Supply Chain and Operations Management

COORDINATOR

Mateo Doll, Manel

CONTACT

Doctoral Area, UTGAEIB-ETSEIB. Pavelló I (South Campus)
Tel.: 934 016 586
E-mail: doctorat.scom.utgaeib@upc.edu

https://ioc.upc.edu/ca/docencia/scom

The concept of the supply chain (SC) emerged as the result of successive extensions to approaching production processes. Terminology, from the organisation of production to industrial organisation, operations management (OM) and comprehensive logistics has converged to ‘the supply chain’, and it currently refers to a network of entities that participate in the design, procurement, distribution, and when necessary the recovery, remanufacturing and recycling of certain goods and services as well as the flows of materials, finances, information and people between these entities. Thus, it is an integrative concept that reflects the actual development of the supply systems for goods and services. As a result of these developments, a growing proportion of supply chains have a global reach, which makes it difficult to optimise their design and management and shifts focus to or reinforces the importance of other concepts, such as resilience and robustness. Also, the growing concern for sustainability and respecting the environment is reflected in the increasing significance being given to research into the green design and management of these supply chains and CLSCs (closed loop supply chains, a concept that stems from the development of inverse logistics).

Currently, the concept of the supply chain, which includes and exceeds logistics and operations management, centres on research into supply, production, distribution and recovery. Although, strictly speaking, the concept of supply chain management includes operations management, the joining of the two names in the title of the present doctoral programme shows which aspect of supply chain management receives more emphasis.

Research staff involved in the programme have far-reaching and recognised experience with teaching, researching, and supervising doctoral theses in the subject matters involved in the programme. The participation of this staff in research projects and conferences as well as publications in high impact journals further demonstrate their research experience in matters related to the Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM) programme.

The aim of the doctoral programme in SCOM is to promote and carry out research related to the supply chain and thus contribute to improving the economic and environmental efficiency of all kinds of organisations.

This programme responds to the need to train highly qualified R&D personnel who can improve the efficiency and environmental impact of the processes of supply, production, distribution, recovery, remanufacturing and recycling. The programme is particularly valuable to a region in which industry and logistics are especially relevant, such as Catalonia. But, the needs for the training provided by the programme extend across the globe and thus, the programme has a strong international component.

Because of the nature of the SC, research in the field encompasses a variety of methodologies, and the aims of this research could be to develop concepts, to build theories based on empirical evidence or to formalise problems related to the design and management of SCs (which may or may not involve creating and utilising mathematical models). The research activities performed by the academic staff involved with the programme has yielded results in all of the facets mentioned regarding the design and management of the supply chain and the operations management at its core.

General information

Access profile

The most appropriate academic background for admission to the doctoral programme in SCOM would be holding a science or technology degree and having completed a master’s programme in Industrial Engineering, Organisational Engineering or Logistics/Supply Chain (a master’s programme offering scientific contents similar to those in the present programme). In addition to this academic background, certain personal characteristics are considered important, such as having interest in the research projects that are carried out in the programme, having critical and analytical capacities, having initiative, being consistent and persistent with work, being able to work in a team and being able to communicate appropriately both orally and in writing.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

10

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years.

When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the requirement to complete this minimum period of study.

Temporary disability leave and leave for the birth of a child, adoption or fostering for the purposes of adoption, temporary foster care, risk during pregnancy or infant feeding, gender violence and any other situation provided for in current regulations do not count towards these periods. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which must inform the Doctoral School.

Doctoral candidates may request periods of temporary withdrawal from the programme for up to a total of two years. Requests must be justified and addressed to the academic committee responsible for the programme, which will decide whether or not to grant the candidate's request.

