Nonlinear Solid Mechanics Group
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Members

The NSM group is formed by 3 young faculties of the Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis of the University Carlos III of Madrid. At present, 4 students are carrying out their PhD theses under the supervision of the members of NSM.

José Antonio Rodríguez-Martínez

José Antonio Rodríguez-Martínez

Head of NMS Group

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  • Dr. Rodríguez-Martínez holds a position of Associate Professor at the Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis of the University Carlos III of Madrid, where he is the head of the Nonlinear Solid Mechanics group.
  • He has co-authored more than 50 per-reviewed papers that have been published in renowned journals of Solid Mechanics: JMPS, IJP, IJSS, MOM, IJES, PRSA… and participated in numerous international conferences and workshops where he has delivered various invited lectures.
  • Dr. Rodríguez-Martínez has been chairman of 2 international symposiums devoted to the dynamic behaviour of solids and structures, and has organized thematic sessions in several international conferences.
  • He has been awarded in 2017 with an ERC Starting Grant which aims at unravelling the mechanisms which govern the fragmentation of metallic materials at high strain rates. Moreover, he is currently the coordinator of two other European Grants (consortiums), within the framework of the H2020-MSCA actions, to study, in collaboration with researchers of different European and American institutions, the flow behavior and fracture of engineering materials subjected to extreme loading conditions.
  • The main topics of research Dr. Rodríguez-Martínez are the constitutive modelling of metallic materials at high strain rates, the analysis of plastic instabilities and fracture in ductile solids subjected to dynamic loading, and the large amplitude vibrations of nonlinear elastic structures.
 Guadalupe Vadillo

Guadalupe Vadillo

Staff of NSM Group

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  • Defended her doctoral thesis in 2007, which was awarded with the Extraordinary Doctorate award of the UC3M in 2008 and with the Third Prize in the Annual Competition of Doctoral Thesis organized by the Association of the Mechanical Engineers of the Autonomous Region of Madrid.
  • She has published 18 per-review papers and she participated in 18 conferences.
  • She mentored 4 Masters Students and she is currently supervising 3 PhD Students.
  • Professor Vadillo is leader of a WP in the project OUTCOME.
Álvaro Vaz-Romero

Álvaro Vaz-Romero

Staff of NSM Group

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  • Assistant professor, doctorate with honors in 2015 in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Organization by the UC3M.
  • Researcher with over six years of experience in fields like experimental mechanics, behavior of materials, fracture mechanics, mechanical characterization, numerical modeling and applied mathematics.
  • He has published 10 peer-review JCR papers in renowned journals of Solid Mechanics.
  • He has participated in regional, national and international projects.
  • He is currently the project manager of the project OUTCOME and QUANTIFY, and co-principal investigator of project APPLIED.
Manjunath Dakshinamurthy

Manjunath Dakshinamurthy

Student

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  • Mr. Manjunath Dakshinamurthy is a PhD student and Marie Curie early stage researcher (ESR) in nonlinear solid mechanics group, department of continuum mechanics and structural analysis, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
  • Born in Bengaluru India, he holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from visvesvaraya technological university India and master’s degree in material science and simulation from ICAMS Ruhr University Bochum Germany.
  • Mr Dakshinamurthy's research interests are Numerical modelling, Computational plasticity, Ductile damage, Crystal plasticity.
  • Currently, he is working on developing numerical models to study void growth and coalescence in single crystals and polycrystals.
Komi Espoir N’Souglo

Komi Espoir N’Souglo

Student

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  • Komi Espoir N’Souglo was born in Lomé (TOGO) where he started, in 2011, his engineering degree program in the field of civil engineering at the National Superior School of Engineering (ENSI-LOME-TOGO).
  • In 2014, he was selected in a student exchange program with the National Engineering School of Metz (ENIM-FRANCE) where he did a double degree program: mechanical engineering degree and Master of Research focused on mechanics of materials which provided him with a strong background in solids mechanics.
  • Since 2016 he is working as an Early Stage Research at the University Carlos III of Madrid in the OUTCOME project (European Marie Curie Innovative Training Network) on the topic named “Development of necking instabilities in anisotropic ductile plates subjected to dynamic loading”.
  • Broadly speaking, his research deals with the localization of plastic flow in anisotropic and porous ductile metals using three-pronged approach: analytical, finite element calculations and experiments.
Pilar Fernández

Pilar Fernández-Pisón

Student

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  • Pilar Fernandez Pison is a PhD student at the Nonlinear Solid Mechanics Group of the University Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) working in the Doctoral Student Programme at CERN (Switzerland) within the framework of the ITER Project.
  • She studied Aeronautical Engineering in the University of Seville (Spain) and carried out her master thesis in the Physics of Fluids Group at the University of Twente (Netherlands). Afterwards, she did a one-year internship at CERN in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Group.
  • The main objective of her PhD is the development of a constitutive model for the strain-induced martensitic transformation in nitrogen-strengthened stainless steel at cryogenic temperatures. This study is of great interest in the context of high-field superconducting magnets since their structural components are mainly built from the named steels.
Stylianos Tsopanidis

