Living at the interface

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 biology. Particular research interests include Computational Mechanics, Complex Fluids, 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. S. Mukherjee, H. Gomez, Flow and mixing dynamics of phase-transforming multicomponent fluids, Applied Physics Letters, 115, 104101, 2019.
  2. G. Lorenzo, V.M. Perez-Garcia, A. Marino, L.A. Perez-Romasanta, A. Reali, H. Gomez, Mechanistic model of PSA dynamics shows potential for personalised prediction of radiation therapy outcome, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 16, 20190195, 2019
  3. 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

  4. A. Moure, H. Gomez, Three-dimensional simulation of obstacle-mediated chemotaxis, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 17(5), 1243-1268, 2018
  5. 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.
  6. G. Vilanova, M. Bures, I. Colominas, H. Gomez, Computational modelling suggests complex interactions between interstitial flow and tumour angiogenesis, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2018.
  7. J. Bueno, Y. Bazilevs, R. Juanes, H. Gomez, Wettability control of droplet durotaxis, Soft Matter, 14, 1417, 2018.
  8. 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

Recent News

  • 09/2019 - Adrian Moure receives the Outstanding PhD Thesis Award ! This is the third award that he receives for his PhD Thesis. Well done !
  • 09/2019 - Guillermo Lorenzo, former student and currently Peter O'Donnell Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow at UT Austin, receives the Outstanding PhD Thesis Award ! Congratulations !
  • 07/2019 - We are co-organizing minisymposia on Cancer biophysics and Growth mechanics of biological structures at the World Congress on Computational Mechanics. Please, submit an abstract if you are interested !
  • 11/2018 - We have just published a chapter in Frontiers in Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow Simulation. Research from Lead Investigators under Forty
  • 09/2018 - Hugo Casquero receives the "Extraordinary PhD Thesis Award" for his work on immersed, isogeometric methods for fluid-strcuture interaction
  • 09/2018 - Jesus Bueno receives the "Extraordinary PhD Thesis Award" for his work on interaction of soft solids and multiphase flows
  • 07/2018 - Hector Gomez gives a Keynote talk at the World Congress on Biomechanics
  • 03/2018 - Adrian Moure receives the "PhD Thesis Award" from both SEMNI and SEMA !
  • 07/2017 - Hector Gomez receives the Gallagher Young Investigator Award from the US Association for Computational Mechanics
  • 06/2017 - Hector Gomez receives the Princess of Girona Scientific Research Award (for Spanish or Spain researchers under age 36 in all fields of science, engineering anh humanities). See below when Hector received the award from the Kings of Spain