Extension of studies
If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Management (PROMOTORA)
  • Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering
SPECIFIC URL OF THE DOCTORAL PROGRAM:
https://ioc.upc.edu/ca/docencia/scom

CONTACT:
Doctoral Area, UTGAEIB-ETSEIB. Pavelló I (South Campus)
Tel.: 934 016 586
E-mail: doctorat.scom.utgaeib@upc.edu

Agreements with other institutions

A collaborative agreement exists between the UPC and the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico (ITESM, by its Spanish acronym) that has resulted in the conducting of a four-week long course in logistics by the IOC (one of the entities sponsoring this doctoral programme). This course will be held every July. Similarly, candidates have the possibility to collaborate with the ITESM on topics related to the programme.

The group regularly collaborates with international researchers, whether under the framework of projects or via research stays (some professors carry out stays at foreign research centres while drafting their doctoral theses). Among these international researchers, the following are worth noting: Salhi (University of Kent, United Kingdom), Kubiak (University of Newfoundland, Canada), Dolgui (École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France), Aghezzaf (Ghent University, Belgium), Ana Barbosa-Povóa (University of Lisbon, Portugal).

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

The most appropriate academic background for admission to the doctoral programme in SCOM would be holding a science or technology degree and having completed a master’s programme in Industrial Engineering, Organisational Engineering or Logistics/Supply Chain (a master’s programme offering scientific contents similar to those in the present programme). In addition to this academic background, certain personal characteristics are considered important, such as having interest in the research projects that are carried out in the programme, having critical and analytical capacities, having initiative, being consistent and persistent with work, being able to work in a team and being able to communicate appropriately both orally and in writing.

Access requirements

As a rule, applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor's degree or equivalent and a Spanish master's degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February).

Applicants who meet one or more of the following conditions are also eligible for admission:

a) Holders of official Spanish degrees or equivalent Spanish qualifications, provided they have passed 300 ECTS credits in total and they can prove they have reached Level 3 in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.
b) Holders of degrees awarded in foreign education systems in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which do not require homologation, who can prove that they have reached Level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework, provided the degree makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
c) Holders of degrees awarded in a country that does not belong to the EHEA, which do not require homologation, on the condition that the University is able to verify that the degree is of a level equivalent to that of official university master's degrees in Spain and that it makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
d) Holders of another doctoral degree.
e) Holders of an official university qualification who, having been awarded a post as a trainee in the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have successfully completed at least two years of training leading to an official degree in a health sciences specialisation.

Note 1: Regulations for access to doctoral studies for individuals with degrees in bachelor's, engineering, or architecture under the system prior to the implementation of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014).

Note 2: Agreement number 64/2014 of the Governing Council approving the procedure and criteria for assessing the academic requirements for admission to doctoral studies with non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014).

Legal framework

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Admission to the programme takes place during the period established for this purpose by the academic calendar. Each application will be considered and assessed by the doctoral programme’s Academic Committee in accordance with the criteria presented hereafter. These criteria will serve to prioritise applications should the demand for seats exceed the offer. In any case, to be admitted to the programme, applicants must achieve a score of 60 out of 100.

Appropriateness of degree:

Organisational Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Logistics/Supply Chain: 30 points.

Other engineering degrees offering training in similar subject matters: 20 points.

Other engineering degrees without training in similar subject matters: up to 15 points.

Other degrees: up to 10 points.

University of origin:

Universities in the top third of noted international rankings: 30 points.

Universities present in some noted international rankings: between 10 and 20 points.

Universities not present in any noted international rankings: 0 points.

Academic transcript:

Equivalent to an A: 25 points.

Equivalent to a B: 10 points.

Equivalent to a C or less: 0 points.

Research experience:

Experience working with and having authored or co-authored scientific publications (articles or conferences): between 5 and 10 points.

Research experience without publications: between 2 and 4 points.

No research experience: 0 points.

Appropriateness of research interests with the programme’s main topics or lines of research (0-5 points):

Topic of interest coincides with one on the list: 5 points.

Topic of interest is related to at least one on the list: 2 points.

Topic of interest does not correspond to any on the list: 0 points.

