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Nieto Simavilla, David

Postdoc Fellow

CFD Modelling and Simulation

Mazarredo, 14. 48009 Bilbao Basque Country - Spain


- B. S. in Industrial Engineering at the UPM (Madrid, Spain)
- M. S. in Chemical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA).
- Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, USA).
My Ph.D. research focused on transport phenomena and polymer physics/rheology. In particular my thesis tackled the experimental study of the effect that flow or deformation have on the thermo-physical properties of polymers.
After graduation in 2014, I joined the private sector at Rheosense Inc. as an industrial postdoctoral/application engineer. In 2016, I decided to return to fundamental research and joined Laboratory of Polymer Physics and Soft Matter Dynamics at the Université libre de Bruxelles under the tutelage of Prof. Simone Napolitano. In his group, I started a new line of investigation: Polymer adsorption onto solid substrates.
Thanks to the excellence and impact of my research in of thermal transport in polymers and rheology, I was awarded in 2017 a Marie Skłodowska-Curie IF action to pursue a molecular-to-continuum approach to investigate the thermophysical properties of polymers at the University of Burgos. In this project, I have combined experimental results and MD simulation techniques to improve current rheological and transport models for non-isothermal flows in polymers. As part of this project, I joined Prof. Doros Theodorou's team at the National Technical University of Athens, where I learned necessary molecular simulation techniques (MD, MC, CG...) to broaden my research skills.
Currently, I work at BCAM applying mesoscopic simulation methods to model the rheology and other properties of polymer solutions and melts using machine learning methods.

Eusko Jaurlaritza - Gobierno Vasco ikerbasque - Basque Foundation for Science Bizkaia xede. Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia innobasque - Agencia vasca de la innovación Universidad del PaÌs Vasco (UPV/EHU)