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Jornada Planificación 2010

Guillermo Rus Carlborg

Guillermo Rus founded this laboratory in 2003 with the goal of continuing the experimental works initiated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, 2002-03) in ultrasonics for damage characterization using model-based inverse problems, but also to promote new projects, and host and lead invited and permanent researchers in the group.

Guillermo Rus (Resume ES, EN) started his research on computational mechanics at the Universidad de Granada (UGR, 1995), where he disputed the PhD thesis on Numerical Methods for Nondestructive Identification of Defects (2001), providing defect search algoritms and sensitivity computation with Boundary Elements. He applied these experimentally at the NDE Lab at MIT (USA) as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, rendering novel robust quantitative approaches to ultrasonics and impact testing. He started up the NDE Lab as a lecturer at the UGR, 2003, focusing on bioengineering applications such as orthopaedic implants debonding at University College London and Universite Paris VI, or biomaterials at the Nanomaterials Technology Laboratory and Institute of Bioengineering of Alicante, or on advanced materials for civil engineering, such as FRP damage state monitoring with Hanyang University, Seoul, probabilistic problems with Caltech, or prognosis with NASA.

Juanma

Juan Manuel Melchor

PhD. in Mechanical and Structural Engineering with expertise on tissue ultrasound characterization. I am interested on the interdisciplinar advances on biomedical engineering and the contribution of biomechanics, bio-statistics and bio-mathematics in health. I am collaborating with top universities like Manchester University and University Pierre et Marie Curie. My main contributions impact on the definition of rare cancers in Europe, and the participation on preterm birth assessment.

Antonio

Antonio Jesús Gómez Fernández

I hold a degree in Civil Engineering and MSc degree in Structural Engineering from University of Granada (Spain). My professional career as a civil engineering started in well-known construction companies like Dragados S.A. and Trafisa Construcción y Medioambiente S.A. In 10/2012 I started my PhD in Structural Engineering at the Department of Structural Mechanics of University of Granada, under the supervision of Prof. Rus, and focusing on the development of ultrasound technology by application in multilayered elements like subdermal tissue. I am now pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Rus and Prof. Saffari at UCL with a Talentia Grant.

Antonio

Antonio Callejas Zafra

I have a degree in Civil Engineering and a Master degree in Structural Engineering from University of Granada (Spain). I started my research with Dr. Rus on 09/2013 at the Department of Structural Mechanics and I am currently pursuing my PhD with a fellowship from Junta de Andalucía, focusing on tissue ultrasound mechanics.

Inas

Inas H Faris

I am a civil engineer, originally from Bagdad, with an M.Sc in structural mechanics from Tripoli University and M.Sc. in planning, reliability, and risk in civil engineering from the University of Granada. I am now working on my Ph.D. in Granada. My research activity is divided into two parts: the first is aimed at my thesis, focused on analyzing the elastic solid properties of 3D fields with random particle dispersions introducing the concept of the topological derivative. The second part of my work is dedicated to the NDE where I am working with other researchers on ultrasonics for diagnosis based on the characterization of elastic properties of layered tissues. I believe that the human body is one of the most ambitious engineering challenges. I became richer in both scientific and social sides during my experience studying on different sides.

Jorge

Jorge Torres

I hold a degree in Civil Engineering from University of Granada (Spain), which allowed to start in 2015 as a researcher assistant in the Non Destructive Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Rus, focusing on tissue ultrasound applied to the assesment of the mechanisms that cause preterm birth. I am currently studying a MSc degree in Structural Engineering.

Beatriz

Beatriz Blanco Besteiro

I am Galician researcher, graduated in Civil Engineering from University of Santiago de Compostela. I continued my studies in the University of Granada, where I hold a Master in Civil Engineering and a Master in Economics, simultaneously. Then, I earned a scholarship from the Spanish Government (FPU 2018), what allowed me to start my PhD career under supervision of Dr.Rus, in NDE Lab. My research is focussing on biomechanics, mathematical models and its applications to cancer research. I am delighted to research while teaching in the University of Granada.

Mariano

Mariano Caruso

Mariano Caruso is an Argentine researcher. He began his research work to finish his degree in Physics at the National University of La Plata (UNLP). There he has developed a theoretical-practical formulation on the use of the theory of classical circuits for the study of quantum systems. Afterwards, he continued his postgraduate training in Spain, Master in Mathematical Physics and a PhD in Physics, through a European contract of the EADIC program, https://www.unibo.it/eadic. He has worked on a Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulation of stochastic processes. He is currently developing his postdoctoral research activity in the END Lab, working in mathematical models from first principles of well-established physical and biophysical theories. This provides, not only a formal basis to support such models, but also a set of rules to make clear and solid hypothesis in materials science and medicine.

