Antonio Arnau Vives

Telf: 607305073 ext: 79601
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Antonio Arnau was born in Valencia, Spain, in November 1964. He received the Engineering and Ph.D. degrees from Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain, in 1990 and 1999, respectively. From 1990 he has been a member of the research and teaching staff at Electronic Engineering Department of Polytechnic University of Valencia. He has been vice-dean of International Relations at Telecommunication Faculty for 9 years (1999-2008). Since 1990 he has been working on the design of electronics and communication electronics circuits and acoustic wave sensors. His current research interests include piezoelectric transducers and applications, being the co-ordinator of the PETRA (PiezoElectric TRansducers and Applications) European network. He has participated over 24 national and international research and transfer technology projects, being the main researcher in more than 10. He is author of more than 50 international papers and books, he has 5 patents and has taught classes and seminars in over 25 foreign institutions. He has created two spin-off companies: AWSensors (Advanced Wave Sensors) focused on acoustic sensors and its applications to biotechnology and AWSensors Diagnostics, focused on Point of Care, Point of Diagnostics and Mobile Health Applications market.

José María Ferrero de Loma-Osorio

Telf: 963877007 Ext: 67037
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I am Full Professor in the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) since 2003.

I finished my graduate studies in Industrial Engineering in 1990 with the maximum grade (sobresaliente). My PhD thesis was related to the computational modelling of the electrical behaviour of the heart and was carried out in the UPV and also in the Johns Hopkins University (USA), were I served as a research trainee in 1995. I defended my PhD in Valencia in 1995 and obtained the maximum grade.

I was then co-founder of the “Cardiac Modelling Group” in the UPV in 1996.
Since then, I have been supervisor of 10 PhD thesis, published more tan 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals (JSR/SCI), 4 research chapters in international books and more than 180 papers in international conferences, I have participated in 17 research projects funded by regional, national and international institutions (and have been PI in 6 of them).

My scientific international activities began with the aforementioned stay in the JHU (USA) and has broadened with more stays in european universities. I have established scientific and teaching collaborations with different foreign universities in Europe, North America and Latin America. In 2006, I was Chairman of the XXXIII Computers in Cardiology International Conference. I am a scientific reviewer in several international journals and have formed part of the Scientific Committee in different conferences.

Together with my research activities, I teach different courses on Bioelectricity and Electronics in the UPV. I have also been invited teacher in the Universidad de Zaragoza and the Universidad de Oviedo, in Spain; in the Politécnico di Milano, Italy; in the Universidad de Caldas, in Colombia; and in the Tecnológico de Morelia, in México, where I have taught courses and seminars in master and PhD degrees.

I have been awarded with different distinctions and Prizes both in the research and teaching ambits. In 2017, I was awarded with the “Excellent Teacher Prize” among other 400 professors in the UPV.

Juan Francisco Gómez García

Telf: 645141427
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I completed my studies in Physics at the University of Valencia (UV) and completed a Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) in 2012. As a PhD student, I became part of a multidisciplinary research group focused mainly on the development of new medical devices based on biosensors, biomedical signal analysis and modeling.

During this period, I participated in 6 research projects related to computational modeling and simulation, subsidized by national competitive public calls, and collaborated in a European project focused on the modeling, simulation and prediction of the impact of pharmacological components on heart rhythm (preDICT ). In this line, I made a research stay in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Washington in San Luis, Missouri (USA), to collaborate with Dr. Igor Efimov. During the research stay, we focused on the modeling of the alterations in the potassium ion channels of human cardiomyocytes during heart failure. Dr. Efimov's laboratory had access to more than 400 human hearts.

I defended my doctoral thesis with international mention on June 12, 2015, obtaining the grade of outstanding Cum Laude.

Later, I obtained a grant funded by the Generalitat Valenciana (GVA), to carry out a research stay at the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona, ​​with the purpose of building a computational model of a human heart and torso. I joined the PhySense research group under the supervision of Dr. Oscar Cámara.

