University of A Coruna, Spain
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e-mail: hgomez (at) udc (dot) es
Crystal growth in a supercooled liquid
Separation of two immiscible liquids
Unstable infiltration in porous media
Infiltration of water in dry porous media is subject to a powerful gravity-driven instability, leading to the phenomenon of gravity fingering. Water infiltrates the soil through preferential flow paths rather than as a compact wetting front.
Our Research Statement
Some illustrative examples of our research may be found in the pictures below. Relevant publications and citation data may be found at Google Scholar
11/2015 - Hector Gomez gets the Young Investigator Award of the Royal Academy of Engineering. (Press releases: El mundo, La Voz de Galicia, La Opinión)
09/2014 - Hector Gomez selected as one of the Innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review (Spain Section). (Press releases: ABC, El Mundo, La Voz de Galicia, Instituto de la Ingeniería de España, La Opinión)
07/2014 - Hector Gomez delivers a Semi-Plenary Lecture at the World Congress on Computational Mechanics
01/2014 - Guillermo Vilanova gets an award in the Poster Competition of the IGA2014 Conference !
06/2013 - Hector will be Keynote Speaker at the 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics
02/2013 - Hector Gomez receives the 2012 Juan C. Simo Award to the best young researcher in the field of Computational Mechanics. The award is given every year by the Spanish Society of Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI). (Press releases: ABC, La Voz de Galicia, El Correo Gallego, El Ideal Gallego, La Opinion, Diario de Ferrol, Faro de Vigo, Instituto de la Ingeniería de España, La Opinión (Interview), Universidade de A Coruña)
07/2012 - Hector Gomez delivers an Invited Lecture at The First NEMB Venice Workshop on Cancer Nanotechnology
Crack propagation in a ductile material
Water/water-vapor two phase flow
Water/water-vapor two-phase flows are of great importance
and appear, for example, in cavitation and implosion. This
piecture show a simulation of two water-vapor bubbles right
after having merged. We have employed large-scale numerical
simulations of the Navier-Stokes-Korteweg equations.