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Jose Luis Escalona Franco



Escuela Superior de Ingenieros, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, March, 2001.

- Thesis: Dynamic Analysis of Impacts in Elastic Beams
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, March, 1996.

University of Sheffield Sheffield, U.K.

Academic year under the European Erasmus Program of exchange of students,


Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2017-.

Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2016-2017.

Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 1999-2016.

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Visiting Scholar, Jan.1997-May 1997, Sept. 2001-Dec.2002.

Institut B für Mechanik, Universty of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Visiting Scholar, Fall 1998.


University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Fulbright Research Scholarship, Sept. 2001-Dec.2002.
Supervised by Dr. Ahmed A. Shabana.

Lappeenranta University of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
Visiting Professor, June 2016-October 2016.
Supervised by Dr. Aki Mikkola.


o Railroad dynamics.
o Flexible multibody dynamics.
o Contact and impact problems.
o Large deformation problems.
o Stability of mechanical systems.


o Juan Valverde. “Análisis Dinámico de Estructuras Tether Giroestabilizadas”. (Dynamic Análisis of Gyrostabilised Tether Structures) February, 2006.
o Rosario Chamorro. “Simulación Dinámica del Movimiento de Vehículos Ferroviarios en Vías Deformables” (Dynamic Simulation of Railroad Vehicles on Flexible Tracks). June, 2011.
o Antonio M. Recuero, “Simulation of coupled railroad vehicle-flexible track dynamics using moving modes and Krylov subspaces techniques”, December, 2012.
o Javier F. Aceituno, “Multibody modelling of railway vehicles and experimental validation.” April, 2016.
o Pedro Urda, “On-board estimation of wheel-rail contact forces based on state observation of railroad vehicle.” In progress.
o Eduardo Briales, “Measure of railroad track irregularities and vehicle dynamic response using inertial sensors and computer vision.” In progress.


o 38 papers published in scientific journals. List of publications attached.
o More than 60 papers published in proceedings of international conferences.


o Involved in 6 research projects funded by the Spain Ministry of Education and Science. Leader of the following projects in the area of computational railroad dynamics
o Leader of several development projects for the industry, including


o Founder partner of the spin-off company VIRTUALMECH (www.virtualmech.com). The company develops industrial applications of computational mechanics.