Stylianos Tsopanidis

Student

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Pilar Fernández

Navab Hosseini

Student

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  • Navab Hosseini is a PhD student of mechanical engineering at UC3M university. He is also an early stage researcher at Nonlinear Solid Mechanics Group in the PURPOSE project. His research interests are Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Damage Mechanics, Plasticity and anisotropic behavior of materials.
  • He holds a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering-production & manufacturing from Shahid Rajaee University of Tehran where he obtained strong background in experimental mechanics. He has also finished his master degree in mechanical engineering at Shahid Rajaee university, during which he Developed advanced plasticity models for forming applications
  • Currently, His work focuses on constitutive modelling and implementation of the anisotropic Damage models into FEA software packages.
Stylianos Tsopanidis

Anil Kumar Murlidhar

Student

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  • Anil Kumar Murlidhar has joined as PhD student in Mechanical Department at UC3M and early stage researcher at Nonlinear Solid Mechanics Group in the purpose project.
  • He has completed his Bachelor degree in Aerospace in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    University Coimbatore. He did his Master’s degree in Aerospace in IIT Kanpur and worked in
    the area of composites.
  • Currently, He is going to work on the topic of Multiple localizationand fracture in printed
    metallic rings subjected to dynamic expansion.
Stylianos Tsopanidis

Mohammad Marvi-Mashhadi

Postdoc

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  • Research associate, awarded doctorate with “cum Laude” in 2018 in Engineering of Structures, Foundations and Materials by the UPM.
  • Researcher with over seven years of experience in fields like virtual design of Materials , multi-scale modelling, mechanical characterization, numerical modeling and stochastic geometry.
  • He has published 7 peer-review JCR papers in renowned journals of Solid Mechanics and Material Science. Moreover, he has developed simulation tool called “MULTIFOAM” which is commercially available.
  • He has participated in national and international projects.
  • He is currently working on the PURPOSE project.
Laura Fajardo

Laura Fajardo

Project Manager

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  • Laura Fajardo received a Bachelor Degree in Economics from UC3M in 2016.
  • She is a a research project manager of the NSM group at UC3M since June 2018, providing support to researchers in the management tasks of their projects.
  • Before, she worked in research management at UC3M since 2015, first providing support to European and International funded research projects. Then, Laura worked at the section responsible of National and Regional funded research projects.

 

The group has 5 on-going competitive grants on these topics, 2 National and 3 European, including an ERC Starting Grant.

The members of NSM collaborate actively with researchers from different prestigious institutions of Europe, America and Asia. These collaborations have led to numerous joint publications in renowned journals of Solid Mechanics such as JMPS, IJP, IJSS, PRSA …

In addition, the group organizes regularly conferences and symposiums, workshops and thematic sessions in international congresses.

The NSM also makes efforts to carry out technology transfer activities and works with various companies of the aerospace and civilian-security sectors.

 

Former PhD Students

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Damián Aranda

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  • Damián Aranda-Iglesias carried out his MSc and PhD degrees, between March 2014 and June 2017, in the Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (NSM) group of the University Carlos III of Madrid. His research, supervised by Prof. Rodríguez-Martínez and Prof. Vadillo, focused on the analysis of large-amplitude nonlinear vibrations in elastic structures.
  • During his PhD, Damian completed research stays at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) and the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Israel). He worked as teaching assistant in the Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis, published 6 papers in scientific journals and participated as speaker in several international conferences.
  • Since June 2017, Damian works as R&T Associate in the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). He is involved in the development of new materials for tires in collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
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Javier Reboul

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  • Javier Reboul carried out his MSc and PhD degrees, between September 2013 and September 2018, in the Nonlinear Solid Mechanics (NSM) group of the University Carlos III of Madrid. His research, supervised by Prof. Vadillo, focused on numerical and analytical modelling of void growth and coalescence in ductile materials.
  • During his PhD, Javier completed a research stay at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He worked as teaching assistant in the Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis at UC3M, published 3 papers in scientific journals and participated as speaker in several international conferences.
  • Since November 2017, Javier works as a Staff Engineer in Principia Ingenieros Consultores. He has participated in projects concerned with structural dynamics and advanced modelling of concrete, primarily in relation with the ITER fusion facilities. He has also contributed to various studies dealing with fracture mechanics and fatigue in metals and concrete, to the numerical analysis of industrial equipment subjected to complex thermal and mechanical demands, and to the simulation of core/cladding extrusion processes of polymers.

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