Professor Rubén Sevilla

Professor, Civil Engineering

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602040

Email address

Academic Office - A_128
First Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I obtained my PhD in 2009 from UPC-BarcelonaTech. During this period I received three awards from the European Association for Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, the Spanish Association for Computational Methods in Engineering and the publisher Birkhauser-Verlag for the best thesis in Spain and Europe. In 2009 I moved to Swansea, to work in the Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering as a post-doctoral research assistant. I became a lecturer in 2012, then promoted to senior lecturer in 2015, to associate professor in 2016 and to full professor in 2021. Since then, I have received a number of honours and awards from the publisher EMERALD, SIAM and the Welsh government.

I am the President of the UK Association for Computational Mechanics since 2019 and I also hold a number of positions in the European Association for Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and the International Association for Computational Mechanics.

Since 2022 I am Chief Editor of the European Journal of Computational Mechanics and external examiner for Cranfield University.

I am a fellow member of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy), fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and chartered mathematician. 


Areas Of Expertise

  • Computational Engineering
  • High-order Finite Elements
  • Numerical Methods
  • Reduced Order Modelling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Mesh generation

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

My teaching is closely related to my research. I teach problem solving in Engineering using programming for undergraduate Year 2 Civil Engineering students and Finite Element Computational Analysis to postgraduate students in the MEng Civil Engineering, MEng Aerospace Engineering, MSc in Civil Engineering, MSc in Aerospace Engineering, MSc in Computational Engineering. MSc in Structural Engineering and MSc in Computational Mechanics.

I am also responsible for the Research Case Study, Research Dissertation and Industrial Placement modules of the International MSc in Computational Mechanics and the Visiting Research Dissertation module offered to exchange students.

I am the coordinator of the international International MSc in Computational Mechanics (formerly Erasmus Mundus) since 2012, coordinator of the MSc in Computational Engineering since 2022, and from 2019 to 2021 I was the Year 2 Coordinator of the Civil Engineering degree.


Research Award Highlights Collaborations
Professor Rubén Sevilla

Professor Rubén Sevilla

Professor, Civil Engineering
+44 (0) 1792 602040
Available For Postgraduate Supervision