Fields of expertise
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Atmospheric Boundary Layer
Director, Wind Engineering and Renewable Energy Laboratory (WIRE)
School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC)
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Environmental fluid mechanics. Computational fluid dynamics. Atmospheric boundary layers. Turbulence. Large-eddy simulation. Wind energy. Wind engineering. Renewable energy.
Ph.D. 1999 Johns Hopkins University, Environmental Engineering
M.Sc. 1995 Hydrologic Engineering, IHE - Delft, The Netherlands
B.S. 1992 Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Spain
2010-present: Full Professor, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
2005-2009: Associate Professor, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2000-2005: Assistant Professor, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
McKnight Presidential Fellow (2006-2009), University of Minnesota, USA
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship (2003-2005), University of Minnesota, USA
NASA Young Investigator Award (2001-2004), USA
NSF CAREER Award (2001-2006), (Division of Earth Sciences Hydrological Sciences), USA
Outstanding Student Paper Award: Hydrology Section, Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union; San Francisco, 1998.
Research Award (1995-1997): La Caixa fellowship program; Barcelona, Spain.
Research Award (1993-1995): Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs fellowship.
Research Award (1990-1993): Spanish Civil Engineering Association.
Teaching & PhD
Environmental Sciences and Engineering