M. A. Gosálvez, Dept. of Material Physics, Faculty of Chemistry, UPV/EHU & DIPC


Non-equilibrium surface processes, such as heterogeneous catalysis, growth and etching.

Relation between atomistic kinetics (such as adsorption, desorption, dissociation, diffusion and recombination) and the meso/macroscopic behavior in surface-mediated processes.

Collective behavior, such as concerted motion.

Graphene (CVD growth, electronic/thermal transport, and transistor devices).

Kinetic Monte Carlo and Cellular Automata methods, and their combination with first-principles calculations for multiscale analysis in surface science. Generic Kinetic Monte Carlo solver (long term).

Micromachining applications in Micro and Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS and NEMS).

Front propagation techniques (Level Set, Cellular Automata, Volume of Fluid,...).

Surface visualization and reconstruction techniques (Delaunay triangulations and Level Sets).

Code development: VisualTAPAS, an interactive Visual simulator of Three-dimensional Anisotropic Processing at All Scales ( Commercial version: IntelliEtch (



Dept. Material Physics, UPV/EHU:





Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University:

The Schaub Group, Univ. of St Andrews:

Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton University:

NanoTCAD Vides:

Sato Lab, Nagoya University:

Research interests:


M. A. Gosálvez @ UPV/EHU & DIPC