Dr.-Ing. Francesc Verdugo

Academic Background


Research interests

  • Algebraic multigrid (AMG) methods for coupled problems (Postdoc at TUM)
  • High performance computing (Postdoc at TUM)
  • Goal-oriented error estimates in time-dependent problems (PhD at BarcelonaTech)
  • Space-time mesh adaptivity (PhD at BarcelonaTech)
  • Structural dynamics (PhD at BarcelonaTech)
  • Discontinuous Galerking methods for the wave equation (Msc at BarcelonaTech)


  • ECCOMAS award for the best PhD theses of 2013 on computational methods in applied sciences and engineering. Issuer: European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS).
  • SEMNI award to the best PhD thesis 2013. Issuer: Sociedad Española de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería (SEMNI).
  • PhD fellowship. Issuer: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (BarcelonaTech)

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

  • 2015
  • F. Verdugo, C. J. Roth, L. Yoshihara and W. A. Wall, Efficient solvers for coupled models in respiratory mechanics, Submitted.
  • F. Verdugo and W. A. Wall, Unified framework for the efficient solution of n-field coupled problems with monolithic schemes, Submitted.

  • 2014
  • F. Verdugo, N. Parés and P. Díez, Goal-oriented space-time adaptivity for transient dynamics using a modal description of the adjoint solution, Computational Mechanics, Vol. 54, Pag. 331-352, 2014, DOI=10.1007/s00466-014-0988-2.
  • F. Verdugo, N. Parés and P. Díez, Error assessment in structural transient
    dynamics, Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, Vol. 21, Pag. 59-90, 2014, DOI=10.1007/s11831-014-9096-x.

  • 2013
  • F. Casadei, P. Díez and F. Verdugo, An algorithm for mesh refinement and
    un-refinement in fast transient dynamics, International Journal of
    Computational Methods, Vol. 10, Pag. 1-31, 2013, DOI=10.1142/S0219876213500187.
  • F. Verdugo, N. Parés and P. Díez, Modal based goal-oriented error
    assessment for timeline-dependent quantities in transient dynamics, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 95, Pag. 685-720, 2013, DOI=10.1002/nme.4538.

  • 2012
  • F. Verdugo and P. Díez, Computable bounds of functional outputs in linear
    visco-elastodynamics, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 245-246, Pag. 313-330, 2012, DOI=10.1016/j.cma.2012.06.016.

Update: 2015.11.25