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)
- 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
- 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,
- 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.