Icíar Alfaro

Associate Professor / Profesora Titular

Mechanical Engineering
Campus Rio Ebro.- Edificio Agustin de Betancourt
Maria de Luna, s/n
50018-Zaragoza (Spain)
Tel:: +34 876 55 51 14
e-mail: iciar (at) unizar.es


Research Topics

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Meshless Methods (Natural Element Method). Partition of unity methods
  • Numerical simulation of forming processes
  • Dimensional model reduction. Real-time simulation. Proper Generalized Decomposition (PGD) methods.


Advised students

  • Siamak Niroomandi. Real time simulation of surgery by model reduction and X-FEM techniques. Awarded Ph.D., 2011. [pdf] (with Elías Cueto)
  • Carlos Quesada.Real-time simulation of surgery by Proper Generalized Decomposition techniques.  Awarded Ph.D., 2017. (with David González)
  • Alberto Badías. Simulated Reality: Physics-based mixed reality for intelligence augmentation. Awarded Ph.D., 2020. (with David González)



  • Paco Chinesta (publications)
  • LaCàN group at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)