Researchers

Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
Technical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech

Dra. Jasmina Casals-Terré. Received the M.S. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, in 2002 and in 2007 a Ph.D.  in design, fabrication, and testing of bistable MEMS switches. She joined the Faculty of UPC-BarcelonaTech in 2007 and became Full Professor in 2020 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She has established the Microfluidics research group in UPC, where her research interests focus on RF MEMS, biomicrofluidcs for medical diagnosis and optimized tribology. She has more than 10 years of experience in research project management (Leading several European, national, and regional projects) and She has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed papers (most of them in Q1). She holds several patents (some have been licensed and with international extension).

Professor
Physics Department
Technical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech

Jordi Sellarès earned his Physics Degree  in 1992 from Universitat de Barcelona (UB). In 1997 defends his Ph.D. thesis about semi-classical methods in solid state physics “Response of simple–metal systems with plane symmetry to local one–body operators”, also at UB. In 1996 moves to Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) where presently is associate professor. His main research interest is the experimental study of electrical properties of materials.

Associate Professor
Fluid Mechanics Department
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)- BarcelonaTech

Robert Castilla received the M. Degree in Physics from the Universitat  Autònoma de Barcelona in 1991 and the Ph. D. in Physics from the   Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2001. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Fluid Mechanics of the UPC since 2011. His research  fields have been principally the numerical simulation of  fluid flow in  a wide range of applications, from turbulent flow in atmosphere to microflows and fluid power components.

Researcher
Aerospace
Technical University of Catalonia - BarcelonaTech

Josep Farré  is reseacher and part-time professor in Mechanical Engineering Department. In 2004 He graduated as an Industrial Engineer (Mechatronics) from the School of Engineering in Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. After finishing his studies he worked 4 years for a wind power manufacturer, initially as a mechanical designer, and afterwards, at the operation department. This background provided him with an extensive vision of the wind turbine life cycle. Later he came back to the University to pursue his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in the field of Microtribology and Microfluidics issued by the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2014. In 2015 He joined the Lulea University of Technology, in Sweden as a Post Doc, to lead the micro tribology team. In 2017 he joined the Technical University of Catalonia (BarcelonaTech) as a researcher in the MicroTech Lab. His current research interests include the improvement of the reliability and efficiency of wind turbines applying microfluidic technology to develop a novel lubrication system useful for wind turbine gears. His research interest focuses on the enhancement of micro tribology through the use of microfluidics and the study of microfluidics flows through micro particle image velocimetry.

 

Professor

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Research area: Microwave Systems.

Lluís Pradell received the telecommunication engineer degree and the PhD. degree in telecommunication engineering from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, in 1981 and 1989, respectively. He joined the Faculty of UPC in 1985 and became Full Professor in 2005.  His research area is Microwave Systems, including on-wafer measurement and calibration techniques, millimeter-wave system design up to 75 GHz, multimodal models for CPW structures/transitions, and design/applications of RF-MEMS microdevices. 

Researcher
Mechanical Engineering Department
University Polithecnic of Catalonia

Oscar Carreras received the Nanoscience and Nanotechonoly degree from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2017. He is Master of Science (M. Sc) in Applied Materials Chemistry holder issued in Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 2018. During his studies and after finishing them, he worked as an internship trainee for a Research Center in the field of solid-state microsensor for the non-invasive measurements of ions in clinical settings. He joined MicroTech Lab in 2019, in collaboration with the Start-up Onalabs Inno-Hub SL, applying his experience in the develop of a non-invasive biosensor device for sweat measurements

Associate Professor

Department of Mining, Industrial and ICT Engineering

Technical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech

Dr. Joan Antoni López Martínez received the M. D. in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech (UPC) in 2004, and in 2012 a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Machinery Synthesis and Design. He joined the Faculty of UPC-BarcelonaTech in 1999 as a part-time professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and since 2007 as an associate professor in the Design and Engineering Projects Area.

Since 2011 he has signed several non-competitive research and technology transfer agreements with various companies in the fields of machinery design and automotive industry. His scientific publications began in 2012 with the research focus on simulations, ergonomic studies, and microfluidics. He holds one patent focused on the field of biomechanics. He has worked too in some European and national competitive projects