Antonio Rodríguez-Ferran

Full professor at UPC
Research area: Mathematical Modelling

PhD in obtained at


Full professor since 2010. Formerly Associate professor (1998-2010), Assistant professor (1993-1998). Currently assistant director of the Civil Engineering School, formerly vice-dean of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UPC. Supervisor of six PhD theses defended, two more ongoing. Coauthor of 45 papers in ISI journals and 60 presentations in international conferences.

Research lines

  • Numerical methods in applied sciences and engineering
  • Computational modelling of material failure and fracture
  • Computational vibroacoustics
  • Computational cell mechanics
  • Numerical techniques for nonlinear systems of equations

Selected publications

  • Tamayo-Mas, E.; Rodríguez-Ferran, A. “A medial-axis-based model for propagating cracks in a regularised bulk”, Int. J. Numer. Methods Eng., 101(7):489-520, 2015
  • Díaz-Cereceda, C.; Poblet-Puig, J.; Rodríguez-Ferran, A. “Automatic subsystem identification in statistical energy analysis”, Mech. Syst. Signal Proc., 54:182-194, 2015
  • Hetherington, J.; Rodríguez-Ferran, A.; Askes, H. “The bipenalty method for arbitrary multipoint constraints”, Int. J. Numer. Methods Eng., 93(5):465-482, 2013
  • Rodríguez-Ferran, A.; Bennett, T.; Askes, H.; Tamayo-Mas, E. “A general framework for softening regularisation based on gradient elasticity”, Int. J. Solids Struct., 48(9):1382-1394, 2011
  • Donea, J., Huerta, A., Ponthot, J.-Ph.; Rodríguez-Ferran, A. “Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian methods”, Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics, Wiley, Vol. 1, Ch. 14, 413-437, 2004