Elías Cueto


Mechanical Engineering dept. & Aragon Institue of Engineering Research.

Campus Rio Ebro – Edificio 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) unizar.es

Latest news

  • As of November 19th, 2019, I have been appointed as deputy director of the Aragón Institute of Engineering Research, I3A, in charge of scientific policy.
  • Next April 2020 I will be giving a plenary lecture at the UKACM conference to be held in Loughborough, U.K.
  • This June 2019 I will be giving a plenary lecture on Simulated Reality at the COUPLED conference 2019 in Sitges, Spain.
  • Our book on strength of materials for architects is already available here in Spanish. The English version is already in print at Springer.
  • The special issue of Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering devoted to machine learning and computational mechanics has just appeared: check it here. Proudly edited by F. Chinesta and myself!
  • 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]


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

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-.
    • Beatriz Moya. Physically-based machine learning of fluid behavior. Ongoing, 2018-.

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