Luis Cueto-Felgueroso

Ramón y Cajal Fellow
Technical University of Madrid


PhD (2005), University of A Coruña (Spain)
Postdoctoral Fellow (2006-2008), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (AeroAstro)
Postdoctoral Associate (2008-2010), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (CEE)
Research Associate (2010-2015), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (CEE)

DiaMonD Research

Modeling and simulation of flow instabilities in porous media

DiaMonD Collaborations

Ruben Juanes (MIT)


Luis Cueto-Felgueroso is a Ramón y Cajal Fellow in the Dept. of Civil Engineering: Hydraulics, Energy and Environment at the Technical University of Madrid in Spain. Previously, he worked for over eight years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, first as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and then as a Research Associate in the Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Luis’ research focuses on modeling and numerical simulation of multiphase flow and geomechanics, with applications in subsurface energy resources and environmental research. His approach is strongly quantitative, searching for simple mathematical descriptions of complex processes and relying on high-resolution numerical simulations.

Impact of DiaMonD

Luis was a Research Associate with Ruben Juanes at MIT and partially supported by DiaMonD. In collaboration with Xiaojing Fu and Amir Pahlavan, also from the Juanes Research Group, he investigated the impact of hydrodynamic instabilities on mixing processes in porous media, particularly in the context of geological sequestration of CO2. He also developed mathematical descriptions of multiphase porous media systems incorporating the role of partial wetting and hysteresis. DiaMonD is a paradigmatic example of a multidisciplinary team being much larger than the sum of its individual components. The DiaMonD team addressed a broad range of themes and scientific questions in computational science and engineering, with a strong focus on using data and models to inform practical decisions. DiaMonD has been a life-changing opportunity to work with and learn from the best in the field, broadening Luis’ professional network and inspiring many of his current research projects.