Jesús Bonilla holds a degree in mechanical engineering and a MSc in numerical methods in engineering both by the Technical University of Catalonia, UPC. In 2019, he received his PhD in computational mechanics also from the Technical University of Catalonia, UPC. Since January 2021 he is a postdoctoral researcher in Los Alamos National Laboratories. He is currently part of the Applied Mathematics and Plasma Physics group. Previously, he was a researcher at the Large Scale Scientific Computing team at CIMNE. His main research interst is the development of stabilization methods for finite element solvers for fluid models of plasma. Currently, he is focused on Tokamak disruption and mitigation 3D FE modeling for TDS project. He is also interest in the development of positivity-preserving schemes for hyperbolic problems integrated implicitly in time. He aims to apply these schemes to one and two-fluid magnetohydrodynamic equations. Which model problems of interest in fusion reactors design. All his research is done in combination with the development of large finite element software projects: Drekar, a highly scalable parallel finite element code based on Trilinos; Gridap, a very efficient Julia library for the grid based numerical approximation of PDEs; and FEMPAR, a large scale parallel finite element Fortran library.

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • “la Caixa” Fundation PhD scholarship


Last updated: 2022/03/20