In 2017, I joined the Institut de Rythmologie et Modelisation Cardiaque (LIRYC) in Bordeaux, France, as a postdoctoral researcher in the modeling team, supervised by Dr. Edward Vigmond. LIRYC is a research, treatment, innovation and teaching institute completely dedicated to the study, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac electrical imbalances, directed by the cardiologist and professor Michel Haissaguerre.

My research is now focused on the development of computational models that allow to unify the electrical, mechanical and metabolic function in the most detailed mutiscal representation of the heart to date.

In relation to my teaching career, I have been an associate professor teaching electronics in various subjects of the 'Degree in Engineering in Industrial Technologies' and in the 'Master in Industrial Engineering' at the UPV.

Fco. Javier Garcia Casado

Telf: 963877007
Ext: 76027/67041
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Industrial Engineer (2001) and Dr. in Electronic Technology (2005) by the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV). Currently, he is a Full Professor of the University in Electronic Engineering Dept. and member of the Center for Research and Innovation in Bioengineering (CI2B), UPV.

He teaches in different degrees associated with the branch of Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, focused on the areas of sensors and electronic instrumentation, signal processing and communication networks.

His research activity focuses on the development of non-invasive systems and sensors for the registration of biomedical signals, signal processing techniques for their characterization, and the development of expert classification systems and aid in diagnosis and decision-making. These systems and tools have been mainly used in the areas of obstetrics, cardiology, gastrointestinal and recently electroencephalography; collaborating with various hospitals and national and international research groups.

He has participated in more than 20 public financing projects, being a principal investigator in many. The result of these works has led to more than 20 articles in the JCR international jorunals, more than 70 papers in congresses, 5 doctoral theses supervised and 4 research awards.
The knowledge obtained and generated in the field of research also involves the transfer of technology in various products that are currently commercially exploited, having participated in 7 R & D + i contracts with national and international companies. He is the author of a national and an international patent.

Invited to several papers, courses, and publications in special editions in the area of uterine myoelectric monitoring. He is a reviewer of research projects, of more than 15 international journals, and national and international congresses. He has also been a member of the IEEE-EMBS Technical Committee "Wearable Biomedical Sensors & Systems".

Enrique Guijarro Estellés

Telf: 963977007
Ext: 76065
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Enrique Guijarro (1960) (Industrial Engineer -speciality electricity-) is professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering of the UPV, specialist in Electronic Instrumentation, particularly in the area of biomedical instrumentation.
His research is focused on neuroengineering, especially in the research and improvement of register, analysis and brain stimulation methods.

In the field of animal experimentation, he has worked on the classification of activity states during seizures of induced epileptic activity, in order to assess the effectiveness of therapeutic methods.

In the case of Parkinson's disease surgery, the work focused on region recognition through the analysis of deep-electrode signal characteristics and the determination of the optimal stimulation configuration to reach an effective volume of tissue activated (VTA) in the target region.

His research interests are directed towards the study and improvement of brain stimulation applicable to treatments for behavioral disorders.

Julio Gomis-Tena Dolz

Telf: 963877000
Ext: 76022
Data sheet UPV
Industrial Engineer (1993) by the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (UPV) and Ph. Doctor by the UPV (2003). He is currently Assistant Professor of the Electronic Technology Area at the UPV. Teaching experience since 1995 in the degrees of Industrial Engineering, Master Industrial Engineer, Engineering in Automation and Industrial Electronics, Energy Engineer, etc., related to Industrial Electronics, Electronic Systems, Computer-Assisted Electronic Circuit Design, Electronic Technology, Photovoltaic Energy and Power Electronics. In general, teaching in the field of Electronic Technology. He has directed more than 15 Final Degree Projects, Final Degree and Master's Projects. He has participated in 5 Teaching Publications. His lines of research are focused on Biomedical Engineering, and more specifically on biomedical instrumentation and the mathematical modelling of cardiac cells. His publications include 12 contributions: articles, books and book chapters and 25 conferences papers. He has participated as a researcher in 14 subsidized projects in public calls, and in 2 research contracts with companies and administrations. He has also collaborated in 11 agreements with companies, highlighting several projects related to Biomedical Engineering.

