Mechanical Engineering
Campus Rio Ebro – Edificio Agustin de Betancourt
Maria de Luna, s/n
50018-Zaragoza (Spain)
Tel:: +34 876 55 52 53
Fax: +34 976 76 25 78
e-mail: ecueto (at)

Latest news

  • As of November 2016, I have been elected president of the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering, SEMNI.
  • Our new book on PGD programming with Matlab is already available [here]
  • Guest editor of the Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering journal thematic issue on Machine Learnign and Computational mechanics
  • Guest editor of the Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences thematic issue on Computational mechanics and medicine


Latest videos [YouTube channel]


  • Abridged CV [link]

Awards and honors

  • Juan C. Simo prize. Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI), Granada, 2005.
  • ESAFORM Scientific Prize, European Scientific Association of Material Forming, Glasgow, 2006.
  • CETIM Foundation prize. Paris, 2007.
  • O. C. Zienkiewicz award. European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS), Vienna, 2012.

Research topics

  • Computational Mechanics.
  • Meshles methods.
  • Numerical simulation of forming processes.
  • Computational rheology.
  • Model order reduction. Proper Generalized Decomposition (PGD) methods.
  • Computational surgery & real-time simulation
  • Data-driven computational mechanics.

Recent projects


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Advised students

  • David Gonzalez. Mixed approximations for natural element methods. Awarded Ph. D. September 2004. (with prof. M. Doblare.) Now associate prof. at U. of Zaragoza.
  • Iciar Alfaro. Numerical simulation of aluminium extrusion by natural element methods. Awarded Ph. D. November 2004. (with prof. M. Doblare). Now associate prof. at U. of Zaragoza.
  • J. J. Laguardia. Octree-based natural element methods. Awarded Ph.D., March 2007. (with prof. M. Doblare). Now associate prof. at T. U. of Panama.
  • Andres Galavis. Natural Element simulation of free surface flows. Awarded Ph.D., 2011 (with Dr. D. Gonzalez) [pdf]
  • Siamak Niroomandi. Real time simulation of surgery by model reduction and X-FEM techniques. Awarded Ph.D., 2011. (with Dr. I. Alfaro) [pdf]
  • Francoise Masson. Proper Generalized Decomposition-based Dynamic Data Driven Application Systems. Awarded Ph.D., 2013. (with Prof. F. Chinesta)
  • Diego Canales. Proper Generalized Decomposition-based simulation of friction stir welding. 2017. (with Prof. F. Chinesta)
  • Alberto Badías. Data assimilation procedures for mixed and augmented reality. Ongoing, 2016-.