I am a mechanical engineer with a strong passion for mathematical modelling methods and their application to real-life and industrial problems. Cables are ubiquitous in today’s applications, so that the detailed understanding of their behaviour can potentially induce major innovations in numerous fields. Within THREAD, I look forward to explore novel geometric methods and contact solvers in order to capture complex nonlinear phenomena that dominate the mechanical behaviour of cables. We also want to apply these numerical methods to study strand interactions in advanced textile manufacturing processes. I believe that the interdisciplinary approach and complementary skills of THREAD’s consortium will lead to major progresses in numerical methods and simulation software technology.