Associate professor at the Department of Ciènica dels Materials i Enginyeria Metal.lúrtica (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-UPC) and head of the Polymers, composites & Textile Structures laboratory. PhD in Materials & Engineering Science (UPC), M.Sc. in Polymers Science & Engineering (UPC) and B.A. in Chemistry (Universidad de Zaragoza).
My main research lines are focused on polymer and cement based composite materials reinforced with cellulosic fibers (at levels macro, micro and nano) and technical textiles. I have more than 30 scholarly international publications in these fields in refereed journals and I am co-author of two patents and various books & book chapters. I am currently participating in various Spanish & European Research Projects and I am principal investigator in the project “Development of high performance and durable cement mortar composites reinforced with vegetable fiber nonwovens for applications in ventilated façades” (Spanish Ministry of Economy & Competitiveness). Also, I have presented my work in many international conferences.
Since 2002, I have been teaching Materials Science and Engieneering & Textile Engineering courses at the undergraduate, master and doctoral level at the UPC and other European universities. Also, I have been visiting scholar at University of California Davis, in USA, and University of Valladolid and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in Spain.