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Projects

Main current and recent research projects

Morphological characterization and classification of leukemic cells by means of digital image processing and pattern recognition for diagnosis support. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain. January 2016 - December 2018.

Design of advanced control and fault detection strategies strategies for complex mechatronic systems. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain. January 2016 - December 2018.

Development and validation of failure detection and localization systems and design of fault-tolerant control strategies with application in offshore wind energy plants (WinTurCoM). Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain. January 2015 - December 2017.

Active control of vibrations in structures subject to multidirectional dynamic excitations: Application to floating wind turbines. NILS Science and Sustainability (ES07). Coordinated Mobility of Researchers (Spain-Norway). April 2014 - November 2015.

Automatic classification of blood cell microscope digital images.January 2014 - December 2015. 

 

Active control of vibrations in structures subject to multidirectional dynamic excitations. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain. January 2013 - December 2015.

Intelligent structures: monitoring and damage detection systems with applications in aeronautics and offshore wind energy plants. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain. Coordinated Project with the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Smart Structures, School of Aeronautical Engineering, Technical University of Madrid (Prof. Alfredo Güemes) and the IKERLAN Technological Center, Mondragón (Dr. FernandoMartínez). January 2012 - December 2014.

Analysis and identification of hysteretic systems using periodic orbits.Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain. January 2012 - December 2014.

Seismic isolation. VALTEC Program for technological development. Generalitat de Catalunya. January 2010 - October 2012.

Intelligent aircraft structures: Development and validation of deffect detection techniques based on pattern recognition. Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain. Coordinated Project with the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Smart Structures, School of Aeronautical Engineering, Technical University of Madrid (Prof. Alfredo Güemes). January 2009 - December 2011.

DECOS - Decentralized control of large scale networked systems with uncertainties and delays. Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain. Coordinated Project with the Department of Electronics, Informatics and Control, University of Girona (Prof. Ningsu Luo). January 2009 - December 2011.

Control of systems with nonlinear actuators: the case of hysteresis, friction and backlash. Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain. January 2009 - December 2011.

High precision control of force applied to an industrial welding pin under friction effects. Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain. Program of Applied Industrial Research. Joint project with the Center of Technological Innovation in Static Converters and Drives, Technical University of Catalunya (Prof. Oriol Gomis) and the company Serra Soldadura (Barcelona, Spain).  January 2008 - December 2009. 

Design and experimental verification of decentralized control algorithms in irrigation canals.  Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain. Project with the Department of Hydraulic, Environmental and Marine Engineering - UPC (Prof. Manuel Gómez). January 2009 - December 2011.

CHIMPFA (Analysis, identification and control of mechatronic systems with hysteresis and/or friction. Application to piezoelectric and magnethoreologic actuators). Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. CICYT National Program on Design and Industrial Production. Coordinated Project with the Department of Electrical, Computer and Control Engineering, University of Girona (Prof. N. Luo) and the Center of Technological Innovation in Static Converters and Drives, Technical University of Catalunya (Prof. J. Bergas).  January 2006 - December 2008. 

PIEZODIAGNOSTICS
 (Smart Structural Diagnostics using Piezo-Generated Elastic Waves). Program Growth, European Union. February 2002 - January 2005. 

CONVIB (Innovative Control Technologies for Vibration Sensitive Civil Engineering Structures). Cooperation Program sponsored by the European Science Foundation (ESF). January 2001 - June 2005. 

SAMCO (Structural Assessment, Monitoring and Control). Thematic Network of the Growth Program. September 2001 - September 2005. 

MUSICO (Modelling and control of nonlinear complex systems with uncertainties and couplings). Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. CICYT National Program on Design and Industrial Production. Coordinated Project with the Department of Electrical, Computer and Control Engineering, University of Girona (Profs. J. Vehí and N. Luo). January 2003 - December 2005. 

Integrated automatic control of irrigation canals
.  Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. CICYT National Program on Natural Resources. Project in cooperation with the Department of Hydraulic, Environmental and Marine Engineering - UPC (Prof. M. Gómez). January 2003 - December 2005. 

Intelligent materials and systems. Development of long term dampers based on shape memory alloys.  Ministry of Public Works of Spain. Project in cooperation with the Department of Applied Physics - UPC (Prof. V. Torra). December 2003 - December 2007. 

LMI tools. Applications to robust and decentralized control. University Department of the Government of Catalunya. Cooperation Program with France (Université Paul Sabatier, Prof. P. Apkarian). January 2003 - December 2003. 

Intelligent structures. Development of an integrated system for monitoring and control. Application to bridges. Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. CICYT National Program on Design and Industrial Production. Coordinated Project with the Department of Electrical, Computer and Control Engineering, University of Girona (Prof. J. Vehí) and the Department of Construction Engineering -UPC (Prof. J.R. Casas). January 2000 - December 2002.


Robust control systems for vibration reduction of systems subjected to unknown excitations. Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. Cooperation Program with Germany (University of Hannover, Institut for Measurement and Control, Prof. E. Reithmeier). January 2000 - December 2001.

Algorithms for automatic control of irrigation canals. University Department of the Government of Catalunya and Spanish Agency of Cooperation. In collaboration with University of Concepcion, Chile 
(Prof. D. Sbarbaro). January 2000 - December 2002.


Decentralized active control of cable-stayed bridges.
 NATO Collaborative Research Grant with Oregon State University (Prof. M. Magaña). January 1998 - December 1998.