The secretary

Dr Lluís Jofre Cruanyes

Full professor



The functions of the secretary, outlined in the Regulations on the Organisation and Functions of the Doctoral School, are the following:

  • To call the meetings of the collegial bodies on the order of the chairperson.

  • To organise collegial body elections at the Doctoral School.

  • To vouch for the agreements and resolutions of the Doctoral School's governing bodies.

  • To write and keep custody of the minutes and, if necessary, the recordings of corresponding collegial body meetings.

  • To guarantee the dissemination and advertisement of the agreements, resolutions, regulations and other general rules on institutional functioning among members of the Doctoral School community.

  • To issue certificates, reports, rulings and approved agreements.

  • To draw up the Doctoral School's annual report.

  • To fulfil other functions inherent to the post entrusted to him by the Board, the director or the University's regulations.

Lluís Jofre Cruanyes has a doctoral degree in Fluid Mechanics from the UPC. He is a Beatriz Galindo Professor at the Department of Fluid Mechanics of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC), the director of Fluid Science and Engineering Research Group (GReCEF) of the UPC and the principal investigator at the Multiscale Fluid Mechanics Lab. He was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University's Center for Turbulence Research (USA) and a predoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Sweden).

As a professor of the UPC's Department of Fluid Mechanics, he teaches on bachelor's and master's degrees at the Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE) and also collaborates with the Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering (ESEIAAT). He directs research on topics related to multiscale fluid mechanics, data science, model reduction, uncertainty quantification and computational engineering, with applications in advanced energy systems, propulsion and transport, biomedicine and manufacturing technology.

Since 2022, he has been the principal investigator of the ERC Starting Grant project Turbulence-on-a-Chip: Supercritically Overcoming the Energy Frontier in Microfluidics (SCRAMBLE). The project focuses on achieving turbulent flow regimes in microfluidic conditions using supercritical fluids. The scientific knowledge gained will be used to propose and design microfluidic systems that are highly improved from an energy point of view.