University of A Coruna, Spain
Tel: +34 981 167 000 Ext: 1415
e-mail: hgomez at udc dot es
Crystal growth in a supercooled liquid
Crystals surrounded by undercooled liquid tend to grow leading to fascinating patterns, such as, for example dendrites. This picture shows the atomic structure of two crystallites growing in a supercooled liquid. The image has been obtain using large-scale numerical simulation of the Phase Field Crystal equation. We developed a new time integration scheme that preserves the fundamental features of the continuum theory.
Separation of two immiscible liquids
Our Research Statement
Some illustrative examples of our research may be found in the pictures below. Relevant publications and citation data may be found in ResearcherID
08/2012 - Hector is awarded an ERC Starting Grant to undertake the project MuSIC- Modeling and SImulation of Cancer growth; Budget: 1405420 Eur. (Press releases: ABC, ABC Agencias, La Vanguardia, La Voz de Galicia, terra NOTICIAS, El Correo Gallego, La Opinion, El Ideal Gallego, Axencia Galega de Noticas)
07/2012 - Hector will be Invited Speaker at The First NEMB Venice Workshop on Cancer Nanotechnology
05/2012 - Fermin Navarrina and Hector Gomez will organize a Minisymposium on Isogeometric Analysis at Congreso de Metodos Numericos en Ingenieria, 25-28 June, 2013 in Bilbao. The deadline to submit an abstract is October, 15th, 2012.
04/2012 - Our paper on numerical simulation of the Swift-Hohenberg equation has been accepted for publication in Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (link to paper).
02/2012 - Our paper on numerical simulation of the phase-field crystal equation has been accepted for publication in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (link to paper)
12/2011 - Our paper "Isogeometric Analysis of the Cahn-Hilliard phase-field model" has become one of the most cited articles in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Enginneering since 2007.
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.