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Bodyworks and Automotive Materials

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Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.

Management & Faculty

6th EDITION
UPC School

Academic management

  • González Benítez, Maria Margarita
    PhD in Science. Professor of Engineering Projects Department of the UPC. Specialist in design for the environment and sustainability tools must.
  • Luzón Narro, Benito Javier
    Responsible for the Technical Calculation Department at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Previously, he worked as co-ordinating engineer of impact tests, as well as responsible for the supervision and analysis of impact tests at the passive safety area of the Technical Centre of SEAT. Bachelor degree from the UPC in Industrial Engineering. Besides that, he holds a postgraduate degree in biomechanics and biomaterials from the UPC, and a Master degree in Biomedical Engineering from the same university. Is Assistant lecturer at the UPC, and has teaching experience related to car safety for different professional groups, such as firemen and technical inspectors of vehicles. Is also Director of the Biomechanical Technical Section of the Spanish Society of Automotive Technicians (STA). He is member of the Spanish Society of Biomechanics and Biomaterials, and of the EEVC WG19.

Academic coordination

  • Zahinos Ruiz, Abel

Teaching staff

  • Alcántara Cárdenas, Esteban
  • Aloy Callejas, Ernest
    Technician at mechanic project development and responsible for department of Virtual Reality of bodyworks development.
  • Amat Torres, Jordi
    Head of Type Approval and Legislation EU at SEAT¿s Technical Center
  • Amer Montesinos, Salvador
    Salvador holds a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. He has studied multiple specialized fatigue courses, such as ¿Fatigue of materials and structures¿, ¿Selection of materials in mechanical project¿ or ¿Simulation and Analysis of stresses in mechanical components'. Since 1987, he has been working as Fatigue Engineer in SEAT. Salvador has international working experience: 2 years as engineer in Acoustics department, and 8 months as Engineer in Audi, also in the Fatigue Laboratory. Currently, he is Head of Fatiga y Extensometría Laboratory a the Technical Center of SEAT.
  • Arregui Dalmases, Carlos
    Ph.D in biomedical engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Master in automotive Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering and postgraduate in biomechanics by the University of Barcelona. Currently lecturer professor at the Universitat politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and visiting assistant professor at the University of Virginia at the Center for Applied Biomechanics.
  • Asensio Torres, Blas
  • Bellorín Segovia, Alejandro
    Alexandro holds a degree from the Central University of Venezuela in Chemical Engineering, and a master degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya in "Automotive Manufacturing & Business Engineering". Nowadays, he is responsible for the validation and control of different components of the vehicle at SEAT.
  • Castellon Oitaben, Oscar
    Oscar holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He has more than 10 years of experience in car body painting processes. At present, Oscar is in charge of Paint Engineering Department at SEAT.
  • Castillo González, Xavier
    Xavier holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering, specialization in structural mechanics, from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He is currently responsible for the structure simulation group of the Technical Calculation department at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Xavier has over fifteen years of experience in simulation and development of vehicle structure, especially in the area of structural shock.
  • Chaves Miguel, Mario
    Mario holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and a Postgraduate Degree in Bodyworks and Automotive Materials- CARMAT. At present, he is leader of the Car body and Corrosion Team at the Technical Centre of SEAT.
  • Colet Gali, Juan
    Mechanical Engineer at EUETIB. Currently Head of Interior Finishing (trunk) at SEAT's Technical Centre. Head of Service of cockpit's preliminary plan and Door Mechanism Service. Over 25 year of experience at SEAT's R & D.
  • Colomer Mur, Josep Maria
    Bachelor of Information Sciences Master NLP Associate professor at UPC Business Organization Department Member of the Expert Network in Leadership Development within the Coaching area at Barcelona Activa Teacher and coach in management skills. Teacher in personal skills development programs at UPC PhD office and UPC Alumni
  • Comas i Font, Josep
    Responsible for simulations of Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) at the Technical Centre of SEAT.
  • del Mazo Viñas, Jose Maria
    José María PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Institut Quimic de Sarrià, a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, and a Master Degreee in Polymers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). He is head of the Laboratory of Plastics and Elastomers at SEAT since 1995. Previously, he was the responsible for the Non Metallic Materials Lab at SEAT (1981-1995). José María has an extensive experience as Lecturer at different Master Degrees and Postgraduate Couses related to Materials, Plastics, Life Cycle Assessment methodologies and waste treatments.
