Plenary speakers

Plenary speakers

Francisco Chinesta, ESI GROUP Chair, ENSAM ParisTech, France
Honorary Fellow of the «Institut Universitaire de France», Fellow of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering and Awarded with many scientific awards in four different fields: bio-engineering, material forming processes, rheology and computational mechanics. F. Chinesta was President of the French Association of Computational Mechanics –CSMA- during the past years, President of the Scientific and Technological Committee of the French Association for Mechanics –AFM-, representative of IUTAM to the CODATA committee of the International Council for Science, member of the European Artificial Intelligence Alliance – European Commission, as well as member of different committees at ECCOMAS and IACM.

José M. Navarro is a postdoc researcher at the Institut de Calcul Intensif at Ecole Centrale de Nantes in France. He did his PhD at Universitat Politècnica de València (2019) on computational contact mechanics. His main research interests are in the field of computational methods in engineering, such as immersed boundary methods, contact mechanics and model order reduction methods. He is currently working in coupling reduced order models and machine learning techniques for fast digitization of surfaces.

Carina Nisters is a postdoc and research assistant at the Institute of Mechanics at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in Germany.
She studied civil engineering in the bachelor’s program and then the international master’s program Computational Mechanics at UDE, during which she completed a three-month research stay at the Mines Tech de Paris. In 2018 she finished her PhD on least-squares finite element methods with applications in fluid and solid mechanics. Carina is currently working on the numerical modeling of sea ice dynamics in the polar regions. Her main focus is on the challenge of stable and reliable discretization methods.
Since 2020 she is a member of the ECCOMAS Young Investigator Committee and is an elected co-chair.
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Kundan Kumar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Bergen, Norway. His research interests are in the upscaling and numerical methods for coupled problems with applications in porous media. He did his PhD at Eindhoven (2012) followed by Postdoc at the Oden Institute, University of Texas at Austin (2012-14). Prior to the current position in Bergen, he had a brief stint at Karlstad University, Sweden. He has been awarded the SIAM Early Career Prize for Geosciences 2017 and Lauritz Meltzer Prize for Young Researcher at the University of Bergen.

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