Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH



Dr. Jordi Martínez is the new director of the Center for Industrial Equipment Design (CDEI UPC). He takes over from Dr. Carles Riba Romeva, who founded the Center and has been its director since 1999. Dr. Riba’s leadership and expertise has helped to make the CDEI UPC a leading innovator in the design and development of equipment goods and products.

Jordi Martínez holds a PhD in industrial engineering awarded by the UPC in October 1987 and has been an associate professor of the university in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since December 1988. He was the secretary of this department and is currently its deputy director. He has taught in the areas of mechanics, theory of machines and mechanisms, and since 1997 in the area of calculation, design and testing of machines. He also teaches on the master’s degree in Automotive Engineering at the ETSEIB. His research activity has been mainly focused on the analysis of vibrations and simulation of vibratory systems, particularly in the railroad field.

This activity has led to publications and conference papers, as well as the supervision of doctoral theses for the doctoral programme Mechanical Engineering, Fluids and Aeronautics. Currently, he is also collaborating with the Institute of Industrial and Control Engineering on the design of platforms for mobile robots.