José Javier Muñoz

Associate professor at UPC
Research area: Mathematical Modelling

PhD in Engineering obtained at Imperial College London


I develop numerical tools based on finite element and particle methods, using forward and inverse analysis, and rheological models for active biomaterials. The main aplications involve traction and stress force microscopy, mechanical analysis of multicellular systems, cellular self-reorganisation, multibody systems, material stability and geomechanics.


Previous positions:

Lecturer (2009-2011, UPC)

Juan de la Cierva post-doctoral researcher (2006-1009, UPC)

Research associate (2004-2005, King’s College London)

Research assistant (2004, Imperial College London)

Research lines

  • Computational mechancis

  • Biomechanics of cells and tissues

  • Cell dynamics and stability

  • Numerical modeling of solids

  • Contact mechanics

Selected publications