Jose Lorenzo

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Biography

José Lorenzo holds a MSc in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Sevilla (2014) with a specialization in Industrial Electronics. His MSc Thesis focused on the study of preconditioning techniques for large sparse linear systems of equations arising when solving the stationary convection-diffusion equation at high Péclet number by means of the Finite Element Method. During two years he worked at the CERN Magnets Group developing numerical models and codes to predict normal-zone propagation in the Nb3Sn cables that will be used to wind coils for the LHC High-Luminosity upgrade. He joined the Fusion Group at BSC in 2019 to participate in the development of an Alya module to simulate High-Temperature Superconductors for Fusion applications making use of HPC resources efficiently. In 2020 he has been granted with a EUROfusion Engineering Grant to carry out the project Structural Assessment of DEMO Magnets.

Education

  • MSc in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Sevilla (2014).

Research

José's research focuses on the numerical modeling and analysis of a wide range of aspects related to Applied Superconductivity and Superconducting Magnets: from the study of thermal stability and quench propagation in Low-Temperature Superconducting (LTS) cables for particle accelerator magnets, the electromagnetic modeling of High-Temperature Superconducting (HTS) tapes, to the mechanical analysis of large coils to confine the plasma in Fusion reactors. His interests cover the study and coding of complex numerical methods to approximate the solution of differential equations modeling the aforementioned phenomena.

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