Staff

Researcher

Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
Technical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech

Dra. Jasmina Casals-Terré. Received an 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 in Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. She joined the Faculty of UPC-BarcelonaTech in 2007 and She became a Full Professor in 2020 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In 2021,  She got an Adjunct Professorship position in Fluid and Experimental Mechanics in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics at the Luleä University of Technology, Sweden. Her research is focused on MEMS and microfluidics, especially in particle separation for bioengineering and industrial applications, such as optimized tribology or novel wearable applications in diagnosis. She has more than 15 years of experience in research project management (Leading several European, national, and regional projects) and She has authored more than 45 peer-reviewed papers (most of them in Q1), her current h-index is 15. 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. 

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

Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department,
Technical University of Catalonia-BarcelonaTech
 

Dra. Ivón Rodríguez. Graduated in Electronics and Communications Engineering from ITESM Campus Monterrey, Mexico, in 2004. She obtained her Masters in Bioengineering (2006) and in Biomedical Engineering (2008) from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Universitat de Barcelona (UB) respectively. She obtained her PhD in Biomedicine in 2011 (UB) with a research stay at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hull, UK. She completed a first postdoc at the Condensed Matter Physics Department (UB) and a second at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), focusing on complex fluids analysis and characterisation, microfabrication and microfluidic devices. She has been a part-time professor at UB for six years, teaching informatics, bioengineering, robotics and mechatronics courses. She has been part of several technology transfer and industry collaboration projects. Her research interests include microfluidics, microfabrication, magnetophoresis, analysis and monitoring of biological samples at the microscale, and development of microdevices for multidisciplinary fields. She has also led the creation, assembly, and management of several research laboratories at UB, CRM and UPC. She is the author of more than ten scientific journals (mostly in Q1), and book chapters and holds two licensed international patents in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.

Alumni

Senior Microfluidics Engineer 

QuantuMDx Group Limited

PostDoc
Microfluidics Research Group
Dublin City University

Margarita Salas PostDoc ICFO/UPC
 

 

 

Postdoc researcher at Bioaster

Pouya Mehrdel was born in 1989, in Urmia. In 2012, he got his BSc in mechanical engineering from Urmia University and in the following year he started his MSc in Sharif University of Technology. He joined Microtech Lab at UPC in 2016 and he graduated in 2021.

PhD Student
Mechanical Engineering Department-OnaLabs
University Polithecnic of Catalonia

Genís Rabost received his BSc in Nanotechnology from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 2017. He obtained his Master degree in Biomedical Engineering from Universitat de Barcelona (UB) in 2019. He joined MicroTech Lab in 2019 to pursue an industrial PhD about microfluidic systems for sweat analysis in wearable devices. The project consists in developing a device capable of collecting sweat effciently and deliver it to an array of sensors for metabolite measurement. The collaboration with the start-up Onalabs SL has both clinical and sport applications.

PhD Student
Mechanical Engineering Department
University Polithecnic of Catalonia - BarcelonaTech

Hamid Khosravi joined MicroTech Lab in 2019 to pursue his PhD on microfluidics with embedded flexible sensors (paper or polymeric). Before joining MicroTech Lab Research Group, he received his M.Sc. degree of Mechanical Engineering - Energy Conversion in 2018 from Azad University, Science and Research Branch. Hamid received his B.Sc. degree of Mechanical Engineering in 2014 from Azad University.

PhD Student
Mechanical Engineering Department-SEAT
University Polithecnic of Catalonia

Enric Perarnau Ollé received a double degree (MSc) in Energy Engineering, Sustainability and Innovation at KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm) and KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2018. Before that, in 2016, he graduated from BSc in Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). He is now involved in an industrial PhD programme at UPC MICROTECH LAB together with SEAT, with the main focus onto the design of service-purpose vehicles that will offer new mobility services in a sharing environment (e.g. car-sharing or ride-hailing). His PhD Thesis will focus on the design and development of a new microfluidic system for the automatic detection and classification of unpleasant odours and hazardous particles inside shared vehicles. The main goal is to create a whole new environment inside shared vehicles that contribute to a better user experience and cut down operational and maintenance costs of these vehicles.

PhD Student

Mechanical Engineering Department
University Polithecnic of Catalonia

Oriol Caro graduated in Biomedical Sciences at Barcelona University. Then he obtained Masters degrees in Molecular Biotechnology (University of Barcelona) and Statistics & Bioinformatics (Open University of Catalonia) in 2018 and 2019, respectively. After finishing his training and a brief period in a bioinformatics company, Oriol joined the Microtech and Celbiotech groups of the UPC as a doctoral student, where he develops a paper-based device for immediate biodiagnosis.

Lecturer
ASMARU Research Group

International Islamic University Malaysia

i+D Engineer

Celsa Innovation

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. He is currently working in Celsa Innovation as i+D engineer

Master Student-Researcher Visitor
 

Rutger Van Doorslaer finished his Bachelor’s degree of Biomedical Engineering with a three-years Honors certificate of the SensUs Student Competition in July 2019. He is presently a master student of Biomedical Engineering – Biomaterials at the Eindhoven University of Technology and he is doing research on the hydrogelation of UPy-PEG material using micro particle image velocimetry in the MicroTech Lab from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.