Aulas CIMNE are physical spaces (Joint Labs) for cooperation in education, research and technological development (RTD) activities created jointly by CIMNE and one or several universities.

The 30 Aulas CIMNE promote educational and training activities at graduate and postgraduate level and development of RTD projects in cooperation with companies around the world.


International Branches

CIMNE-USA (Washington DC, USA)

CIMNE-USA is an educational and scientific research organization, affiliated with the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE).

The objective of CIMNE-USA is leading scientific research and development projects supported by government, foundations and industry sources.

The branch also carries out educational activities related to advanced numerical methods. It participates in national and international conferences and symposia and works jointly with Aulas CIMNE, in cooperation with US and international universities. CIMNE-USA also supports visiting scientists.

Dr. David Cranmer (on the left side photo), CIMNE US Acting Executive Director, is a senior scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and advisor of many US companies. Mr. Varadaraju (Raju) Gandikota (on the right side photo) is CIMNE USA Scientific Director.

CIMNE-Latin America (Santa Fe, Argentina)

CIMNE is represented in Latin America by the CIMNE Iberoamérica Foundation (CIMNE Iber).

CIMNE Iber is located at the city of Salta in Argentina. It was created in 2020 with strong support from the University of Salta and other local academic organizations in the region. It is also supported by the CIMNE Classroom in University of Salta.

The director of CIMNE Iber is Prof. Sergio Oller, a Full Research Professor at CIMNE for over 25 years.

CIMNE Iber aims to developing and disseminating research activities in the field of numerical methods in engineering in cooperation with CIMNE and other academic organizations. It has also a strong vocation for supporting industry in the development of innovative solutions.

CIMNE Iber will also play an important role in fostering and coordinating tha activities of the CIMNE Classroom Network in the Latin American region.

Premises in Spain

CIMNE – Terrassa

CIMNE offices in Terrassa (Barcelona, Spain) opened in 2001. The premises cover an area of 150m2 and house part of the department of Building Energy and Environment Group (BeeGroup).
Director: J. Cipriano

Campus de Terrassa UPC
Edifici GAIA (TR14)
C/ Rambla Sant Nebridi, 22
08222 Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain
+34 93 789 91 69

CIMNE – Castelldefels

CIMNE’s headquarters in the city of Castelldefels (Barcelona, Spain) were inaugurated on October 15th 2008. The facilities are located in the building CIMNE-C3 of the Mediterranean Technology Park of the UPC, and occupy 1,500m2 in a new building constructed in collaboration with the UPC. The premises are shared with the Technical School of Castelldefels.
Director: J. Mora

Campus del Baix Llobregat UPC
CIMNE Building C3
C/Esteve Terradas, 5
08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 413 41 86

CIMNE – Madrid

CIMNE – MADRID started its activities in September 2007 and in May 2008 CIMNE opened its premises located in the centre of the city (150m2). The main goal of CIMNE Madrid is to build a strong research team in Madrid and foster the links between CIMNE, the Central Government of Spain, the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and partner companies and research centres based in Madrid.
Director: F. Salazar

Paseo General Martínez Campos, 41, 9º
28010 Madrid, Spain
Tel. +34 91 319 13 59

CIMNE – Lleida

CIMNE’s premises in Lleida are located at the Eurotrading building, beside the Cappont Campus of the University of Lleida (UdL). The 130 m² office is surrounded with more than 30 companies from different sectors in the same building and the proximity to the University of Lleida gives CIMNE Lleida a strategic position.
Director: J. Cipriano

Eurotrading Building
Pere de Cabrera, 16, 2G
25002 Lleida
Tel: +34 873 991 354 / +34 873 991 737



Main premises at UPC

CIMNE’s main premises are located at the heart of the North Campus of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech.

The offices are situated at the C1 Building, adjacent to the Civil Engineering School of UPC and occupy some 1,000 m2 of modern office facilities and state of the art equipment with last generation computers linked via a fast intranet and a multicore cluster for parallel computing.

This space, created in 1987, hosts around 90 CIMNE researchers and the main administration offices.

Campus Nord UPC, C1 Building
C/ Gran Capità, S/N, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 401 74 95

B0 Building

In September 2014 CIMNE started the construction of a new building of some 2,000 m2 in the North Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech.

The new B0 building, that also hosts the Flumen Institute, was completed by the end of 2015. Several CIMNE researchers moved to the new facilities during the first months of 2016. This new building is equipped with modern experimental facilities for model scale testing of river dynamic and hydraulic problems and it also provides work areas for researchers at the graduate level (master, doctoral and postdocs) and for senior researchers from CIMNE and UPC · BarcelonaTech.

Campus Nord UPC, B0 Building
C/ Gran Capità, S/N, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 401 09 50


Since 1987 CIMNE has evolved to become a prestigious international research centre on NME. Its current research staff (90% of whom are engineers) includes (by December 2021) 19 Full Research Professors, 17 Associate Research Professors, 10 Assistant Research Professors, 26 Postdocs, 11 Staff Scientists, 60 PhD Students, 72 Research Engineers and 38 Administration Staff from more than 20 countries.

Several researchers of CIMNE are faculty members of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) and develop their research activity in CIMNE. These distinguished affiliated researchers play an important role as liaison between researchers at different groups of UPC and CIMNE.


Governing Bodies

Governing council

Hon. Mr. Jordi Puigneró
Minister of Vicepresidency, Digital Policies and Territory (Government of Catalonia)

Representing Catalan Government
Ms. Natàlia Mas
Director-General for Industry (Government of Catalonia)

Mr. Isidre Gavín
Secretary for Infrastructure and Mobility (Government of Catalonia)

Dr. Joan Gómez Pallarès
Director-General for Research (Government of Catalonia)

Dr. Eugenio Oñate
Full Professor (UPC · BarcelonaTech)

Representing UPC · BarcelonaTech
Dr. Daniel Crespo
Rector (UPC · BarcelonaTech)

Dr. Jordi Llorca
Vice-rector of Scientific Policy (UPC · BarcelonaTech)

Dr. Esther Real
Full Professor (UPC · BarcelonaTech)

Representing UNESCO
Dr. Lluís Ramallo
President of the Spanish Commission of UNESCO

Executive council

Dr. Eugenio Oñate
Catedràtic (UPC · BarcelonaTech)

Mr. Xavier Baulies

Department of Digital Policies and Territory (Government of Catalonia)

Mr. Daniel Marco
Department of Digital Policies and Territory (Government of Catalonia)

Dr. Jordi Llorca
Vice-Rector for Research (UPC · BarcelonaTech)

Dr. Climent Molins
Vice-Rector for Transformation, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UPC · BarcelonaTech)

Dr. Àlvar Vinacua
Vice-Rector for Digital Strategy (UPC · BarcelonaTech)

Dr. Pedro Díez
UPC · BarcelonaTech

Dr. Gabriel Bugeda
UPC · BarcelonaTech

Dr. Xavier Sànchez-Vila
Director of DECA (UPC · BarcelonaTech)

Dr. Ernest Bladé
In representation of Flumen

Dr. Lluís Rovira
Institució Centres de Recerca de Catalunya

Mr. Jordi Aguasca
ACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya

Dr. Cecilia Soriano

Scientific Advisory Council

The Advisory Scientific Council (ASC) of CIMNE is formed by prestigious international researchers in the field of numerical methods in engineering.
Its role is to provide advice and guidance to the Executive and Governing Councils of CIMNE on the scientific policy of CIMNE.

Check the composition of the ASC of CIMNE.