Pablo Sáez

Pablo Sáez

Pablo Sáez
PhD in Computational Mechanics from Universidad de Zaragoza
Lecturer at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

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Before joining UPC as a lecturer I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oxford and Carnegie Melon University within a collaboration project on brain mechanics between groups at both instituions.
Before, I was also a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University in 2013. I was awarded a PhD in Computational Mechanics at University of Zaragoza on the “Theoretical and computational study of the mechano-biology in hypertension disease” under a FPI fellowship. During the period of 2009-2012 I enjoy several research visits at Stanford University, The City College of New York and the California Institute of Technology.

Current and previous positions

  • Lecturer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, since 2015)
  • Postdoctoral fellow (Carnegie Melon University, 2015)
  • Postdoctoral fellow (University of Oxford, 2014-2015)
  • Postdoctoral researcher (Stanford University, 2013)

Research Interests

  • Numerical methods for PDEs
  • Mathematical and numerical models of remodelling and growth of biological tissues
  • Computational inelasticity, constitutive models in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of cardiovascular and brain tissue mechanics
  • Mathematical modelling of cell mechanics


Selected publications

  •  P. Saez. On the Theories and Numerics of Continuum Models for Adaptation Processes in Biological
    Tissues. Arch. Comp. Meth. Eng. 23(2), 301–322, 2015.
  • J. Weickenmeier, P. Saez, C.A.M. Butler, P.G. Young, A. Gorily, E. Kuhl. Bulging Brains. J. Elast.
  • P. Saez, A. Garcia, E. Peña, M.A. Martinez, T.C. Gasser. Microstructural quantication of collagen fiber
    orientations and its integration in constitutive modeling of the porcine carotid artery. Acta Biomat. 33,
    183–193, 2016.
  • P. Saez, E. Peña, M.A. Martinez, E. Kuhl. Computational modeling of hypertensive growth in the
    human carotid artery. Comp. Mech. 53(6):1183-1196, 2014.
  • P. Saez, E. Peña, M.A. Martinez, E. Kuhl. Mathematical modeling of collagen turnover in biological
    tissue. J. Math. Bio. 67(6-7):1765–1793, 2013.