Asia-Pacific Activities

Asia Pacific


For over 10 years, CIMNE has been collaborating with research organizations, universities and companies in the People’s Republic of China in a number of fruitful cooperation agreements, RTD projects and some educational activities.

CIMNE has strong links with the most renowned scientific institutions in China, such as Peking University, Tsinghua University and several research centres of the Chinese Academy of Sciences or the Chinese Aeronautical Establishment.

Supported by the 6th and 7th Framework Programme and the Horizon 2020 of the European Union, CIMNE has carried out the coordination on the European side of a series of projects aimed at promoting joint EU-China research in aeronautics. CIMNE also participates in research projects in areas of risk assessment of natural disasters.
The most relevant activities with China in 2019 have been:

» DRAGY: Drag Reduction in Turbulent Boundary Layer via Flow Control
Coordinated by CIMNE
01/04/2016 – 30/06/2019

» ECO-COMPASS: Ecological and Multifunctional Composites for Application in Aircraft Interior and Secondary Structures
Coordinated by DLR
01/04/2016 – 30/06/2019

» EMUSIC: Innovative Methodologies for reducing Aircraft noise Generation and Emission

Coordinated by DLR
01/04/2016 – 31/03/2019

» IMAGE: Innovative Methodologies and technologies for reducing Aircraft noise Generation and Emission
Coordinated by Chalmers
01/04/2016 – 30/06/2019


CIMNE has collaborated for many years with Singaporean research organizations and companies in the field of biomedicine, energy and marine engineering.

The most outstanding example of research collaboration with Singaporean institutions is the study carried out in cooperation with the Tan Tock Seng Hospital and NTU on mechanistic and pathology of the genesis, growth, and rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysms.


Aulas CIMNE map

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 32 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.

Selected RTD Projects

NICOP – Development of new Lagrangian computational methods for ice-ship interaction problems
Funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR)
30/09/2016 – 01/10/2019

CIMNE-Latin America (Santa Fe, Argentina)

CIMNE is represented in Latin America by the CIMNE Latin American Foundation (FCL).

The CIMNE-Latin American Foundation (FCL) is located in the city of Santa Fe (Argentina), the place where the first CIMNE Classroom in the Latin American region was created in cooperation with University of Litoral.

Since its creation, the CIMNE-Latin American Foundation has developed a wide range of activities in Latin America related to training, research and dissemination of advances in numerical methods.

Project Laguna Paiva. Hydrodynamic study

Many of these projects are developed with the support of CIMNE, Aulas CIMNE, universities and public organizations.
The projects in which FCL participates can be classified into the following research areas:

• Engineering and Environment
• Industrial Processes
• Numerical Methods

FCL also takes part and organises courses, seminars, workshops, among others.


Development of advanced tools for computational design of engineering materials. CIMNE-Latin America also carries out actions of representation and dissemination of numerical methods in engineering of the centre in the area.

Premises in Spain

Where we are

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. Cripiano

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