Raúl Radovitzky
Base: USA


Raúl is a Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also the Associate Director of the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies where he leads research in material systems for blast and ballistic protection.

Raúl's speciality is in computational modelling of solids and fluids. His research activities have encompassed a wide variety of areas in algorithm development and applied mechanics, including: the development of numerical models for the analysis of different manufacturing processes in the steel industry, the formulation of efficient finite element interpolation schemes, the analysis of thermomechanical effects in welding processes, viscous flows with applications to sloshing and wave-breaking, unstructured tetrahedral mesh generation algorithms, error estimation and adaptive remeshing schemes for nonlinear dynamic problems, analysis of electromagnetic riveting, dynamic fracture and fragmentation of glass rods, dry sliding wear of metals and shock-capturing schemes. Recently, he has been working in the development of algorithms for high performance simulation of the response of structures to blast waves as well as on local features of deformation in the high-rate response of polycrystalline materials.

In addition to his academic achievments, Raúl has twenty years of experience in developing commercial-grade software tools for modelling and simulation. He was a founding member of two companies that commercialize such products, including: software tools for three-dimensional mesh generation, healing and optimization; interfaces between CAD software and mesh generation software; and large-scale simulation software.

He received his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Raul Radovitzky