• Supply chain management and design

• Operations management

• Integrated aggregate business planning

• Assembly line design and balancing

• Work time organisation

• Scheduling

• Urban logistics, inverse logistics (green logistics) and port logistics

• Decision support systems in sustainable energy

Training complements

The academic committee for the programme may require that doctoral students pass specific bridging courses. In this case, the Committee will monitor the bridging courses and set up appropriate criteria to limit their length.

The courses shall involve training in research, but in no case will candidates be required to enrol in 60 or more ECTS credits (as per the academic regulations for doctoral studies, bridging courses could also include transversal education, but this is likely to be changed to include only research-related credits, especially in cases of 300-ECTS-credit doctoral programmes).

Depending on the doctoral student activity report, the programme’s Academic Committee may propose measures, in addition to those established by current regulations, that would disassociate candidates who do not meet the established requisites.

Candidates without prior research experience must take (when enrolment is possible) and pass one of the following courses:

• Introduction to Research in Organisational Engineering, offered in the master’s programme in Organisational Engineering at the ETSEIB
• Research seminars in Organisational Engineering, offered in the master’s programme in Organisational Engineering at the ESEIAAT
• Introduction to Supply Chain Research, offered by the master’s programme in Supply Chain, Transport and Mobility at the ETSEIB/ETSECCPB

Furthermore, depending on the applicant’s background and research topic, his/her supervisor may suggest that the Academic Committee monitor and pass candidates in one or more of the courses offered in the related master’s programmes (in Organisational Engineering and in Supply Chain, Transport and Mobility). The Academic Committee will assess each case.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

The period for new candidates to enrol takes place during the month of September.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

The period for returning candidates to enrol takes place during the month of September and lasts until mid-October.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial.
Hours: 288.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Courses and seminars (specific to the programme).
Hours: 24.
Type: optional.

Activity: Publications.
Hours: 150.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Mobility.
Hours: 480.
Type: optional.

Activity: Training in information skills.
Hours: 1.5.
Type: optional.

Activity: Research methodology.
Hours: 12.
Type: optional.

Activity: Innovation and creativity.
Hours: 8.
Type: optional.

Activity: Language and communication skills.
Hours: 18.
Type: optional.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Learning resources

The Department of Management, one of the entities sponsoring this programme, offers a workshop, a library and a computer room where candidates may work. The Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering, the other sponsoring entity, offers candidates a workshop, library and laboratories with sufficient equipment for students to complete their doctoral theses (Logistics Laboratory, Robotics Laboratory and the Control Laboratory).

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

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List of lodged theses

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Reading date:15/12/2023
Director:PASTOR MORENO, RAFAEL
Co-director:GARCÍA VILLORIA, ALBERTO
Mention:No mention
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Co-director:FERRER MARTI, LAIA
Mention:No mention
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Reading date:18/11/2022
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Co-director:GARCÍA VILLORIA, ALBERTO
Mention:No mention
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Journal article

Procedure for an effective quick and targeted distribution of product to final beneficiaries by a social food bank
Juanpera, M.; Fernández-Novell, J.M.; Soler-Noguera, A.; Santos, M. A; Carpintero, D.; Ferrer-Martí, L.; Pastor, Rafael
Sustainability (Switzerland), ISSN: 2071-1050 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 3.9; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 13/10/2022
Journal article

MILP model for the mid-term production planning in a chemical company with non-constant consumption of raw materials. An industrial application
Adrio, G.; García-Villoria, A.; Juanpera, M.; Pastor, Rafael
Computers & chemical engineering, ISSN: 0098-1354 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 7.6
Publication date: 09/2023
Journal article

Is switching to solar energy a feasible investment? A techno-economic analysis of domestic consumers in Spain
Codina, E.; Domenech, B.; Juanpera, M.; Palomo, L.; Pastor, Rafael
Energy policy, ISSN: 1873-6777 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 9.0; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 12/2023
Journal article

