Antonia Larese

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Short CV

Antonia Larese is Associate Professor in Hydraulic and Maritime Constructions and Hydrology at the University of Padova, Italy. She got her M.Sc. in civil engineering by the University of Padova (2006) where she graduated cum laude and special mention of the committee, she got a Numerical Methods (2011) and a PhD in Structural Analysis (2012) by the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain. She got a postdoctoral fellowship at the UPC by the Catalonian government (2015-2017) and she was Juan de la Cierva (senior) postdoctoral fellow at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering CIMNE (2017-2018). She won a R.L.Montalcini junior professorship at the University of Padova, Italy (2018). Since 2008 she has also been working at CIMNE holding different positions. She is one of the developers of KRATOS Multiphysics open source platform (

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Major Awards

  • 2018-2021, Rita Levi Montalcini young researcher fellowship. Issued by the Italian Ministry of Research and University MIUR
  • 2017-2018, Juan de la Cierva (senior) fellowship. Issued by the Spanish Ministry
  • 2015-2017, PDJ2014 fellowship– Issued by the Catalonian Government
  • 2014, Special Doctoral Award 2014 issued by UPC BarcelonaTECH
  • 2012, Finalist for the award for the best PhD thesis discussed in Spain in 2012 issued by the Spanish Association for Numerical Methods in Engineering (SEMNI)
  • 2009, Outstanding Paper Award 2009 delivered by EMERALD for the paper ”Validation of the Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM) for simulation of free surface flows”

Research Interests

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
  • Coupled Problems
  • Finite Element Method
  • Continuum based Particle methods
  • Unfitted techniques for CFD and FSI
  • Free Surface Flows
  • Non-Newtonian materials

Selected Publications

  • Zorrilla, R., Larese, A., Rossi, R., A discontinuous Nitsche based Finite Element formulation for the imposition of the general Navier-slip boundary condition over embedded volumeless geometries, In press International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids (2021).
  • Chandra, B.; Singer, V.; Teschemacher, T.; Wuechner, R. and Larese, A. Nonconforming Dirichlet boundary conditions in Implicit Material Point Method by means of penalty augmentation, Acta Geotechnica, (2021).
  • Moran, R., Larese, A., Alves, R., Toledo, M.A., A procedure to design toe protections against extreme through-flows for rockfill dams Engineering Structures, 295, 400-412 (2019).
  • Zorrilla, R., Larese, A., Rossi, R., A modified Finite Element formulation for the imposition of the slip boundary condition over embedded geometries, CMAME 353, 123-157 (2019).
  • Iaconeta, I. Larese, A., Rossi, R., Oñate, E. A stabilized, mixed, implicit Material Point Method for non-linear incompressible solid mechanics problems; Computational Mechanics 175, 226-232,(2019).
  • Iaconeta, I., Larese, A., Rossi, R., Guo, Z. Comparison of a Material Point Method and a Meshfree Galerkin Method for the simulation of cohesive-frictional materials, Materials, 10 , 1150, (2017).
  • Moreno, E., Larese, A. and Cervera, M. Modelling of Bingham and Herschel-Bulkley flows with mixed P1/P1 finite elements stabilized with Orthogonal Subgrid Scale, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 28,pp 1-16, (2016).
  • Larese, A., Rossi, R., Oñate, E., Finite Element Modeling of free surface flow in variable porosity media. Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering 22(4) (2015), pp 637-653.
  • Larese, A.; Rossi, R.; Oñate, E.; Toledo, M.A.; Moran, R., Campos, H., Numerical and experimental study of overtopping and failure of rockfill dams. International Journal of Geomechanics (ASCE) 15 (4), art. no. 04014060 (2015) ISSN 1532-3641.
  • Larese, A.; Rossi, R.; Idelsohn, S.R.; Oñate, E.A coupled PFEM-Eulerian approach for the solution of porous FSI problems. Computational mechanics.50 - 6,pp. 805 - 819. (2012).

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow


  • Dehghan-Souraki, Danial; López-Gómez, David; Bladé-Castellet, Ernest; Larese, Antonia; Sanz-Ramos, Marcos: Optimizing sediment transport models by using the Monte Carlo simulation and deep neural network (DNN): A case study of the Riba-Roja reservoir. Environmental Modelling & Software 175, 2024, 105979 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )


  • AlSofi, Hosam; ; Larese, Antonia; Padilla, Iván; Rossi, Riccardo; Scotta, Roberto; Wüchner, Roland; ; ; ; ;: Finite elements and finite volumes methods in wind engineering applications. Advances in Computational Science and Engineering 1 (1), 2023, 82-122 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Singer, V.; Laresse, A.; Börst, A.; Wüchner, R.; Bletzinger, K.: Partitioned MPM-FEM Coupling Approach for Advanced Numerical Simulation of Mass-Movement Hazards Impacting Flexible Protective Structures. 10th edition of the International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, CIMNE, 2023 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Singer, V.; Sautter, K.; Larese, A.; Wüchner, R.; Bletzinger, K.: Partitioned Coupling Approaches for the Simulation of Natural Hazards Impacting Protective Structures. VIII International Conference on Particle-Based Methods, CIMNE, 2023 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Singer, Veronika; Teschemacher, Tobias; Larese, Antonia; Wüchner, Roland; Bletzinger, Kai-Uwe: Lagrange multiplier imposition of non-conforming essential boundary conditions in implicit material point method. Computational Mechanics, 2023 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )


  • Düsterhöft-Wriggers, Wibke; Larese, Antonia; Oñate, Eugenio; Rung, Thomas: Assessment of simplified momentum equations for free surface flows through rigid porous media. Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow 5 (2), 2022, 159-177 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Singer, Veronika; Sautter, Klaus B.; Larese, Antonia; Wüchner, Roland; Bletzinger, Kai-Uwe: A partitioned material point method and discrete element method coupling scheme. Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences 9 (1), 2022 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )