Research Interests

  • ​​Parallel and High Performance Computing
  • Scientific Software Development
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics​

Selected Publications

  • Cython: The Best of Both Worlds
    S. Behnel, R. Bradshaw, C. Citro, L. Dalcin, D.S. Seljebotn, and K. Smith.
    Computing in Science and Engineering (IEEE Computer Society), 13(2):31-39, ., (2011)
  • MPI for Python: performance improvements and MPI-2 extensions
    L. Dalcin, R. Paz, M. Storti, and J. D'Elía.
    Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 68(5):655-662, ., (2008)
  • The cost of continuity: a study of the performance of isogeometric finite elements using direct solvers
    N. Collier, D. Pardo, L. Dalcin, M. Paszynski, and V. Calo.
    Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 231-216:353-361, ., (2012)
  • The Cost of Continuity: Performance of Iterative Solvers on Isogeometric Finite Elements
    N. Collier, L. Dalcin, and V. Calo.
    SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 35(2):A767-A784, ., (2013)
  • Parallel Distributed Computing using Python
    L. Dalcin, P. Kler, R. Paz, and A. Cosimo.
    Advances in Water Resources (special issue), 34(9):1124-1139, ., (2011)

Education Profile

  • ​​PhD in Engineering Sciences, Computational Mechanics, National University of the Littoral, Santa Fe, Argentina (2008).
  • Degree in Electromechanical Engineering, National Technological University, Concepción del Uruguay, Argentina (2001).

Professional Profile

  • ​​Research Scientist, Extreme Computing Research Center (ECRC), KAUST, Saudi Arabia.
  • Research Scientist, Numerical Porous Media Center (NumPor), KAUST, Saudi Arabia.
  • Research Associate, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina.
  • Instructor, National University of the Littoral (UNL), Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • PostDoc, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​Argentine Association for Computational Mechanics (AMCA)


  • ​2008: Award for Best PhD Thesis, from *Government of Santa Fe -Secretary of Science,Technology and Innovation, Argentina.
  • 2012: Award to Young Researchers, from *Argentine Association for Computational Mechanics (AMCA), Argentina.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​​Extreme Computing Research Center (ECRC)