Ranking projects in regional electrification plans considering technical and social criteria. Case study in Mexico
Gómez-Hernández, D.; Domenech, B.; Juanpera, M.; Ferrer-Martí, L.
Energy for sustainable development: the journal of the international energy initiative, ISSN: 0973-0826 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 7.6
Publication date: 12/2023
Journal article

Fuzzy multicriteria analysis for hesitant evaluation of stand-alone electrification systems
14th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management and XXIV Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización
Presentation date: 09/07/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

An e-constraint method for the multi-objective optimization of stand-alone electrification systems for isolated communities
14 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management
Presentation date: 09/07/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

Proyectos de electrificación rural con energías renovables para la docencia en Ingeniería
XI Congrés Internacional de Docència Universitària i Innovació
Presentation date: 02/07/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Interactive multicriteria optimizer for designing microgrid wind-pv electrification systems considering management constraints
3rd International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access
Presentation date: 15/09/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Workers-stations assignment in second-hand clothes-processing line with high absenteeism from workers
32nd European Conference on Operational Research
Presentation date: 06/07/2022
Presentation of work at congresses

Optimizing the composition of baskets in a social food pantry
32nd European Conference on Operational Research
Presentation date: 05/07/2022
Presentation of work at congresses

Methodology for integrated multicriteria decision-making with uncertainty (MIMDU) for robust analysis. Case study about agricultural efficiency in Colombia
16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management / XXVI Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización
Presentation date: 06/07/2022
Presentation of work at congresses

A pruning tool for the multi-objective optimization of autonomous electrification systems
16th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management / XXVI Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización
Presentation date: 07/07/2022
Presentation of work at congresses

Solution for a fast and equitable delivery of food products in a social distribution entity
26th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering = XXVI Congreso Internacional de Dirección e Ingeniería de Proyectos
Presentation date: 07/07/2022
Presentation of work at congresses

Optimizing the logistics of food distribution by social food pantries considering technical and social criteria
13th International Conference on Computational Logistics
Presentation date: 22/09/2022
Presentation of work at congresses

Food banks in a complex reality: Multi-objective optimization of nutritional composition of food baskets
17th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management / XXVII Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización
Presentation date: 07/07/2023
Presentation of work at congresses

Electricity distribution among users of an energy community: calculation of repartition coefficients under social scenarios
17th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Industrial Management / XXVII Congreso de Ingeniería de Organización
Presentation date: 06/07/2023
Presentation of work at congresses