Rafael

Rafael Marques Gomez

I hold a degree in Civil Engineering from University of Seville. My interest in Continum mechanics led me to study a double master in structural engineering and civil engineering, in order to complete my education as civil engineer. The master in structural engineering allowed me to start a fellowship in the ENDLab with the purpose of making my master thesis. After this fellowship I have been involved in different research lines, such as computational models (MEF) focused in the biomechanics of the upper limb, experimental testing of biomedical material and tissue ultrasound mechanics.

Jose

Jose Cortes

I have a degree in Construction Engineering and I am pursuing a Master degree in Structural Engineering from University of Granada (Spain), focusing on tissue ultrasound mechanics, specifically scanning ultrasonically the nonlinearity of tissue and complex materials, and also performing tensile testing on them for validation.

Manuel

Manuel Hurtado

I have a degree in Civil Engineering and a Master degree in Structural Engineering from University of Granada (Spain) where I started my research about ultrasound in 2017 with Dr. Rus in non destructive testing laboratory. I am currently working as researcher assistant and pursuing my PhD focusing on tissue ultrasound mechanics.

Alireza

Alireza Ashofteh Yazdi

As a graduate, I hold a Bachelor and Master degree in Mechanical Engineering (2008, 2011) and a Ph.D. degree in Biomechanics in 2016 from Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. My Ph.D. thesis focused on quantitative measurements of viscoelastic behavior of cervix for a delicate explanation of funneling and prediction of cervical insufficiency and preterm birth. I developed a procedure for an in-vitro investigation in viscoelastic characterization of rat cervix. The new approach defined the normal viscoelastic responses for virgin and pregnant tissues at different levels of strain and rates. This approach could be extended to the humans, providing an insight for the quantitative mechanical diagnostic technics. Currently, I have started a visiting stay at END Lab under the supervision of Dr. Rus, focusing on the tissue-ultrasound interactions and ultrasound implementation technics on assessment of Preterm Birth.

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Nicolas

Nicolas Bochud

I obtained my PhD at the END Lab under the supervision of G. Rus, and I hold a Bachelor and Master degree in mechanical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), Zurich. To continue my specialization on NDE, I got the opportunity to go to the University of Granada, in order to apply and improve my knowledge about non-destructive techniques and wave propagation phenomena. I enjoyed the possibility to investigate on a challenging area dealing with the nonlinear interface damage modelling using ultrasonic, and its application to biomedical fields (i.e. bone integration / recession using medical implants). I am currently a postdoc at Université Paris 6.

Rafael

Rafael Muñoz Beltrán

I was born in San Sebastián (Spain) and graduated at the University of Granada as Industrial Engineer, with the speciality on Electricity, Electronics and Automation. I did my doctorate in the R&D dept. of the company Tecnatom S.A., with the academic guidance of the University of Navarra, about propagation models based on the Rayleigh Integral. Once I finished my granted time in Tecnatom, I continued there as a Project Manager in the UT Lab, where our main target was to prepare new UT automated inspections for different industries like nuclear, steel, chemical and aeronautical industry, from the design of the inspection, testing, generating a procedure, and putting it into exploitation. I hold an Executive MBA degree by Instituto de Empresa (Madrid, Spain) and nowadays I am associate lecturer at the Sutructural Mechanics Department of the University of Granada, and Business Consultant for companies with a technological base. I started my collaboration with the END Lab on ultrasound propagation models.

Miguel

Miguel Riveiro Taboada

PhD in Structural Mechanics, MSc in Aeronautical Engineering. I am currently interested in tissue ultrasound mechanics applied to preterm birth assessment. I am motivated by the phenomena in the intersecting fields of mechanics-physics-computation-materials engineering, understanding the laws behind these, and applying this knowledge to create unique concepts and technology.

Ruben

Rubén Molina Conde

I am an MSc in Structural Engineering from University of Granada (Spain). I started my research with Dr. Rus on torsion ultrasonics for diagnosing soft tissue mechanical properties, and its application on preterm birth assessment and labor induction failure risk.

Manuel

Manuel Chiachío Ruano

I obtained my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Rus, and I have a degree in Civil Engineering from University of Granada (Spain). I've been working as structural engineer for different companies like AYESA, AZVI, and finally as responsible of structural design group in SENER. In 01/2008 I started my PhD in Structural Engineering at the Department of Structural Mechanics of University of Granada, under the supervision of Dr. Rus, and focusing on the mechanics of fiber-reinforced composite structures and their applications to civil engineering. On 11/2008, the team Juan Chiachío, Dr.Rus and myself were awarded the Second International Prize in the 1st Structural Engineering Design International Contest (organized by UPM and ECCE) with an all-composite bridge proposal. Damage mechanics, optimization and new design concepts in composites structures are topics we're working on in this lab. Since 2010 I'm full time Phd Candidate thanks a scholarship won from the Spanish Government (FPU AP 2009).

