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Dr. Jesús Jiménez Octavio

Current position:
Associate Professor
Research Area:
Bioengineering; Railway Systems; Fire Protection Engineering
Association date:
AA25. D-315
Phone Number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 2739

Areas of interest:

Railway systems. Design and optimization. Computational mechanics.


Jesús R. Jiménez was graduated with the degree in Industrial Engineering in 2004 from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas. In 2009 he got his PhD from the same university with a doctoral thesis about dynamic analysis and optimization of high speed railway overheads. He is currently working as lecturer in the area of computational mechanics at ICAI, while he develops his research in the engineering analysis and design area of the Institute for Research in Technology. He has received The Talgo Award for Technological Innovation 2010, with the project "Simulation, calculation and optimization of railways".

Journal Publications


Conference Papers

International exchanges

  • Aug 2013, Department of Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics, Universität Hohenheim. Stuttgart (Germany).
  • Jun - Aug 2012, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Universtity of Illinois at Chicago. Chicago (United States of America). «Estancias de movilidad en el extranjero José Castillejo para jóvenes doctores 2012», Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.
  • Apr 2012, Institut für Dynamik und Schwingungen, Leibniz Universität Hannover. Hannover (Germany). Beca Erasmus Personal Docente/Investigador de docencia, APEE (Organismo Autónomo Programas Educativos Europeos).
  • Jan 2012, Powertrain Solutions and Vehicle Engineering, Mercedes Benz Technology Group. Stuttgart (Germany). Beca Erasmus Personal Docente/Investigador de formación, APEE (Organismo Autónomo Programas Educativos Europeos).
  • Aug 2011, Visiting Scholar at the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering,, University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering. Edinburgh (United Kingdom). «Influencia del fuego en el análisis estructural y colapso de edificios».

Training courses

  • Optimization in engineering. Institute of Dynamics and Vibration Research (Leibniz Universität Hannover), Hannover (Germany). Apr 2012 - Apr 2012.
  • Computational mechanics on high speed trains: catenary-pantograph dynamic interaction. Institut für Dynamik und Schwingungen, Hannover (Germany). Mar 2012 - Mar 2012.
  • Introduction to optimization, in Training courses. University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering, Edinburgh (United Kingdom). Aug 2011 - Aug 2011.

Other Activities

  • Evaluator of Accredited project by TÜV Rheinland for the certification I+D+i. TÜV Rheinland. Madrid (Spain). Oct 2014 - Today.
  • Reviewer of Catenary Lines for the European Railway Interoperability. . European Railway Agency (ERA). Valenciennes (France). Sep 2012 - Today.
  • «Simulación, cálculo y optimización ferroviaria». X Premio Talgo a la Innovación Tecnológica. . Patentes Talgo S.L.. Madrid (Spain). May 2010.
  • «Análisis dinámico y optimización de catenarias para alta velocidad». Distinción Honorífica a la mejor Tesis Doctoral. . Universidad Pontificia Comillas. Madrid (Spain). Jan 2010.
  • 3º Premio Nacional Sika de Tecnología de la Adhesión. . SIKA, S.A.. Alcobendas (Spain). Sep 2004.

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