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
15/01/202414/01/2027ERASMUS-EDU-2023-CBHE Empower LA HE for Inclusion and STEAM AttractionEURCOM-D.G.EDUCATION&CULTURE
15/12/202314/12/2024Assesorament i suport tècnic en el Control d'un Filtre Actiu trifàsic i de 4 filsVECTORTECH SLU
16/06/202331/07/2023Contrato de colaboración para dar apoyo técnico a la empresa MASATS en el estudio del impacto de los sistemas de frenado automático en autobuses urbanos.S.A.MASATS-TRANSPORTS GENERALS
01/06/202331/05/2025Optimització de la distribució social d’aliments: millora de la nutrició de persones en situació de vulnerabilitatCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/05/202330/04/2026Renforcer les mécanismes nationaux et régional d’assurance qualité par un processus conjoint d’évaluation et d’accréditation, ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-3101083175Commission of European Communities
15/02/202314/02/2026Capacity Building in Higher Education ERASMUS+ project, Modernising Digital Education in Energy Transition for Circular Economy in Latin America. ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-2 (101081473)Commission of European Communities
01/01/202331/12/2025Resilient manufacturing lines based on smart handling systemsCommission of European Communities
01/01/202331/12/2025Assessment and implementation of Agriculture and Life Science Universities' first Gender Equality plans in Widening Countries. HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-ERA-01 Coordination and Support Action 101094158Commission of European Communities
01/11/202231/10/2026Unite! University Network for Innovation, Technology and EngineeringEuropean Commission. Education Audiovisual and Culture Agency Executive Agency (Eacea)
01/09/202228/02/2026AI-Powered Manipulation System for Advanced Robotic Service, Manufacturing and ProstheticsCommission of European Communities
01/09/202231/08/2026Control avanzado de convertidores de fuente de corriente (CSI) monofásicos y trifásicosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202230/11/2025Industrial Cluster FLEXibility platform for sustainable FACTories to reduce CO2 emissions and to enable the Energy TransitionCommission of European Communities
01/06/202231/05/2023Eines d’ajuda a la presa de decisions per entitats en contextos d’economia circular i social IIl IICentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/06/202231/05/2023Pla social VEX RoboticsCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/06/202231/05/2023Herramientas de planificación y evaluación de proyectos de electrificación rural a escala regional II.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/06/202231/05/2023Casos d’estudi docents sobre projectes de desenvolupament destinats a màsters en enginyeria.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/05/202230/04/2025CONVENIO DE CÁTEDRA VANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES ESPAÑA, S.A.U.-UPCVANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES ESPAñA, SA
01/01/202231/12/2022Citizen, Teaching, Industry, Cities for Future MobilityEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/202231/12/2022New Trends on Urban MobilityEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
31/12/202131/12/2021Microgrid Optimizer
30/10/202130/06/2024Ampliación del contracto de colaboración para la realización de análisis de estabilidad y diseño de algoritmos de control para convertidores de electrónica de potenciaUNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO
01/10/202130/09/2024Movilidad en la ciudad del futuro. Preparar a las ciudades para la nueva movilidad 2030 a través de las 4 universidades politécnicas españolasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2025Capacidades Intrínsecas para Robots Co-trabajadoresAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
15/07/202114/07/2023Conveni ASEPEYOASEPEYO
01/03/202128/02/2025Industrial Doctorate Training Network on Future Wireless Connected and Automated Industry enabled by 5GCommission of European Communities
15/01/202114/01/2024Europe-Brazil-Bolivia-Cuba Capacity Building using globally available digital learning modulesCommission of European Communities
01/01/202131/12/2021WUM- Women in Urban Mobility (WUM).EUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/202131/12/2021Boosting Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge ProjectEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/202127/05/2022Eines per l’ajuda a la presa de decisions per entitats en contextos d’economia circular i socialCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/01/202127/05/2022HERRAMIENTAS DE PLANIFICACIÓN Y EVALUACIÓN DE PROYECTOS DE ELECTRIFICACIÓN RURAL A ESCALA REGIONALCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
20/12/202022/12/2022Power Factor Conditioner. 230V 400WPOWER INNOTECH
01/12/202030/11/2024Nou Model Integrat de Distribució Urbana de Mercaderies a la ciutat de Barcelona: convivint amb l’espai públicAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
30/10/202030/06/2021Power Supplies ControlUNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO
12/10/202031/12/2020Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' SurveyErnst & Young
20/09/202010/05/2021Suport tècnic ELIX POLYMERSITHINKUPC, S.L.
01/07/202031/12/2022Xarxa Fourth Industrial RevolutionAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/06/202031/12/2020EIT InnoEnergy Introductory course on Technical Project ManagementEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/06/202031/05/2021Desenvolupament d'eines per a l'avaluació de projectes energètics IICentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
02/03/202026/07/2020Assessorament en la creació d’un algorisme d’optimització del sistema de planificació a curt terminiITHINKUPC, S.L.
01/03/202028/02/2021Development of multi-criteria tools for the design of electrical systems under extreme climatic conditions in IndonesiaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/01/202031/12/2021Red Nacional de AutomáticaMinisterio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades
01/01/202031/12/2020PRO-MaaSEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
04/11/201920/04/2020Creació d'algoritme d'optimitació de procés de fabricació d'una planta de produccióITHINKUPC, S.L.
16/09/201925/09/2023Customer Quality 4.0.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/06/201930/11/2020Desarrollo de herramientas para la simulación y optimización del vaciado de piscinas de combustible gastado de centrales nuclearesEndesa Generación, S.A.
30/04/201929/04/2024Formació en logísitca per estudiants del Tecnológico de MonterreyInstituto tecnológico de estudios s
01/03/201928/02/2020Desenvolupament d'eines per a l'avaluació de projectes energèticsCentre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
01/01/201930/09/2022Optimización de la Producción en talleres híbridos enlazados por unidades en secuenciaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201930/09/2022Optimización de Microrredes con Energías Renovables bajo Incertidumbre y Futura Integración a la RedAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2020Assessorament pel disseny i posterior implementació en microporcessadors d'algorismes digitals pel control d'altres prestacions per a fonts d'alimentacióPOWER INNOTECH
01/01/201931/12/2019EIT Urban Mobility Start-up phaseEIT Urban Mobility
01/01/201931/12/2021Master's Degree in Urban MobilityEuropean Institute for Innovation and Technology
01/01/201931/12/2021Summer schools and team buildingEuropean Institute for Innovation and Technology

