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Research interests

Ricardo works on the design and analysis of numerical methods for partial differential equations. His areas of interest and expertise also include fundamental topics in scientific computing, as well as a number of applications such as multiphase flow and transport in porous media and cardiac electromechanics 


Before joining Monash, Ricardo spent four years as Lecturer in Numerical Analysis at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford. Previously, he was a Senior Reasearcher at the University of Lausanne, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne 

University Service

Ricardo is the Postgraduate Director for the School of Mathematics

Education/Academic qualification

Mathematical Engineering, Doctoral degree, Universidad de Concepción (University of Concepción)

Award Date: 20 Dec 2008

External positions

Associate Researcher, Sechenov University

18 Sep 2018 → …

Departmental Lecturer in Numerical Analysis, University of Oxford


Senior Researcher, University of Lausanne


Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne)


Research area keywords

  • Numerical analysis of PDEs
  • Finite element and finite volume methods
  • Mixed and augmented formulations
  • Error estimation and adaptivity
  • Saddle-point problems
  • Sedimentation-consolidation processes
  • Cardiac electromechanics
  • Interface problems


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