Director of the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) from 1987. Professor of Structural and Continuous Mechanics at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
Director of the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona (UPC) (1983-89), founder and founding director and Honorary President of the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI) since 2004, founder and former president of the European Community of methods Computational in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) (2000-2004) and former president of the International Association of Computational Mechanics (IACM) (2002-2010). He has 57 supervised doctoral theses.
He is editor of three international journals and author of three textbooks and approximately 370 scientific articles. He has broad experience in participating in international research projects in collaboration with industry. He has promoted the creation of 16 start-up companies. He has received numerous international awards.
Civil Engineer by the Technical University of Valencia, Spain (1975) and PhD from the University of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom (1979).