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Christian Peco Regales

Assistant Professor


  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

409D Earth and Engineering Sciences Building


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Research Areas:

Biomechanics and Bioengineering, CyberScience, Higher Performance Computing, Materials and Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, Bionanoscience and Engineering

Interest Areas:

Interdisciplinary research that explores problems in biomechanics and materials science with the long-term objective placed on the active control of soft materials, such as lipid bilayers, to create bioinspired soft nanomachinery.




  • Ph D, Computational Mechanics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech, 2014


Journal Articles

  • Christian Peco, , "Influence of surface tension in the surfactant-driven fracture of closely-packed particulate monolayers", Softmatter, 13, pp. 5832-5841
  • Amir Abdollahi and Christian Peco Regales, , "Fracture toughening and toughness asymmetry induced by flexoelectricity", Physical Review B, 92, (9), pp. 094101
  • Christian Peco Regales, , "Efficient implementation of Galerkin meshfree methods for large-scale problems with an emphasis on maximum entropy approximants", Computers & Structures, 150, pp. 52–62
  • Amir Abdollahi, Daniel Millán and Christian Peco Regales, , "Revisiting pyramid compression to quantify flexoelectricity: a 3D simulation study.", Physical Review B
  • Amir Abdollahi and Christian Peco Regales, , "Computational evaluation of the flexoelectric effect in dielectric solids", Journal of Applied Physics
  • Bin Li and Christian Peco Regales, , "Phase-field modeling and simulation of fracture in brittle materials with strongly anisotropic surface energy", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • Christian Peco Regales, , "A stabilized formulation with maximum entropy meshfree approximants for viscoplastic flow simulation in metal forming", International Journal of metalforming
  • Adrian Rosolen and Christian Peco Regales, , "An adaptive meshfree method for phase-field models of biomembranes. part i: Approximation with maximum-entropy basis functions", Journal of Computational Physics
  • Christian Peco Regales, , "An adaptive meshfree method for phase-field models of biomembranes. part ii: A lagrangian approach for membranes in viscous fluids", Journal of Computational Physics

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