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
15/01/202414/01/2027ERASMUS-EDU-2023-CBHE Empower LA HE for Inclusion and STEAM AttractionEURCOM-D.G.EDUCATION&CULTURE
15/12/202314/12/2024Assesorament i suport tècnic en el Control d'un Filtre Actiu trifàsic i de 4 filsVECTORTECH SLU
16/06/202331/07/2023Contrato de colaboración para dar apoyo técnico a la empresa MASATS en el estudio del impacto de los sistemas de frenado automático en autobuses urbanos.S.A.MASATS-TRANSPORTS GENERALS
01/06/202331/05/2025Optimització de la distribució social d’aliments: millora de la nutrició de persones en situació de vulnerabilitatCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/05/202330/04/2026Renforcer les mécanismes nationaux et régional d’assurance qualité par un processus conjoint d’évaluation et d’accréditation, ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-3101083175Commission of European Communities
15/02/202314/02/2026Capacity Building in Higher Education ERASMUS+ project, Modernising Digital Education in Energy Transition for Circular Economy in Latin America. ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-2 (101081473)Commission of European Communities
01/01/202331/12/2025Resilient manufacturing lines based on smart handling systemsCommission of European Communities
01/01/202331/12/2025Assessment and implementation of Agriculture and Life Science Universities' first Gender Equality plans in Widening Countries. HORIZON-WIDERA-2022-ERA-01 Coordination and Support Action 101094158Commission of European Communities
01/11/202231/10/2026Unite! University Network for Innovation, Technology and EngineeringEuropean Commission. Education Audiovisual and Culture Agency Executive Agency (Eacea)
01/09/202228/02/2026AI-Powered Manipulation System for Advanced Robotic Service, Manufacturing and ProstheticsCommission of European Communities
01/09/202231/08/2026Control avanzado de convertidores de fuente de corriente (CSI) monofásicos y trifásicosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202230/11/2025Industrial Cluster FLEXibility platform for sustainable FACTories to reduce CO2 emissions and to enable the Energy TransitionCommission of European Communities
01/06/202231/05/2023Eines d’ajuda a la presa de decisions per entitats en contextos d’economia circular i social IIl IICentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/06/202231/05/2023Pla social VEX RoboticsCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/06/202231/05/2023Herramientas de planificación y evaluación de proyectos de electrificación rural a escala regional II.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/06/202231/05/2023Casos d’estudi docents sobre projectes de desenvolupament destinats a màsters en enginyeria.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/05/202230/04/2025CONVENIO DE CÁTEDRA VANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES ESPAÑA, S.A.U.-UPCVANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES ESPAñA, SA
01/01/202231/12/2022Citizen, Teaching, Industry, Cities for Future MobilityEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/202231/12/2022New Trends on Urban MobilityEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
31/12/202131/12/2021Microgrid Optimizer
30/10/202130/06/2024Ampliación del contracto de colaboración para la realización de análisis de estabilidad y diseño de algoritmos de control para convertidores de electrónica de potenciaUNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO
01/10/202130/09/2024Movilidad en la ciudad del futuro. Preparar a las ciudades para la nueva movilidad 2030 a través de las 4 universidades politécnicas españolasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2025Capacidades Intrínsecas para Robots Co-trabajadoresAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
