Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Fellow







Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I am a research fellow in the Novel Reservoir and Simulation group (NORMS). I am the main developer of the Imperial College Finite Element Reservoir simulator (IC-FERST), which introduced unstructured dynamic mesh optimisation into reservoir simulation with coupled physics and chemistry for the first timeThe webpage of the project can be found here.

IC-FERST simulation

IC-FERST simulation

I have developed and applied methods for multiphase flow in heterogeneous porous media, heat and contaminant and reactive transport, and well optimisation. I currently supervise 5 PhD projects across a broad range of reservoir simulation topics and I am currently part of the national core studies program to tackle the COVID pandemic which reports to SAGE. 

Research interest

Subsurface energy storage systems; aerosols and airborne particle dispersion; multiphase flows in porous media; geothermal energy; non-linear and linear solvers; multigrid methods; discretization techniques; phase change; mesh to mesh interpolation techniques; unstructured dynamic mesh optimisation; well trajectories and optimisation; surface based modelling.


2018-Present Research Fellow, Imperial College London

2013-2018 Post-doctoral research associate, Imperial College London.

2011-2013 PhD in Computational Mechanics, University of Zaragoza.

2011-2012 Master in Applied Mechanics, University of Zaragoza.

2004-2010 Industrial Engineer, University of Zaragoza.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Salinas P, Rodrigo C, Gaspar FJ, et al., 2013, Multigrid methods for cell-centered discretizations on triangularmeshes, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, Vol:20, ISSN:1070-5325, Pages:626-644

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