Dr Karol Lewandowski

  • Affiliate (School of Engineering)


I am a Research Associate and a member of EPSRC-supported Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre (GCEC). Currently, I am working as PDRA in an EPSRC-supported project (EP/T008415/1) on predictive modelling of Incremental Cold Flow Forming (ICFF), where I continue software development of the MoFEM library. My PhD project, supported by Lord Kelvin and Adam Smith Scholarship, was focused on computational methods to predict and prevent musculoskeletal injury and fatality in the Thoroughbred racehorse. During my PhD, I also supported a project on modelling fracture in irradiated graphite bricks in Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors in collaboration with industrial partners (EDF Energy and Jacobs). This work led to the submission of an impact case to REF2021.

Research interests

My research interests are on the development of novel approaches for numerical modelling in Computational Mechanics with a particular focus on biomechanics, fracture mechanics, modelling of complex manufacturing processes and High Performance Computing. I am a senior developer at MoFEM team, where I foster sustainable software development practices.


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Awards and Distinctions

  • Hugh Sutherland Award Scholarship (£4000) 2017-2018, University of Glasgow
  • Modelathon 2018 winner, Multi-scale modelling competition for new treatments of osteoarthritic joints, University of Sheffield
  • Award for the best Master thesis in Civil Engineering (2016), Gdańsk University of Technology First Prize in the Centre for Mathematics Applied to the Life Sciences (CMALS) Poster Competition, University of Glasgow
  • Award for the best 1-minute video presentation at Annual LKAS Interdisciplinary PhD Scholarship holders event 2019, University of Glasgow

Other responsibilities

  • Co-organizer of The Third International Conference on Simulation for Additive Manufacturing (Sim-AM 2021), University of Glasgow
  • Co-organizer of UKACM School on Advanced Topics in Computational Mechanics, April 2021
  • Volunteer and presenter at Explorathon: European Researchers’ Night, annual public engagement event, September 2016, Glasgow
  • Administrator of issue tracking and agile project management tool (Jira) for MoFEM development