andresAndrés Díaz Lantada, is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ETSII-UPM. His research interests are linked to the development of engineering products, mechanical systems and biomedical devices with improved capabilities, thanks to the incorporation of smart materials, special geometries and complex functional structures, mainly attainable by means of additive manufacturing processes. He is currently (since June 2011) Deputy Vice-Dean for Student Affairs and International Relations at the School of Industrial Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid (ETSII-UPM), UPM Contact Researcher at the “European Virtual Institute of Knowledge-Based Multifunctional Materials (KMM-VIN)”, UPM Leader at the “COST Action NewGen: New Generation Biomimetic and Customized Implants for Bone Engineering” and UPM Leader at the “Tomax: Tool-less manufacture of complex geometries” EU-H2020 Factories-of-the-Future Project and at the “UBORA: Euro-African Open Biomedical Engineering e-Platform for innovation through Education” EU-H2020 Infrasupp Project. He has received the “UPM PhD Thesis Extraordinary Award” in 2010, the “UPM Teaching Innovation Award” in 2014, the “UPM Young Researcher Award” in 2014, and the “Medal to Researchers under 40” by the “Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering” in 2015. Since January 2016 he has the honor of being Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Engineering Education. Since 2015 he takes the lead of the UPM’s Product Development Lab.

Contact: adiaz@etsii.upm.es / Web: www.researchgate.net/profile/Andres_Diaz_Lantada

 

juanmaJuan Manuel Muñoz Guijosa is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ETSII-UPM. His research activities are linked to several fields of Mechanical Engineering, including vibrations theory, composite materials, microsystem technology and systematic product development. After his award-winning PhD he was visiting researcher at MIT and worked four years for Bosch GmbH linked to the automotive industry. Since his reincorporation to UPM he has been linked to subjects on “Mechanism and Machine Theory”, “Vibrations Theory”, “Engineering Design”, among others, and participated in several research projects. More recently he has been visiting research professor at the Technical University of Tokio (twice, one semester each time) and at Drexel University. He is very active in the field of project-based learning and leads UPM’s “Composites and Nanocomposites Lab”.

jose-luisJosé Luis Muñoz Sanz is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ETSII-UPM. His research activities are linked to several fields of Mechanical Engineering, including most areas of machine security, machine performance assessment and systematic product development. He incorporates research results to subjects on “Mechanism and Machine Theory”, “Machine Design” and “Machine Security”, and participates in several public- and private-funded research projects, including a European project. He leads the “Mechanisms & Machines Lab” at ETSII – TU Madrid.

 

julioJulio Muñoz García is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ETSII-UPM. His research activities are linked to mechanical systems, vibration theory, tribological phenomena, biomechanics and biomedical product development. He has been involved in teaching-learning tasks in the fields of Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering for more than 20 years, being a pioneer in these topics in our University.

 

javierJavier Echávarri Otero is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ETSII-UPM. His research activities are linked to several fields of Mechanical Engineering, including most areas of tribology and contact phenomena, machine performance assessment and systematic product development. He incorporates research results to subjects on “Machine Design”, “Tribology”, and “Engineering Design”, and participates in several public- and private-funded research projects. He leads a project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, linked to designing and manufacturing special surfaces for improved tribological performance, and our team’s tribology line.

enriqueEnrique Chacón Tanarro is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ETSII-UPM. His research activities are linked to several fields of Mechanical Engineering, including most areas of tribology and contact phenomena, machine performance assessment and systematic product development applied to energy engineering. He incorporates research results to subjects on “Machine Design”, “Tribology”, and “Engineering Design”, and participates in several research projects. He has recently been awarded the UPM Extraordinary Prize for his PhD on elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication.

 

 

pedro

Pedro Ortego García is Chief Scientific-Technological Laboratory Technician at UPM’s Product Development Lab and has more than twenty years of experience in product and prototype design and manufacture. From prototypes to final products, he masters the use of several design resources, 3D digitalization procedures, additive manufacturing technologies, rapid form copying processes and casting technologies. He supports research, development and innovation tasks in the laboratory in the fields of polymeric, composite, ceramic and metallic materials. He has provided consulting services linked to prototyping activities for academic institutions and enterprises in fields including energy, transport, aerospace and health.

 

antonioAntonio Sillero Martínez studied Civil Engineering in Saint Petersburg and joined UPM and the Mechanical Engineering Dept. in the early 80s for supporting the incorporation of ICTs in product design and development. He supports our team with expertise in computer-aided design and engineering and has participated in several public- and private-funded research projects linked to the activities of UPM’s Product Development Lab. He has taken part in CAD-CAE courses for the promotion of employability.

 

 

lealPilar Leal Wiña studied industrial engineering and joined UPM as special lab technician. She carries out research tasks linked to machine security and systematic product development applied to energy engineering, and collaborates in subjects including “Engineering Design” and “Mechanism and Machine Theory”. She has taken part in several public- and private-funded projects, including a European project. She is quality manager in our group.

 

 

Silvia Ortega Pérez is special lab technician in our Machines Engineering Division within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ETSII-UPM. She supports our team, our teaching-learning experiences and our research lines, especially in connection with the UPM’s Product Development Lab and the UPM’s Mechanisms and Machines Lab, with organizational issues, over-viewing testing campaigns, managing information and helping us to improve our supply chain and our communication with stakeholders.

Socorro Martín Muela is special lab technician in our Machines Engineering Division within the Department of Mechanical Engineering at ETSII-UPM. She supports our team, our teaching-learning experiences and our research lines, especially in connection with the UPM’s Product Development Lab and the UPM’s Mechanisms and Machines Lab, with organizational issues, over-viewing testing campaigns, managing information and helping us to improve our supply chain and our communication with stakeholders.

 

adrianAdrián de Blas Romero studied industrial engineering and joined us for developing his PhD Thesis linked to advanced additive manufacturing technologies. He has expertise in computer-aided design & engineering and in several additive manufacturing technologies. He has carried out two research stays at the Technical University of Vienna and worked there with the Institute of Materials Science and Technology in additive manufacture applied to non-metallic materials. He is developing his PhD within the “Tomax” EU-H2020 Project, aimed at design optimization and eco-efficient 3D printing processes.

 

 

guillermoGuillermo Fernández Zapico is researcher with us and has experience in Materials Science and Mechanics of Materials. His Bachelor’s and Master’s theses focused on the mechanical behavior of polymeric-nanocomposites of graphene. Currently he is working on a research project with TALGO (Spanish railway company) developing CFRP and GFRP energy accumulators.

 

 


 

 

Acknowledgements to our mentors:

If we have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants

 

pilarPilar Lafont Morgado is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering. She founded the UPM’s Product Development Lab in 1997 and led it until her retirement in 2015. As researcher she devoted her career to almost all fields of Mechanical Engineering, including: product design and development, development of methodologies for the design of mechanical transmissions, vibrations theory and its implications in machines’ life-cycle, tribology (contact phenomena, lubrication and wear), biomedical applications of Mechanical Engineering principles and related development of medical devices, among others. In all of them she was a pioneer in our country, leading our group towards the foundation of the “UPM’s Research Group in Machines Engineering” and of the “UPM’s Teaching Innovation Group in Machines Engineering”. At the beginning of the 1980s she implemented the first CAD-based project based learning experience in our country, the “EDIMPO Project”, linked to the complete design of a gearbox, which has been continuously improved since then and which is still running. She received the “UPM Teaching Innovation Award” for her innovative teaching-learning experiences.

 

emilioEmilio Bautista Paz is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering. He began teaching in 1962 as Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Madrid School of Industrial Engineers, at present, part of UPM. For thirty years, he worked simultaneously at IBM on a part-time basis as Director of Industrial Applications Development. He has been Director of the Madrid School of Industrial Engineers, Director of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vice-president of the Senate of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Vice-president of the Spanish Tribology Society of the Royal Society of Physics. He was the First President of the Spanish Association of Mechanical Engineering and Vice-president of the Ibero-American Federation of Mechanical Engineering.

 

In June 2007 he became one of the twelve Honorary Members within IFToMM (the International Federation of Machines and Mechanisms), a honor established to recognize a lifetime of accomplishments in Mechanisms and Machines Science for engineers and scientists with international reputations. In October 2007 he received the Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from St. Anthony Abbot University of Cusco, Peru, and from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.