Dr. Cante is an Associate Professor at UPC. He is also a senior researcher at CIMNE in Barcelona. He has degrees on Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. His areas of expertise are in algorithmic and mathematical developments in Computational Mechanics, with more than 20 years of experience in the field. His main international reputation is related with the field of numerical simulation of industrial processes, powder compaction, forming and metal cutting processes, in which he has been working for more than 15 years, closely related with industry. He has published a total number of 68 scientific contributions from which 28 are published in indexed journals. He has co-directed 6 PhD theses in the last 10 years and has participated in a large number of Spanish and European research projects. He developed a pre-competitive commercial code, called POWCOM, for the numerical simulation of cold-compaction parts. The code, based on PFEM, helps the end-user to define the kinematics of the punches and predicts the final properties of the part. The program is used by AMES S.A, a well-known Spanish company of sintering parts for automotive industry. He also developed –together with Lulea University of Technology - a numerical code to predict the movement of granular flow inside silos and milling machines, proper of industries related with the production of pellets for the steel industry. In 2012, he shifted the focus of his research to multiscale modeling of composite material and topological optimization techniques, and become member, in 2013, of the research team of the ERC-Advanced Grant project: COMP-DES-MAT, Advanced tools for computational design of engineering materials, led by Prof. J. Oliver. Currently he is advising a PhD thesis in which he develops tools for topology optimization of multiscale materials modeling.