  • Delgado Plaza, Pedro Antonio
    Head of service responsible for the Cokpit and Doors in Development Concepts, at SEAT's Technical Centre. Associate Professor of the automotive Elisava Design Master and occupational training programs. With over 25 years experience in the automotive sector (Yamaha and SEAT), in SEAT has developed different task and responsibilities in the departments of Structure, Moving parts, Optimization Series and Development Concepts.
  • Delgado Saiz, Javier
  • Domínguez Díaz, Natàlia
    Industrial mechanical engineer by ETSEIT (UPC) and Master in Numerical Methods in Engineering by CIMNE (UPC). She worked for some years in some different engineering companies as responsible of simulation calculations. From 2004 she is the technical manager of AutoForm Engineering in its Spanish office. AutoForm is an international company focused in the development, sale and support of his own software, also called AutoForm that simulates sheet metal forming processes.
  • Enfedaque Montes, David Jesús
    David holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and Master in Business Administration from ESADE. At present, he is head of the Department of Technical Certification and Legislation at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Since 2003, he has developed his career in Complete Vehicle and Bodywork Development departments, both in Spain and Germany.
  • Escribano Felguera, Juan de Dios
    Head of the services of glazed-wall and clean-washed system at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Lecturer at the Cátedra AGBAR.
  • Fernández Gómez, Antonio
    Head of external Trim services at the Technical Centre of SEAT
  • Fernández Rodríguez, Diego
  • Funes Castillo, Raul
    Raúl holds a Bachelor Degree from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Industrial Electronics Engineering. He has worked in many engineering companies, and nowadays he works in the Technical Centre of SEAT as a haptic researcher.
  • Gaitán Pitre, Jorge Eliecer
  • García Castaño, David José
  • García Saura, Maria Teresa
  • Geue, Michael
    Responsible at Testing and Q-Building department at SEAT's Tecnichal Center.
  • González Benítez, Maria Margarita
    PhD in Science. Professor of Engineering Projects Department of the UPC. Specialist in design for the environment and sustainability tools must.
  • González Gallardo, Eduardo
    Responsible for Package and Ergonomics at Technical Centre of SEAT. Eduardo has also been lecturer at the master MIGIA-UPC
  • Hermida Carballeira, Santiago
    Technical Mechanical Engineer (EUITIB). Master Automotive Engineering (MIGIA). At present head of product optimization and customer value department in the Whole Vehicle area at the Technical Center of Seat. Responsibilities in benchmarking studies, weight optimization, cost optimization of produced cars and in the Haptic of whole Vehicle.
  • Hervás Sarciat, Daniel
    Responsible for the development of interior design at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Daniel has an extensive teaching experience as lecturer in the Master's degree of Product Design of the Elisava School of Barcelona as well as the Master's degree of Automotion and Design.
  • López Navarro, Ferran
  • Loste, Enrique
    Senior architect for the ETSAB, is responsible for department of surface developmen (Strak) SEAT Technical Centre. Expert in surfaces in the automotive world with industry experience of 15 years, has developed his career in SEAT, VW, AUDI and has participated in projects of other brands such as BMW, Rover and Land Rover.
  • Mataix Navarro, Albert
  • Muñoz, Javier
    Responsible for Doors Mechanisms at the Technical Centre of SEAT
  • Nonay, Esteban
    Head of Experimention of Moving Body Components at the Technical Centre of SEAT
  • Oliveras Mérida, Víctor
  • Peña Martínez, José
    Responsible for Console Panels and Climate at the Technical Centre of SEAT
  • Pérez Díaz, Manel
    Manel holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and a Master Degree in Business Administration from EADA. He has held several positions at SEAT, such as Project Engineer, Head of Laboratory, Quality Director and Project Manager.
  • Pérez Rapela, Daniel
    Daniel holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Superior Polytechnic Centre of Zaragoza. His professional career has always been related to the application of finite element techniques to the vehicle development process. Nowadays, Daniel works at the Technical Calculation department at SEAT, where he works on how to enhance the vehicle occupants¿ safety for SEAT and VW group projects.
  • Resina Fabon, Lucia
    Head of the team responsible for the development of Moving Components at the Technical Centre of SEAT
  • Rodríguez García, Alejandro
    Alejandro Industrial holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering, and a postgraduate Degree in "Bodyworks and Automotive Materials" (CARMAT), both from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). After finishing his engineering studies, Alejandro has worked at SEAT. First, he worked as an IDIADA engineer in charge of developing plastic and metal parts, and later as SEAT staff responsible for the development and integration of the upper internal finishes: pilar linings, as well as imperial and related components.
  • Rodríguez Luengo, José Alfonso
