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 is the next-generation reservoir simulator developed by this group. I also collaborate in the development of the inertia dominated part of the simulator and the flooding capabilities of the simulator, named Floodity.

IC-FERST simulation

IC-FERST simulation

IC-FERST is a multiphase flow simulator based on the latest state-of-the-art technologies in CFD, such as unstructured dynamic mesh optimization, high order time and space discretization, discontinuous pressure representation novel double control volume finite element method formulation and global non-linear solvers to deal with high Courant numbers simulations, to the field of multiphase flow in porous media. The webpage of the project can be found here.

Research interest

Multiphase flows in porous media; geothermal energy; underground reservoirs; flooding processes; wave modelling; non-linear and linear solvers; multigrid methods; discretization techniques; phase change; mesh to mesh interpolation techniques; unstructured dynamic mesh optimisation; well trajectories and optimisation; fracturing processes; reduce order modelling; 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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