Yolanda Jiménez Jiménez

Telf: 96 387 70 00
Ext: 76034
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I received the degree of Telecommunications Engineer and the PhD from Universitat Politècnica de València in 1999 and 2004, respectively. Since I joined to the staff of UPV in 2000, I have achieved the following merits:

1) Results of R&D: My research has been focused on acoustic wave sensors, particularly in piezoelectric resonators, including their modelling, applications with biosensors, design of characterization systems and development of mathematical algorithms for the extraction of the physical parameters of the sensor, the latter being the theme of my doctoral thesis. In these topics, I have obtained more than 30 research publications, including 25 articles and 7 book chapters in an international editorial. I have collaborate in 10 research projects (5 of the national plan, 2 of the European Union, 1 of the AECI and 2 local). Currently, I am principal researcher in 2 projects of the Spanish government. I have made two stays in the Institute of Acoustics of the CSIC and in the INQUIMAE of the University of Buenos Aires.

2) Results of technology transfer: I have participated in 10 technology transfer projects directly related to my research tasks. I am co-author of 2 patents, both internationally extended and in operation by the Spin-off company UPV AWSensors, of which I am a founding partner.

3) Teaching activity: I have accumulated more than 15 years of teaching experience in which I have taught 11 different subjects within the area of Electronic Technology, and in different cycles including the Master's degree of the Telecommunications. I have supervised 2 doctoral Thesis, 2 Master Thesis projects and 9 final grade projects. I have published 3 books related with the topics of the subjects in which I have taught.

José Luis Martínez de Juan

Telf: 963877007
Ext: 76063
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Doctor Industrial Engineer from the Technical University of Valencia since May 1998, defending a study of the myoelectric signal of the small intestine (electroenterogram EEnG) and opening a research line that was leading in Spain. He has also participated in other lines such as the characterization of Zeolites for the encapsulation of OLEDs, studies in neuroengineering as improvement of Parkinson's or anticipation in epilepsy, and studies of postural hygiene through the analysis of the surface myoelectric signal (sEMG). Results of these lines of research and similar ones were 14 articles in the magazine, 2 chapters in books and about 100 publications in congresses. He has participated in 17 competitive and public call research projects, several contracts with companies and currently participates in two patents. It has a positive evaluation of three research segments (sexenios).

In positions of university management, he is Director of the Department of Studies of the Technical University of Valencia since January 2008. In that year all the degrees of the University were adapted to the new European Higher Education Area (EHEA), and since then he has been the applicant for verification of about 35 degrees and more than 70 official master's degrees.

Laura Martínez Mateu

Telf: +34 96 3877007 ext.67031
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Graduated as a Telecommunications Engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de València (2011), she begins her research in the field of biomedical engineering at the Laser Zentrum Hannover, Germany, where she developed her final project regarding the automatic segmentation of medical images for the detection of cancer in the vocal cords. Subsequently, in 2013 she completed the Master in Biomedical Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de València. Her master’s thesis was developed at the Centro de Investigación e Innovación en Bioingeniería (Ci2B), and her research was focused on 3D computational modeling and simulations of cardiac electrophysiology. She continued her research work at the Ci2B as a PhD student until 2018, when she defended her PhD at the Universitat Politècnica de València and obtained the grade of outstanding Cum Laude.
She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Ci2B and her research focuses on the development of highly detailed and realistic multiscale computational models for the study of the mechanisms of initiation and maintenance of atrial fibrillation. She has participated in 5 research projects related to the modeling and simulation of cardiac arrhythmias, funded by regional, national and international public calls and by collaboration with companies. In 2019 she made a postdoctoral stay at the Center for Ahrrythmia Research at the University of Michigan, under the José Castillejo mobility program.
Additionally, during the 2018/2019 academic year she worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de València, teaching subjects in the Degree and Master of Telecommunications Engineering and in the Master of Industrial Engineering.

