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Pep Español

External Senior Fellow
November 2008 - October 2009

Dpto. de Física Fundamental
Facultad de Ciencias (U.N.E.D.)
Avda. Senda del Rey 9
28040 - Madrid

Tel. +34 913987133
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Pep Español is Profesor  Titular at the Fundamental Physics Department of Universidad Nacional de Educación  a Distancia in Spain. He leads a research  groupin  Madrid  that  focus on  particle  methods for  the simulation of  complex fluids and on  the development of  new ideas in order to coarse-grain molecular systems efficiently and faithfully. Pep Español  studied Physics in  Barcelona and moved to  Madrid during his doctoral studies.   In 1992 he finished his  PhD thesis, which was done also  in part  at the ETH-Zürich  under the supervision  of Prof. Öttinger. He spent  the next two years at  the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of  Cambridge in the group of Sir  Sam Edwards. Back to Spain he  started his independent research  group and got  in 1998 his permanent position at the Fundamental Physics Department of UNED where he stays since then.

Pep  Español is the  current Spanish  representative at  CECAM (Centre Européen de Calcul  Atomique et Moléculaire) and has  been involved in the set up of the Spanish node of CECAM in Zaragoza, to start in 2009.

He  is author of  60 publications  that have  received more  than 1200 citations.


FRIAS Project

Despite  the  sustained  increase  in  computational  resources,  many complex  proceses  in  material  science,  complex  fluids  flow,  and biological systems  cannot be represented  in full atomic  detail. The present  project will focus  on the  fundamental understanding  of the process of coarse-graining and its application to specific examples as the coarse-graining of big  molecules like star polymers, groupings of carbon atoms in  carbon nanotube systems, or the  formulation of fluid particle models for the simulation of flows with free surfaces.


Selected Publications

  1. Incompressible Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics , M. Ellero, M. Serrano and P. Español, Journal of Computational Physics 226, 1731 (2007)
  2. Dynamic  Boltzmann  free-energy functional  theory,  J.G. Anero  and P. Español, Europhys. Lett. 78, 50005 (2007)
  3. Markovian approximation  in a  coarse-grained description of  a atomic systems  , C.  Hijon, M.  Serrano,  and P.  Español, Journal  Chemical Physics 125, 204101 (2006)
  4. Microscopic derivation of  hydrodynamic equations for phase separating fluid mixtures , Pep Español  and Cedric Thieulot, J. Chem. Phys. 118, 9109 (2003).
  5. Smoothed  dissipative  particle  dynamics,  Pep  Español  and  Mariano Revenga, Phys. Rev. E 67 , 026705 (2003).
  6. Thermodynamically  admissible  form  for discrete  hydrodynamics,  Pep Español, Mar Serrano and Hans  Christian Öttinger, Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 4542 (1999).
  7. Statistical mechanics of Dissipative Particle Dynamics, P. Español and P. Warren,  Europhysics Letters 30,  191 (1995). Featuring in  the '25 Most cited articles from EPL Historic Archive' collection.