    Master degree in Industrial Design and Product Development from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya. Since 1998, Alfonso is car designer at the Stylish department of SEAT, where he has designed and developed many car projects, Concept cars, and competition prototypes. He has also collaborated with other car manufacturers, such as VW, AUDI and SUZUKI. In 2003, he designed the SEAT ALTEA, prototype that was awarded the European Design Prize in 2003. Since 2011, Alfonso is Design Project Leader of the IBIZA and LEON segments. Since 1995, he is teaching at different schools in Barcelona, such as ESDI, ELISAVA, UPC and ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN. Furthermore, Alfonso collaborates with the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies from the Potífica Universidad Católica de Chile. He has been a member of the expert committee of the DELTA Prize of the Industrial Designers Association in 2009 and 2010.
  • Rodriguez Moreno, Juan Carlos
    Responsible for rear vehicle area at the Technical Centre of SEAT. He is also lecturer in the Master's degree of Product Design at the Elisava School of Barcelona
  • Rodríguez Perdices, Javier
    Javier holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He is responsible for the development of front and back impact systems, front restraint systems, and seat belts at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Previously, Javier held different responsibilities in passive safety development projects in Audi Q3 and Q5. He has also worked as plastic injection simulation, and structural analysis engineer of automotive parts in Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Román Marín, Joaquim
    Industrial Engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Responsible of the inner trimming and passive safety simulation group in the Technical Center of SEAT. He has developed his activity in different aspects within the field of engineering simulation, also including CAE project control.
  • Salas Arranz, Juan José
  • Salinas Pujol, Maria Teresa
    Superior Industrial Engineer, specialized in chemistry at the Politechnical University of Barcelona. Master in Business Administration at ESADE. Her professional career is linked to the automotive industry for more than 20 years of experience. She is currently managing the group of Upper Exterior Trim Development at the SEAT's Technical Center.
  • Sanchez Castillo, Juan Antonio
    Graduate in mechanical Engineering at EUETIB (UPC). Bachelor degree in mechanical Engineering at ETSEIB (UPC). Master in product design and creation at UPC. He comes from SEAT's apprentice school. He works at SEAT's Technical Center since 1988 at different areas of interiors experimentation as head of service at outdoor experimentation, interiors experimentation and actually at project department as head of service of interior door panels development at SEAT's Technical Center. Teacher of the first two CARMAT editions.
  • Sánchez González, Rubén
  • Segura Santillana, Angel
    Angel holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. At present, he is the Head of the hood assembly and control boad at the Technical Centre of SEAT. Angel is expert in crash simulation and passive safety, especially in the area of pedestrian protection
  • Soler Amat, Maria Del Pilar
    María del Pilar holds an Industrial Enginnering Degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). She has developed her entire career in the automotive industry, and in particular in the simulaton and presses processes. At present, she is responsible for simultaneous engineering of the presses team at the Presses and Body Shop Processes in SEAT.
  • Tarres Riba, Albert
    Mechanical Engineer. Head of Concept Vehicle Department.
  • Tovar, Guillermo
  • Toyas Ruiz, Alberto
    Head of services of structures of seats, head restraints and safety. Alberto is also teacher of professional training in the schools of Granollers and Monlau
  • Tuijtelaars, Fons
    Bachelor of Engineering in Automotive technology (Holland) + Master of Science in International Automotive Engineering (University of Hertfordshire, England) Responsable for DMU & Tolerance Management activities within the area of body & trim development at Seat's Technical Development Center.
  • Viguer Gomez, Carlos
    Responsible for Bumper at the Technical Centre of SEAT
  • Villacampa Perez, Mª Del Mar
  • Yuba Sans, Ricardo
    Telecommunication Engineering at ETSETB (UPC) and graduate in industrial laser applications at UPC. Dedicated to the automotive sector, always in the areas of bodywork and technology. He is currently head of department of New Technologies "Process presses and sheet metal" at SEAT.
  • Zahinos Ruiz, Abel
  • Zárate Galván, Ángel Victor
    Víctor holds a PhD degree in Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He is responsible for the occupants¿ front impact simulation of the Calculation Department at the Technical Centre of SEAT. He has worked on the development of safety systems (airbags, seat belts, deformable elements, etc.) for SEAT and other brands of the Volkswagen Group, for the North American and European markets. Víctor has also worked in the development of internal finishes.
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Credits:
43 ECTS
(356 teaching hours)

Start date:
Classes start:03/10/2016 Classes end:12/07/2017Programme ends: 30/09/2017
Timetable:
Monday  17:30 to 21:30Tuesday  17:30 to 21:30Wednesday  17:30 to 21:30
Taught at:
ETSEIB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 647
Barcelona

Registration fee:
6.025 €

Language of instruction:
Spanish

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