• Five years of research experience (post Ph.D.) in the development of stabilized-FEM and semi-Lagrangian PFEM.
  • Independent research capacity: one single-author paper and first-cum-corresponding author in the majority of my scientific production.
  • Wrote the kernel (low level building blocks) of xFire: a software project I initiated for the semi-analytical implementation of the semi-Lagrangian PFEM.
  • Awarded the Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma gold medal for general proficiency at the seventh-convocation (graduation ceremony) of IIT Guwahati.
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship: scored 96,20 % (panel: Mathematics) and funding secured: 195 454,80 € for 24 months as single (and hence principal) investigator.

Personal information

Name, surname
Prashanth, Nadukandi
Date of Birth
Immigration status
Spanish long-term residence and work permit.
UK Tier 2 General Visa.
Family status
Married, one child

Work experience

01/09/2016 - 31/08/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow (Individual Fellowship)
School of Mathematics, University of Manchester
Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK.
01/11/2014 - till date
Assistant Research Professor*
International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)
Gran Capitán S/N, 08034, Barcelona, Spain

*on voluntary leave of absense from 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2018. Open-ended contract.

01/05/2011 - 31/10/2014
Research Scientist at CIMNE-Barcelona
Open-ended contract
01/01/2009 - 30/04/2011
Research Engineer at CIMNE-Barcelona
Open-ended contract

Education and training

01/01/2006 - 13/05/2011
PhD in Computational Mechanics
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Thesis: Stabilized finite element methods for convection–diffusion–reaction, Helmholtz and Stokes problems
EQF level 8 (European Qualification Framework)
01/08/2001 - 30/05/2005
Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India
ISCED 5 (level in international classification)
03/05/2004 - 27/07/2004
Summer Internship
International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), Barcelona, Spain
Training: Application of stabilized finite-element methods in fluid mechanics

Personal skills

Mother tongue(s)
Malayalam; Fluent in Hindi, Telugu and English.
Other language(s)
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Language Understanding Speaking Writing
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
Spanish C1 C1 B2 B1 B1
Polish A2 A2 A2 A2 A2
Catalan A1 A1 A1 A1 A1
Levels: A1/A2: Basic user; B1/B2: Independent user; C1/C2: Proficient user
Social skills
Excellent verbal and communication skills both in an office environment and with external stakeholders.
  • Experienced at giving presentations at seminars, conferences and congresses.
  • Headed the media management committee of the IIT Guwahati technical (Techniche) and cultural festivals (Alcheringa) during the academic years 2002-03 and 2003-04.
Organisational skills
Good organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • General Secretary, Association of Malayalees in Barcelona. Term: 2013-14.
  • Founding member and the General Secretary of the Association of Civil Engineers (ACE), IIT Guwahati during the academic year 2003-04.
  • Student representative in the Departmental Undergraduate Program Committee (DUPC), Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Guwahati during the academic years 2002-03 and 2004-05.
  • Secretary for basketball, Students Gymkhana Council, IIT Guwahati during the academic year 2003-04.
  • Captian of the IIT Guwahati basketball team at the Inter-IIT sports meet held at IIT Bombay and IIT Madras during the academic years 2003-04 and 2004-05.
Computer skills
  • Programming: C/C++, Matlab, OpenMP
  • Word processing: LaTeX, MS Word
  • Presentation software: Beamer, MS PowerPoint
  • Graphic design: TikZ/PGF, xHTML/CSS
  • Operating systems: Windows and Linux

Additional Information

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, call: H2020-MSCA-IF-2015, scheme: MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF, reference: 702138, score: 96.20%, panel: Mathematics, supervisor: Prof. Nicholas J. Higham, start date: 01-Sep-2016.
  • Among the six finalists in the SEMNI award for the best PhD thesis in 2011. Among the four PhD theses selected by by SEMNI to participate in the ECCOMAS PhD Olympiad held at the Young Investigators Conference (YIC2012), Aveiro, Portugal.
  • FI-AGAUR pre-doctoral grant (ref. 2006FI 00836, 01/01/2006 – 31/12/2010) from the Department of Universities, Research and Information Society (Generalitat de Catalunya) and the European Social Fund.
  • Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Gold Medal, 30 May 2005, seventh convocation, IIT Guwahati.
    web URL
  • Graduated with a department rank 2 (civil engg.) and a cumulative performance index of 8.54/10.
  • Internship grant (03/05/2004 – 26/07/2004) from CIMNE-Barcelona to cover travel and living costs in Barcelona, Spain
  • Messrs. Tata Steel most promising civil engineer award, 05 July 2003, summer-camp IIT Kanpur.
    web URL and web URL
  • Ranks* secured in competitive engineering entrance examinations in the general category (AIR: All India Rank):
    AIR 60 (IIT-JEE 2001, Screening Test)
    AIR 2151 (IIT-JEE 2001, Main Test)
    AIR 10 (IIIT Hyderabad Entrance Test 2001)
    State rank 119 (Kerala State CEE 2001)
  • *If you aren't Indian you may not understand its significance.

Eleven original research papers published in peer-reviewed indexed journals. The details (citation, DOI etc.) are available here

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