Joan Aguilar Mayans was born in Girona in 1987. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona (ETSEIB) in 2010. Joan completed his Master’s Thesis at the School of Engineering in the University of Aberdeen. This thesis involved an analysis of a physical system exhibiting chaotic vibrations. Concerning work experience, Joan worked some time for Bellapart SAU between 2008 and 2010, a company mainly focused on architectural glass projects. Here he had the chance to work in the engineering office in a variety of projects. In 2010 Joan was awarded a Balsells Fellowship to pursue an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. His main research interests are in robotics. He enjoys playing guitar, listening to music and traveling around the world.
Ferran Marti Duran was born in Bacelona in 1987. He graduated from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria Industrial i Aeronàutica de Terrassa (ETSEIAT) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in 2010. He obtained an Aeronautical Engineering degree. He worked for Hewlett-Packard with a scholarship in the Research and Development department in the Large Format Printers division. He also received an Erasmus fellowship to study six months in Milan, Italy, where he finished his Aeronautical Engineering degree investigating turbulence drag reduction. In 2010, while he was in Milan, he was awarded a Balsells Fellowship to pursue graduate studies in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. His research is in fluid dynamics related to aeronautical and aerospace applications. He enjoys surfing, climbing, hanging out with friends, traveling and meeting new people.
Yair Marc Martínez Palomino was born in Barcelona in 1986. He studied in CFIS (Centre de Formació Multidisciplinar Superior), a multidisciplinar centre in the UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) that allows its students to study two majors at the same time. In 2010, he graduated from both Civil (ETSECCPB) and Industrial (ETSEIB) engineering. During his last year of studies, he was awarded a Department of Culture and Education Fellowship for a collaboration research aimed at Monitoring and Analysis of Debris Flow and its effects triggering rains in the Occidental Pyrenees. In 2010, he was awarded a Balsells Fellowship to pursue graduate studies in structural engineering at the University of California, Irvine. His research interests are in design of buildings and anti earthquake systems. He enjoys traveling, going out, surfing, socializing and living in an international atmosphere.
Robert Regué Griñó was born in Barcelona in 1986. In 2009, he graduated from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyers Industrials i Aeronàutics de Terrassa (ETSEIAT). In the summer of 2009 was awarded a Universia-Fernando Alonso fellowship to pursue an MSc in Transport Policy and Business Management at Loughborough University, UK. His Master thesis was the investigation of the feasibility of implementing a freight tram scheme in Barcelona based on the previous work done at ETSEIAT when a freight Light rail vehicle (LRV) was designed. He worked for ALSTOM transport, a rolling stock company manufacturer, under an internship program from summer 2008 to summer 2009, managing the supplier panel and developing a tool to forecast suppliers’ workload. In 2010, was awarded a Balsells Fellowship to pursue a PhD in Transportation Engineering at the Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Irvine. His research interests are traffic engineering and transportation modeling. He enjoys playing soccer, cinema, traveling and discovering new cultures.