Juan

Juan Chiachío Ruano

I obtained my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Rus, and I I have a degree in Civil Engineering from University of Granada (Spain). I've been working as structural engineer for different companies like AYESA, and finally as responsible of structural design group in SENER. In 01/2008 I started my PhD in Structural Engineering at the Department of Structural Mechanics of University of Granada, under the supervision of Dr. Rus, and focusing on the mechanics of fiber-reinforced composite structures and their applications to civil engineering. On 11/2008, the team Dr.Rus, Manuel Chiachío, and myself were awarded the Second International Prize in the 1st Structural Engineering Design International Contest (organized by UPM and ECCE) with an all-composite bridge proposal. Damage mechanics, Inverse Problems and new design concepts in composites structures are topics we´re working on in this lab. Since 2010 I'm full time Phd Candidate thanks a scholarship won from the Spanish Government (FPU AP 2009).

Laura

Laura Peralta Pereira

I hold a degree in Civil Engineering from University of Granada (Spain) and I have been working as a structural engineer in a private company. In 10/2010 I started my research career in the MSc of Structural Engineering (University of Granada), specializing in NDE. In 2015 I defended my PhD in tissue engineering and its application to cervical insufficiency, funded by an FPI grant at the Dpt. of Structural Mechanics, University of Granada, under the supervision of Dr. Rus.

Juanchu

Juan Manuel Soto Rueda

I hold two degrees in Telecommunications and Electrical Engineering from University of Granada (Spain). I am currently studying a MSc degree in Data Science and Computer Engineering. I started my research with Dr. Rus on 09/14, in association with the Department of Signal Theory and thanks to the Ultrasonic tissue mechanics Excellence Project P11.CTS.8089, funded by Junta de Andalucía. My main research field is signal modelling and processing focused on the study of ultrasound-tissue interactions or multilayered materials.

Ahmed

José Manuel Baena

I am currently pursuing my PhD under the supervision of Prof. Rus and Prof. Marchal. I hold degrees in industrial engineering (Polytechnic University of Valencia) and in mechanical engineering (TU Braunschweig), focused on laser technologies and Biomechanical Engineering. My research experience spans from customized design of prosthesis to medical devices (Institute of biomechanics of Valencia). In 2011 I founded BRECA Health Care leading the use of new technologies in Health Care. I have authored the book "Emprender en carrera - Racing entrepreneurs" www.emprenderencarrera.com and have been awarded the Fernando Alonso program by Cajastur to study at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Roberto

Roberto Palma Guerrero

I hold a degree in Physics and I am developing my PhD in human eye biomechanics. I am also working on a NDE project to identify and characterize defects inside piezoelectric ceramics, for selfdiagnosing sensors, currently numerically and with plans for experimental implementation. I am experiencing this work as a challenge and I must thank Prof. Guillermo Rus for his help and support.

Ana

Ana Maria Andreea Ionescu

I obtained my Msc on Advanced Methods and Techniques in Physics at UGR and my PhD at the Department of Optics, funded by a FPU grant from the Spanish Government, on optical methods for the evaluation of human tissues generated by tissue engineering. I am currently working at the END Lab thanks to a postdoctoral fellowship from Junta de Andalucía (2014-2015), focusing on ultrasonic tissue mechanics, under the supervision of Dr. Rus. After the postdoc I obtained a position as assistant professor at University of Granada.

Ahmed

Ahmed A. Fahim

I graduated as a civil engineer in 06/2005 from Baghdad University-College of Engineering, Iraq. After that I started working in designing and constructing highway bridges. In 09/2006 started my way in higher studies of PhD at Granada University. I obtained a Master in Engineering in 2009 with the group and now I am focusing my research on fiber-reinforced composite structures and their fatigue damage, quality and remaining life monitoring systems, for composite materials structures, and their applications for civil engineering in collaboration with industry. I currently work for IDOM.

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sergio

Sergio Cantero Chinchilla

I hold a degree in Civil Engineering and I obtained my MSc degree in Structural Engineering from University of Granada (Spain) under the supervision of Dr. Rus, focused on nonlinear ultrasonic techniques for early nondestructive damage monitoring, both experimentally and computationally. I started my research with Dr. Rus on 10/2012 under an initial researcher grant on nanotechnology for improving matrix-fiber adhesion of carbon fiber composites. Nowadays, I work at Sener.

