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Jose Luis Escalona Franco

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EDUCATION

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,
1993-1994.

APPOINTMENTS

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

SUPERVISED DOCTORAL THESIS

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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

RESEARCH PROJECTS

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

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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