Research at the interface of engineering and medicine

We develop new modeling and computer-based simulation techniques to address of problems in mechanical and biomedical engineering. We specialize on interface problems. These include classical interfacial mechanics and problems at the interface of engineering and medicine. Particular research interests include Computational Mechanics, Phase-field Methods, Biomechanics, Tumor-growth modeling, and Multiphase Flow.

A complete publication list and citation data may be found at Google Scholar

Selected recent publications

  1. T. Hu, H. Wang, H. Gomez, Direct van der Waals simulation (DVS) of phase-transforming fluids, Science Advances, 9, eadg3007, 2023.
  2. H. Gomez, Y. Leng, T. Hu, S. Mukherjee, V. Calo, Phase-Field Modeling for Flow Simulation, Frontiers in Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow Simulation, 79-117, 2023.
  3. G. Lorenzo, N. di Muzio, C. Deantoni, C. Cozzarini, A. Fodor, A. Briganti, F. Montorsi, V. Perez-Garcia, H. Gomez, A. Reali, Patient-specific forecasting of postradiotherapy prostate-specific antigen kinetics enables early prediction of biochemical relapse, Iscience, 25, 2022.
  4. S. Bhopalam, J. Bueno, H. Gomez, Elasto-capillary fluid-structure interaction with compound droplets, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 400, 115507, 2022.
  5. Y. Leng, P. Vlachos, R. Juanes, H. Gomez, Cavitation in a soft porous material, PNAS nexus, 1, pgac150, 2022.
  6. A. Moure, G. Vilanova, H. Gomez, Inverting angiogenesis with interstitial flow and chemokine matrix-binding affinity, Scientific reports, 12, 4237, 2022.
  7. A. Moure, H. Gomez, Phase-field modeling of individual and collective cell migration, Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, 28, 311-344, 2021.
  8. G. Lorenzo, Thomas J.R. Hughes, P. Dominguez-Frojan, A. Reali, H. Gomez, Computer simulations suggest that prostate enlargement due to benign prostatic hyperplasia mechanically impedes prostate cancer growth, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(4), 1152-1161, 2019

    Featured in EurekAlert!, Medical Xpress, Futurity, JNCCN 360

  9. A. Moure, H. Gomez, Three-dimensional simulation of obstacle-mediated chemotaxis, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 17(5), 1243-1268, 2018
  10. H. Casquero, Y.J. Zhang, C. Bona-Casas, L. Dalcin, H. Gomez, Non-body fitted fluid-structure interaction: Divergence-conforming B-splines, fully-implicit dynamics, and variational formulation, Journal of Computational Physics, 374, 625-653, 2018.
  11. J. Bueno, Y. Bazilevs, R. Juanes, H. Gomez, Wettability control of droplet durotaxis, Soft Matter, 14, 1417, 2018.
  12. G. Lorenzo, M. Scott, K. Tew, T.J.R. Hughes, Y.J. Zhang, L. Liu, G. Vilanova, H. Gomez, Tissue-scale, personalized modeling and simulation of prostate cancer growth, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(48), E7663-E7671, 2016.

    Featured in Nature Reviews Urology, Science Daily, Medical Xpress, Prostate Cancer News Today

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