Alexandru

Alexandru Buga

During the second year of my Phd I have the opportunity to benefit from a scholarship for a research travel offered by my University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Engineering and Management of Technological Systems for working at the END Lab, under the supervision of Dr. Rus. The research internship has been aimed at FGM manufacture and characterization and CFRP damage characterization, and particularly on tasks for setting up FGM manufacture procedure and controlling specimens in the immersion ultrasonic scanner.

Anurag

Anurag Nagpal

I am a final year student of mechanical engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. I did a two month summer internship in the END Lab, working on a robotic system and a heavy duty immersion tank for ultrasonic monitoring systems. My main contribution was to setup the automatic control of the immersion tank using matlab.

Leonor

Leonor Pérez Fuentes

I am a final year degree student in physics at University of Granada (Spain). I have been awarded a 3-month fellowship to join the Tissue ultrasound mechanics for preterm birth assessment research project in the Department of Structural Mechanics, under the supervision of Dr. Rus.

Lorena

Lorena Marín Hernández

I hold a degree in Architecture from University of Granada and I have worked as an architect in 'MUSO architects' with Rocío Ruiz and in 'Sótano de los Proyectos'. Last year I started my research career in the Master of Structural Engineering (University of Granada). I am currently starting my PhD in inverse analysis and optimization of composite stiffened panelsI currently with a FPI grant at the AMADE group (Analysis and Advanced Materials for Structural Design, Dpt. of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Construction, University of Girona), under the joint supervision of Dr. Daniel Trías (University of Girona) and Dr. Guillermo Rus (University of Granada).

Rocío

Rocío Ruiz Sánchez

I am an Architect from University of Granada (2008) and Technical Architect from University of Murcia (2003). After working on construction projects in “ MUSO architects”, I enrolled in the Master of Engineering Structures in 2009. Since I discovered the emerging field of advanced materials and their monitoring, I joined the END Lab under the supervision of Guillermo. The line of research consists in implementing and optimizing advanced materials, fiberglass and carbon fiber, in structural modules for building construction.

Jalal

Jalal El Bahaoui

I hold a Master degree in Physics and a Master of advanced studies (DESA) in Mechanical Engineering from the faculty of Sciences in Tetouan, Morocco. Since 2008 I have been developing my PhD in structural Engineering. I am focusing my research on the buckling phenomena of the thin cylindrical shell with geometrical defects by using the finite element method. In March 2010 I started working with professor Guillermo in the END laboratory, We are interested in the development of the characterisation of the mechanical properties of soft tissues based on ultrasonic transmission, which is an application in biomedical domain. This study is funded by the AECI project.

Arabi

Arabi Abdelhaq

I did an Erasmus Mundus academic year at the UGR as an exchange undergraduate student of mechanical engineering between (Jordan University of Science & Technology - Universidad de Granada), during which I decided to seek opportunities related to research and development at the faculty of civil engineering, I worked in the non-destructive Lab in complementary tasks that included Matlab programming, design of simple laboratory tools, and ultrasonic testing, contributing to the ultrasound tissue characterization project. I had a great time in Granada thanks in part of course to this experience and professor Guillermo.

Emmanuel

Emmanuel Tzontemoc Carballo Gutiérrez

I have a degree as architect from the UNAM and I am doing a research stay at the END laboratory with the goal of proposing design and constructive criteria, considering simultaneously damage, quality and remaining life monitoring systems, for composite materials structures, and their application in the architecture.

Elena

Elena del Valle Gómez Cerezo

This oportunity allowed to apply my education as a mathematician to solve a practical and tangible problem. I am particularly motivated for investing my effort in a medical application: I am working on ultrasonics for diagnosis based on the characterization of elastic properties of layered tissues.

Ravi

Ravi Mittal

I had a great time in Granada while doing my summer research internship under Prof. G. Rus (link to report). It was a challenging experience to develop a quality work in a different culture and short duration of time which was made possible by friendliness and willingness to help from everybody working in the department. The internship allowed me to get involved in the active research going on Ultrasonic NDT and develop new skills. The work produced was of so high quality that it resulted in developing two publications within a year which we presented in the international conferences held in Stuttgart (link for full paper) & Porto (link for full paper). I must thank Prof G. Rus for helping me quite a lot in my studies and future career.

Sang Youl

Dr. Sang Youl Lee

I did a one-year postdoctoral stay at this Lab funded by the Korean Science Foundation (KSF), where we combined my advanced FEM code with the filtered inverse problem codes from the Lab to achieve new levels of detection of damage in metal and composite materials. The fruits of this year were not only the technological achievements and publications: this also thrived my career and motivated me to work further. I feel that I had a wonderful experience in research, life and culture during my stay here.