RES Users Committee


The CURES (Comité de Usuarios de la Red Española de Supercomputación) was stablished on the 9th of February 2010. The purpose of CURES is to provide advice and feedback to the RES management and technicians about the current state and future delivery of RES resources and services. CURES aims to promote the effective use of the high performance computing facilities at RES by sharing information about experiences in using the facility, suggesting new research and technology directions in scientific computing, and voicing user concerns. To this end CURES will maintain communications through appropriate means, such as regular meetings, shared databases, and webpages.


The CURES members are eight scientists, two per RES area, chosen by the Coordinators of the Allocation Committee. All of them are PIs (Principal Investigators) of projects that have been developed accessing the RES resources.

Chair and Vice‐Chair are elected by the members of the CURES among its members for a two year period and half of the members are renewed every year. Each member can stay a maximum of two years. Chair and Vice‐Chair are also renewed every two years but not simultaneously. At the end of a Chairs’ mandate, in order to facilitate continuity of CURES activities, the Vice‐Chair will take the Chair and a new Vice‐Chair will be elected.

The Current CURES chair is José J. Plata.

Current CURES team

Current CURES team, after renewal of members (Oct. 2019):

  • Representatives of Physics (FI)
    • María José Caturla, Universidad de Alicante
  • Representative of Engineering and Mathematics (IM)
    • María Carmen Jiménez, CIEMAT
  • Representatives of Solid State Chemistry (QS)
    • José Javier Plata, Universidad de Sevilla
    • Francesc Viñes, Universitat de Barcelona
  • Representative of Chemistry of Biological Systems (QSB)
    • Concepción González-Bello, Centro Singular de Investigación en Química Biolóxica e Materiais Moleculares (CIQUS), USC
  • Representatives Biomedicine and Life Sciences (BCV)
    • Jean-Didier Marechal, Departament de Química, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Representatives of Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences (AECT)
    • Elena Khomenko, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Previous CURES team members

  • Representatives of the area of Mathematics, Physics and Engineering

    Javier Jiménez Sendín, Computational Mechanics of fluids Dpt., Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    Fernando Martín García, Chemistry Dpt., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    José Román, Dpt. Sistemes Informàtics i Computació, Universitat Politècnica de València
    Javier Junquera, Dpt. de Ciencias de la Tierra y Física de la Materia Condensada, Universidad de Cantabria
    Javier Salvador, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Representatives of the area of Chemistry and Material Sciences

    Núria López, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia
    Rubén Pérez, Condensed Matter Physics Dpt., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    Marcel Swart, Institut de Química Computacional i Catálisi, Universitat de Girona
    María Verónica Ganduglia-Pirovano, Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica ICP-CSIC
    Mercedes Boronat, Instituto de Tecnología Química, UPV-CSIC Valencia
  • Representatives of the area of Biomedicine and Life Sciences

    Francisco Javier Luque, Physical Chemistry Dpt., University of Barcelona
    Carme Rovira, ICREA Reserach Proffessor at Universitat de Barcelona
    Antoni Planas, Dpt. de Bioenginyeria, Universitat Ramon Llull
    Gianni de Fabritiis, Computational Biophysics Laboratory,  Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Representatives of the area of Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences

    Jordi Torra, Astronomy and Meteorology Dpt., Univeristy of Barcelona
    Daniel Stich, Instituto Andaluz de Geofísica, Universidad de Granada
    Miguel Ángel Aloy, Grupo de Astrofísica Relativista, Universitat de València

For further information pelase visit the section CURES available at the RES Intranet since October 2011. This section includes a messaging iterface that allows to contact the CURES members and ask them any doubts. Also includes useful documentation.