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Hector Gomez

Hector Gomez

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Gomez received his undergraduate degrees and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Universidade da Coruña in Spain. Prior to joining Purdue he was an Associate Professor at Universidade da Coruña, Spain. He also spent one year as Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2013, he obtained the Juan Simo Award and the Young Investigator from SEMNI (Spanish Association for Numerical Methods in Engineering). In 2016, he received the Young Investigator Award from the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering (all fields of engineering).

Dr. Gomez' research interests are modeling and simulation techniques for multiphase problems using the phase-field method, isogeometric methods with applications in fluid and solid mechanics, modeling and simulation tools for biomechanics problems, including tumor growth, cellular migration and blood flow at small scales and computational methods for fluid—structure interaction, especially when the problem involves complex fluids.