15/07/202114/07/2023Conveni ASEPEYOASEPEYO
01/03/202128/02/2025Industrial Doctorate Training Network on Future Wireless Connected and Automated Industry enabled by 5GCommission of European Communities
15/01/202114/01/2024Europe-Brazil-Bolivia-Cuba Capacity Building using globally available digital learning modulesCommission of European Communities
01/01/202131/12/2021WUM- Women in Urban Mobility (WUM).EUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/202131/12/2021Boosting Innovation and Entrepreneurship Challenge ProjectEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/202127/05/2022Eines per l’ajuda a la presa de decisions per entitats en contextos d’economia circular i socialCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/01/202127/05/2022HERRAMIENTAS DE PLANIFICACIÓN Y EVALUACIÓN DE PROYECTOS DE ELECTRIFICACIÓN RURAL A ESCALA REGIONALCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
20/12/202022/12/2022Power Factor Conditioner. 230V 400WPOWER INNOTECH
01/12/202030/11/2024Nou Model Integrat de Distribució Urbana de Mercaderies a la ciutat de Barcelona: convivint amb l’espai públicAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
30/10/202030/06/2021Power Supplies ControlUNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO
12/10/202031/12/2020Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' SurveyErnst & Young
20/09/202010/05/2021Suport tècnic ELIX POLYMERSITHINKUPC, S.L.
01/07/202031/12/2022Xarxa Fourth Industrial RevolutionAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/06/202031/12/2020EIT InnoEnergy Introductory course on Technical Project ManagementEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/06/202031/05/2021Desenvolupament d'eines per a l'avaluació de projectes energètics IICentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
02/03/202026/07/2020Assessorament en la creació d’un algorisme d’optimització del sistema de planificació a curt terminiITHINKUPC, S.L.
01/03/202028/02/2021Development of multi-criteria tools for the design of electrical systems under extreme climatic conditions in IndonesiaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/01/202031/12/2021Red Nacional de AutomáticaMinisterio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades
01/01/202031/12/2020PRO-MaaSEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
04/11/201920/04/2020Creació d'algoritme d'optimitació de procés de fabricació d'una planta de produccióITHINKUPC, S.L.
16/09/201925/09/2023Customer Quality 4.0.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/06/201930/11/2020Desarrollo de herramientas para la simulación y optimización del vaciado de piscinas de combustible gastado de centrales nuclearesEndesa Generación, S.A.
30/04/201929/04/2024Formació en logísitca per estudiants del Tecnológico de MonterreyInstituto tecnológico de estudios s
01/03/201928/02/2020Desenvolupament d'eines per a l'avaluació de projectes energèticsCentre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
01/01/201930/09/2022Optimización de la Producción en talleres híbridos enlazados por unidades en secuenciaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201930/09/2022Optimización de Microrredes con Energías Renovables bajo Incertidumbre y Futura Integración a la RedAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2020Assessorament pel disseny i posterior implementació en microporcessadors d'algorismes digitals pel control d'altres prestacions per a fonts d'alimentacióPOWER INNOTECH
01/01/201931/12/2019EIT Urban Mobility Start-up phaseEIT Urban Mobility
01/01/201931/12/2021Master's Degree in Urban MobilityEuropean Institute for Innovation and Technology
01/01/201931/12/2021Summer schools and team buildingEuropean Institute for Innovation and Technology

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