Angel Montoya Baides

Telf: +34 963 877 000 ó +34 963 877 093
Ext: 78356
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Prof. Angel Montoya graduated in Chemistry (Biochemistry specialty) in 1979 and obtained the PhD Degree in Chemistry in 1987, at the Universitat de València (University of Valencia), Spain. He worked for several years in the field of Experimental Immunology for animal and human antigens at the Research Center of “La Fe” Hospital in Valencia. Then he moved to the “Integrated Laboratory of Bioengineering” at the Universitat Politècnica de València (Polytechnical University of Valencia, UPV), where he became the head of the Immnunotechnology Group in March 1990. He obtained a permanent position as Senior Lecturer in UPV by December 1994. At present he continues to serve as the Head of the Immunotechnology Unit, integrated in the Centro de Investigación e Innovación en Bioingeniería (Center for Research and Innovation in Bioengineering, Ci2B) from its early founding in July 2001.

Prof. Montoya took part as an expert in the Official Commissions in charge of preparing the National Research & Development Programs 1999-2003 and 2003-2007 (Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology).

Currently, his main research interest is the production of Monoclonal Antibodies and the development of Immunoassays and Biosensors, as alternative analytical tools for the detection and quantification of agro-food and environmental contaminants and biomedical biomarkers. Since 1991 Prof. Montoya has led or participated in more than 40 research projects supported by public and private, national and international organizations. He is co-author of around 200 scientific communications to international meetings and more than 100 scientific publications in high-impact international journals and books in the fields of Bio-Nano-Technology and Immunoanalytical Chemistry for food, agriculture, health and environmental applications.

Gema Prats Boluda

Telf: 963877000
Ext: 67040
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Industrial Engineer ETSII UPV 2001
Free practice of the profession: Department of R + D + I of the company Celsa electronic assemblies. 2001-2003.
Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering 2003
She obtained the title of Doctor in Technology in 2009.
Contracted Professor Doctor, accredited by the ANECA for the title of University Holder.

Teaching in the Degree in Electronic Engineering, Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering.
Teaching publications in national and international congresses.
Participation in Educational Innovation projects.
Teaching in the areas of sensors and electronic instrumentation and in signal processing.
2 Doctoral Theses directed.

Her research is focused in the field of Biomedical Engineering, specifically in the development of non-invasive systems of ad-doc capture and instrumentation of bioelectric signals and their processing, as well as the development of prediction systems and aid in diagnosis and decision making.

IP of University, Autonomous and National projects
2 recognized six-year research profit.
1 Patent
25 papers JCR
+ of 50 contributions in prestigious international and national conferences reviewed by peers
7 research and transfer contracts with companies for the development of bioelectrical signal capture / monitoring systems.
Co-author of 2 chapters of research book in international editorials
reviewer of 5 international journals indexed SCI.

Lucía Romero Pérez

Telf: +34 963877007
Ext: 76024/67038
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I graduated as Industrial Engineer (Electronics) in 2003 at UPV (4th of 225 students). Then, I obtained one of the ten fellowships of the Programa Cantera that the UPV provided to its students with the best marks every year to do my PhD. I finished my PhD in modeling and simulation of the electrical cardiac activity in ischemia in 2007. I have made five research stays in the University of Oxford and the University of California, Davis.

I have been involved in 15 research projects: 1 European Project, 1 project funded by NIH of the USA, 6 projects funded by the Spanish Ministry, 5 regional projects and 2 from the UPV. I am or have been principal investigator of several research projects: 1 national, 1 regional and 1 from the UPV. I am also the principal investigator of the project funded by NIH of the USA. I am currently supervising 2 PhD students.

I have published 19 papers in scientific journals, 2 book chapters and 46 papers in conferences.

My research field is the modeling and simulation of the electrical cardiac activity of the heart, with special focus on the simulation of pathological situations and the effects of antiarrhythmic drugs on the cardiac electric system.

