Senior Research Software Engineer

Dr. Artur Palha

Artur Palha has a M.Sc. in Applied Physics from the University of Lisbon in Portugal, and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. 

His expertise is on the development of (structure preserving) high order numerical discretisations for the fast and efficient solution of PDEs. He is interested in the development and implementation of these ideas into general frameworks for the discretisation of physical field laws. He has worked with these techniques on the solution of diverse (multi)-physics problems. 

At the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering in Portugal, he worked on the simulation of ocean waves nearshore, and wave energy devices. At TU Delft, as co-PI of a CSER project, he worked on reservoir modelling; together with Sandia National Labs in the USA, he worked on pHyFlow, an Eulerian-Lagrangian flow solver for modelling vertical axis wind turbines; and with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Monash University he worked on atmospheric flows. At TU Eindhoven, together with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), he worked on a fusion reactor numerical simulator for control purposes. At ASML, he worked on the development of electromagnetic. solvers.

A detailed overview of Artur’s research work can be found on his website: .

Artur joined the Netherlands eScience Center as a Senior Research Software Engineer in the Natural Sciences & Engineering Section in April 2022.

Key skills:

  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Numerical Methods: FEM, FV, FD, VEM, BEM
  • Programming Languages: Python, Fortran, C++, Matlab