  28. P. Díez, F. Verdugo and N. Parés, Goal-oriented error assessment for structural dynamics (contributed session), 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM 2012), Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 8–13, 2012.

  29. F. Verdugo, P. Díez and F. Casadei, Natural Quantities of Interest in Linear Elastodynamics for Goal-Oriented Error Assessment and Adaptivity (contributed session), International Conference on Adaptive Modeling and Simulation (ADMOS 2011), Paris, France, June 6–8, 2011.

  30. P. Díez, N. Parés, L. M. Steffens, R. A. Rosales and F. Verdugo, Error estimation and goal-oriented adaptivity for wave problems and transient structural dynamics (contributed session), IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems in Engineering, Lisboa, Portugal, 2008.

Teaching and supervision experience

Taught courses

  1. 2016-17 (1st semester): Lecturer of the module Structures and Strength of Materials (4.5 ECTS). Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering. Escola d'Enginyeria de Telecomunicació i Aeroespacial de Castelldefels (EETAC), UPC.

  2. 2015-16 (2nd semester): Lecturer of the module Structures and Strength of Materials (4.5 ECTS). Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering. Escola d'Enginyeria de Telecomunicació i Aeroespacial de Castelldefels (EETAC), UPC.

  3. 2015-16 (1st semester): Lecturer of the module Computational Solid and Fluid Dynamics (5 ECTS). Engineering Science Degree. Munich School of Engineering (MSE), TUM.

  4. 2014-15 (1st semester): Lecturer of the module Computational Solid and Fluid Dynamics (5 ECTS). Engineering Science Degree. Munich School of Engineering (MSE), TUM.

  5. 2011-12 (2nd semester): Teaching assistant of the module Numerical Modeling (9 ECTS). Civil Engineering Degree. Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona (ETSECCPB), UPC.

  6. 2010-11 (2nd semester): Teaching assistant of the module Numerical Modeling (9 ECTS). Civil Engineering Degree. Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona (ETSECCPB), UPC.

Supervised PhD theses

  1. Ongoing PhD thesis at UPC (co-supervised with Prof. Santiago Badia). Student: P. Martorell. Topic: Leveraging CAD models in embedded finite element methods. Started at 2018-10-08.

Collaboration with other PhD students

Even though I am not officially advising the following students, I am actively collaborating in the research of these other PhD thesis:

  1. Ongoing PhD thesis at Monash (supervised by Prof. Santiago Badia). Student: Hridya Dilip. Topic: Space-time embedded finite element methods.

  2. Ongoing PhD thesis at MIT (supervised by Prof Steven G. Johnson). Student: Wenji Yao. Topic: Topology optimization in photonics.

Other mentoring activities

  1. Mentor in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2021. Student: Pau Riera Portillo. Project: [Gridap] Visualizing PDE approximations in Julia with Gridap.jl and Makie.jl.

Participation in competitive RTD projects

Participation as co-PI

  1. 2015.09.01 – 2016.08.31: PI: W.A. Wall, Junior Co-PI: F. Verdugo. Efficient solvers for coupled problems in respiratory mechanics. The Bavarian Competence Network for Technical and Scientific High Performance Computing – KONWIHR (Germany). 50,000 €. Id: KONWIHR IV/I.

Participation as researcher

  1. 2019.01.01 – 2021.12.31: PI: S. Badia. SOFAST: A Stochastic Optimization Framework for Aircraft STructural design. Ministerio de competitividad innovación y universidades (Spain). 95.590 €. Id: RTI2018-096898-B-I00.

  2. 2018.06.01 – 2021.05.31: PI (CIMNE sub-project): R. Rossi. ExaQUte: EXAscale Quantification of Uncertainties for Technology and Science Simulation. European Comission (H2020). 698.500 €. Id: 800898.

  3. 2016.04.01 – 2019.10.01: PI (CIMNE sub-project): M. Chiumenti. EMUSIC: Efficient Manufacturing for Aerospace Components Using Additive Manufacturing, Net Shape HIP and Investment Casting. European Comission (H2020). 170.000€ (CIMNE sub-project). Id: 690725.

  4. 2016.11.01 – 2018.04.30: PI: S. Badia. NuWaSim: On a Nuclear Waste Deep Repository Simulator. European Research Council (Proof of Concept Grant). 149,250.00 €. Id: 737439.

  5. 2008 – 2020: PI: N. A. Adams. Fundamental Technologies for the Development of Future Space-Transport-System Components under HighThermal and Mechanical Loads. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG (Germany). Id: SFB/TRR 40.

  6. 2012.01.01 – 2014.12.31: PI: A. Huerta. Desarrollo y análisis del método PGD para procesos de conformado termoplástico. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (Spain). 147,620€. Id: DPI2011-27778-C02-02.

  7. 2009.07.22 – 2015.05.01: PI: A. Huerta. Mètodes Numèrics en ciències aplicades i enginyeria. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca – AGAUR (Catalonia, Spain). 48.880 €. Id: 2009 SGR 875.

Organizing committees and boards

Scientific and technical committees

  1. Member of the Scientific committee of the IX International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering – Coupled 2021.

  2. Member of the Scientific committee of the ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference 2021 – YIC 2021.

  3. Member of the Scientific committee of the ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference 2017 – YIC 2017.

Reviewer in international scientific journals

  1. Reviewer of Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics.

  2. Reviewer of International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering.

  3. Reviewer of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.

  4. Reviewer of the International Journal of Computational Methods.

  5. Reviewer of the The Journal of Open Source Software.

Organization of R&D activities

  1. Co-organizer of the mini-symposium Recent Advances in Immersed Bboundary and Fictitious domain methods, on the 8th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Oslo, Norway, 5-9 June 2022.

  2. Co-organizer of the mini-symposium Advanced Discretization and Solution Techniques for Unfitted Finite Elements in Coupled Problems, on the IX International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (online event), June 2021.

  3. Co-organizer of the mini-symposium Unfitted discretization methods: From theory to multidisciplinary applications on the Congress on Numerical Methods in Engineering (CMN2019), Gimaraes, Portugal, July 2019.

  4. Co-organizer of the mini-symposium Advanced Discretization and Solution Techniques for Unfitted Finite Elements in Coupled Problems, on the VIII International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, Sitges, Spain, June 2019.

  5. Co-organizer of the mini-symposium Iterative solvers and preconditioning techniques for Extended Discretization Methods on the ECCOMAS conference on extended discretization methods on partial differential equations on complex and evolving domains, Umea, Sweden, 19 – 21, June, 2017.

  6. Member of the Local Organizing Committee of the VI International Conference on Adaptive Modeling and Simulation (ADMOS 2013), Lisbon, Portugal, June 3 – 5, 2013.