Emilio Gil

Emilio Gil Moya is Full Professor (accredited) of the Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Director of Agricultural Mechanization Unit. Professor at PhD program in agriculture and forestry at the University of Turin, in Italy. Project Coordinator of the INNOSETA project that is part of the European Horizon 2020 R&D program. He has been advisor to different national and international research bodies and institutes, as well as to the Ministry of Agriculture in the implementation of Sustainable Use of Pesticides, and author of the Manual of Inspections of application equipment. Academic member of the Royal European Academy of Doctors. He is the first agricultural engineer in Europe to enter this academic institution.

Emilio Gil has also been a professor at Cornell University, in the United States, and is author of more than 50 scientific articles in international journals and more than 200 technical and popular articles, as well as different books in the field of engineering agri-food. He is an editor and expert reviewer of scientific journals in the sector and has given numerous international conferences. Member of different organizations in the field of agri-food engineering, the researcher has received different awards, such as the Wine Research Award Tecnovid (Zaragoza) in 2002, the 2002 award from the Centro y Canarias Agronomists Association and the award for the best doctoral thesis (accesit) Fertiberia in 2004. President of the international Award of FIMA and president of AESAVE (Asociación Española de Sanidad Vegetal).He has been director of the Aragon Government office in Brussels (2016) and member of the expert group "Ejea advances" for the management of the COVID-19 crisis in Ejea de los Caballeros (Zaragoza).

Professor Gil has given more than 60 invited lectures in all the countries of the EU and most of the countries of the American continent. He is also the author of the books Zarpazos en el Alma (Ed. Los libros del Gato Negro, 2017), Banda de música de Rivas - Conmemoración de un siglo y cuarto de andanzas musicales (Ed. DPZ, 2008), Historia del socialismo y sindicalismo en Rivas (Ed. DPZ, 2010) i Días de Campo (2019).

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Enric Armengol

Agricultural Engineer (UPC) and Executive MBA (EADA). He has a solid experience in the field of marketing and sales in the agricultural sector, assuming increasing responsibilities to management positions in multinationals of the agricultural machinery sector. Professional with strategic vision, capacity for negotiation, to establish interpersonal relationships, and for problem solving. He has extensive experience in the management and dynamization of work teams, as well as in the management of economic resources.

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Ramón Salcedo

PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Researcher who has joined the group thanks to obtaining a "María Zambrano" research grant. Extensive experience in air assistance simulation in airblast sprayers, he has been a researcher in several research centers inside and outside Europe, among which his research activity at the USDA (Department of Agriculture of the United States) and the Ohio State University (OSU, Columbus, USA). Dr. Salcedo has a great experience in the development of protocols for field trials, their execution, data analysis and publication of results. He has recently published numerous scientific articles in prestigious international journals in the field of precision agriculture, biosystem engineering and crop protection.


Jordi Llop

PhD in Agricultural Engineering from the UPC, Master in Business Administration and Management (UPC), Agricultural Engineer from the University of Lleida (UdL), Agricultural Technical Engineer (UPC). Researcher at the Agrarian Mechanization Unit specialized in the study and evaluation of spraying application techniques on every type of crop. Associate professor at EEABB - UPC in the subjects of agricultural mechanization and engines.

Elena Sánchez

PhD in Plant Biology from the University of Barcelona (UB), Master in Environmental Agrobiology (UB), Bachelor of Oenology (UPV) and Agricultural Technical Engineer, specialized in Agri-Food Industries (UPNa). She is currently a research support staff at the UMA and lecturer professor at the EEABB-UPC of Viticulture and Other Food and Beverage Industries subjects, among others.



Francisco García

Agronomic Engineer (UdL), PhD in Crop Sciences from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). Specialist in spectral data analysis techniques, remote sensing applied to crop characterization and digitization in the field of agriculture. Scientific scholar at the universities of Florida and California Davis (USA) and Copenhagen (Denmark). Founding partner of 2 technology companies linked to the agri-food sector.


Paula Ortega

Agricultural Technical Engineer from the UPC and Master's Degree in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). PhD student with an FI grant from the Catalan government. Her thesis focuses on mitigating the contamination of copper-based plant protection products and the study of the possible biological alternatives in vineyards.

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Bernat Salas

Graduated in aeronautical engineering and a master's degree in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), he is now in process of his PhD thesis in the Agricultural Mechanization Unit (UMA). On one side he is focusing on the analysis of the air flow behavior generated by a sprayer, apart he is also working on the data processing in python, both data obtained by sensors like anemometers or LiDARs and image processing.


Lu Xun

He is master degree in Vehicle Engineering from the South China Agricultural University. Now he is a PhD candidate of UPC with the support of BarcelonaTech/CSC Joint Scholarship. His PhD topic focuses on the variable rate application sprayer for apple trees.

Jordi Biscamps

He has a degree in Agricultural Engineering by the UPC. Currently he is taking the Master’s degree in Enabling Technologies for the Food and Bioprocessing Industry (Ket4Food+Bio). He works in tasks focused on national and European projects and also in contracts with private companies contributing in with two points of view, the scientific view and the farmer view, the latter from the knowledge obtained at the family farm. In addition, he is also actively involved in the preparation of classes for EEABB-UPC machinery subjects and in outreach courses.



Rubén Collantes

Agricultural Engineer, with knowledge and experience in the commercial area and the teaching of agricultural and industrial machines. With master's degree at the Luiz de Queiroz Higher School of Agriculture (Brazil). With a diploma in Heavy Machinery Management at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru. Currently pursuing a doctorate in Agricultural Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil) and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain) and specializing in the areas of phytosanitary product application technology and agricultural machine testing.