Francisco Javier Saiz Rodríguez

Telf: +34 963877000
Ext: 76025
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Industrial Engineer (1986) and PhD (1992) by the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. Full Professor (since 2000) in the Electronic Department of the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV). Currently, Director of the Centro de Investigación e Innovación en Bioingeniería Ci2B. His investigation in cardiac electric activity modeling and simulations starts with a postdoctoral position in Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA) in 1996. Since then, he has focused in the development of cardiac arrhythmias simulation models, as well as in different therapies commonly used in their treatment for example: using drugs or cardiac ablation. In these years, he has collaborated in more than 50 research projects, national and international, in which many companies have taken part. IBM, Smart Technologies, Osatu coop or Sorin, and Gilead, Glaxo, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Bayer or Sanofi are some examples. Emphasis should be made in his participation in two European projects: preDiCT (FP7) and eTOX (IMI). He has supervised 15 PhD thesis and many research projects. He is currently supervising 5 PhD thesis. He has 53 papers in international journals, more than 200 national and international conferences and 7 book chapters due to his research. He is the Biomedical Engineering Bachelor and Master´s Academic Director in the UPV and Vice-president of the Biomedical Engineering Spanish Society. In 2017 he has been elected Member of the Valencian Royal Academy of Medicine.

Beatriz Trénor Gomis

Telf: 963877007
Ext: 76086/67039
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I graduated as Industrial Engineer (Electronics) in 1997 at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial at Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV). In 1998 I obtained a fellowship from the Education and Culture Spanish Ministery to do my PhD in modeling and simulation of the electrical cardiac activity in ischemia. I am a lecturer at the Electronic Engineering Department at the UPV since 1999. I finished my PhD in 2001, and went on participating in research projects, publishing papers in JCR journals and mentoring PhD Thesis. After my participation in a european funded research project I started leading my own research line in simulation of heart failure, within the same research struture (Ci2b), sharing resources. I established important contacts reinforcing my international projection and started fruitful collaborations. The contact established with the pharmaceutical company Gilead (CA, EEUU) led to an important collaboration.
I have made two research stays in the USA and one in Hungary, I have given invited talks in international events and have been member of PhD evaluation committees in Italy, Norway and Spain, and I am reviewer of 12 JCR journals.
In summary I have published 29 papers in scientific journals, 4 book chapters and more than 80 papers in conferences, within my participation in 18 research projects (1 european Project, 1 project funded by NIH of the USA, 7 projects funded by the spanish Ministery, 6 regional projects and 3 form the UPV), in 2 agreements with companies and 2 projects in collaboration with Calgary University. I have supervised 3 PhD students and am currently supervising 3 more. I am currently the coordinator of the PhD program for Technologies for Health and Wellbeing at the UPV.

Yiyao Ye Lin

Telf: 963877007
Ext: 76026/67034
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Mrs. Yiyao Ye Lin received her degree in Industrial Engineering from University Polytechnic of Valencia (UPV) in 2004, master in project management in 2005 and her PhD from the same university in 2009. She made her postdoctoral stay at University Technologie de Compiegne in 2009. She currently works as professor for UPV and is member of Centre for Research and Innovation in Bioengineering (Ci2B) of the UPV. Her current interests include biomedical signal processing (electrocardiogram, electroenterogram, electrohysterogram and others), pattern analysis, monitoring systems developments for biomedical applications, wireless sensor network, biomedical instrumentation, Remote sensing.
Her research focused on development of system for non-invasive recording of smooth muscle myoelectrical activity: small bowel and uterus, and digital processing of these signals for development of diagnosis aid tools. She has actively participated in 5 national projects of science and innovation ministry and 9 research projects of regional level and other agencies related in the development of flexible concentric ring electrode for sensing bioelectrical signal; development of wireless recording system for acquiring of bioelectrical signals; as well as elctrohysterogram signal analysis for predicting the time horizon of birth preterm delivery. The result of this work has resulted in 16 publications in high impact journals, 2 book chapters, 2 national patents, more than 45 publications in international and/or national conferences, most of them are listed in Conference Proceedings Citation Index of Web of Science. She also received the ConfiHe 2010 Award from Antares Consulting, and the best paper Award INSTICC of BIODEVICES/BIOSTEC conference in 2013 and in 2017.