Alberto Cuadra-Lara

Alberto Cuadra-Lara

PhD candidate at

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


I was born in Málaga (Spain) where I studied Industrial Engineering passing through two long-term stays abroad in Politehnica University of Bucharest (Romania) and Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (México) for 11 and 5 months, respectively. Feeling that my ability in mathematical modelling didn’t meet my personal requirements, I considered to study an Intern-university Master degree in Applied Mathematics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). Currently, I’m doing my PhD thesis under the supervision of Marcos Vera and César Huete at UC3M. My research focuses on two main lines of work: first, on the development of a wider-scope thermochemical tool which will be distributed as open source package as soon as it has been fully tested. Second, in the analytical study of shock dynamics in different scenarios, e.g., which would be the effect of equivalence ratio fluctuations on planar detonation discontinuities, both with the main idea of retrofeed each other.


  • Shock waves
  • Combustion
  • App development


  • PhD in Fluid Mechanics, currently

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • MSc in Applied Mathematics, 2019

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

  • BSc in Industrial Engineering, 2017

    Universidad de Málaga

Recent Posts

Working on the first post “First steps toward the development of a wider-scope thermochemical tool”.



Lab Professor

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Mar 2020 – Present Leganés


  • Engineering Fluid Mechanics (also coordinator lab teacher - 2021 only)
  • Aero-themochemical systems

Lab Professor

Centro Universitario de la Guardia Civil

Sep 2019 – Present Aranjuez
Taught Explosion dynamics


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Oct 2018 – Jan 2019 Leganés
Development of a graphic user interface (GUI) for a thermochemical code with application to combustion and detonation of gaseous reactive mixtures and energetic materials


  • (+34) 91 624 8367
  • Building Agustín de Betancourt, Office 1.1.D22, Universidad Carlos III, Leganés, Madrid 28911