Francesc Font

at CRM
Research area: Mathematical Modelling / Partial Differential Equations

PhD in Applied Mathematics obtained at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2014)


I graduated in Physics in 2008 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and attained an MSc in Mathematical Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2010. In 2014, I was awarded a PhD in Applied Mathematics from UPC. After my PhD, I held postdoctoral positions in the University of Limerick (Ireland), McMaster University (Canada) and in the Dept. of Physics at UPC. As a postdoc, I visited the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Fall 2014) and Imperial College London (Spring 2016). In 2016, I received the ECMI-Anile Prize for the best European PhD thesis in Industrial Mathematics. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Industrial Mathematics Research Group in the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica and associate lecturer at the Unviersitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya.

Research lines

  • Mathematical and computational modelling with application in physics, biology and engineering
  • Applied partial differential equations
  • Free and moving boundary problems
  • Heat and mass transfer phenomena, phase change and fluid flow
  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology

Selected publications

  • F. Font, A one-phase Stefan problem with size-dependent thermal conductivity, Applied Mathematical Modelling 63, 172-178 (2018). [link]
  • F. Font & F. Bresme, Transient melting at the nanoscale: a continuum heat transfer and non-equilibrium molecular dynamics approach, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122(30), 17481-17489 (2018). [link]
  • F. Font, B. Protas, G. Richardson, J.M. Foster, Binder migration during drying of lithium-ion battery electrodes: modelling and comparison to experiment, Journal of Power Sources 393(31), 177-185 (2018). [link]
  • F. Font, S. Afkhami, L. Kondic, Substrate melting during laser heating of nanoscale metal films, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 237-245 (2017). [link]