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CERROLAZA RIVAS, Miguel

Department of Basic Areas
Biomaterials per a la Regeneració de Teixits

CERROLAZA RIVAS, Miguel

CV

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Professor Lector

Basic Areas, DEPARTMENT OF BASIC SCIENCIES. Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Academic curriculum
  • Ingenieria Industrial Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Magister Scientiarum in Offshore Engineering Universidad Federal Rio de Janeiro
  • Civil Engineer Universidad Central de Venezuela
Research interests

Modelización numérica, elementos finitos, implantes y prótesis, simulación en ordenador

Education

M. Cerrolaza is civil engineer graduated in the Central University of Venezuela in 1980 (awarded Magna CumLaude) also awarded by the Venezuelan Association of Engineers as the Best Graduated in engineering. In Jan-1980 he got a grant from UNESCO (program B-31) to study a Magister Scientiarum (MSc) at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). In Sept-1985, he won a scholarship from the Institute for Iberoamerican Cooperation (ICI-Spain) to undertake a Ph.D. in engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, completed in June-1988 (the thesis was awarded CumLaude and won the 1988 UPM Best PhD Thesis award). In Jan-1995, he was invited by the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (París, France), to pursue a Postdoc, granted by a postdoc-fellowship from the Venezuelan Ministry of Science and Technology. In Sept-2011 he joined the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona) as Senior Researcher with a Marie Curie CIG-European Commission project.

Professional experience

• 2020-present. Full Professor, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Barcelona, Spain
• 2018-2020. Development engineer, Aplicaciones de Informática Avanzada SL (Sant Cugat, Barcelona)
• 2016-2017. Technical Director, Biomechanic Developments SL (Barcelona, Spain)
• 2011-2016. Full Researcher, International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain
• 2005-2012. Founder & Head of the National Institute of Bioengineering (Caracas, Venezuela)
• 2004 & 2006. Invited Professor at the Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Colorado, USA)
• 1995-1996. Visiting Senior Professor at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees (Paris, France)
• 1989-2011. Full Professor, Central University of Venezuela
• 1985-1988. Invited Professor, School of Ind. Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
• 1981-1984. Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Central University of Venezuela

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