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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Electronic Engineering)

Address: c/ Jordi Girona, 1-3, Ed. C4
UPC is one of the main technical universities in Spain. It is specialized in the areas of engineering, science and architecture. It has about 30,000 undergraduate students and 4,000 graduate students (PhD and Master) and an academic staff of nearly 3,000.

The Dept. of Electronic Engineering carries out different activites of education, investigations and development in the Telecommunications, Industrial Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering fields.

The Department teaches 6.000 undergraduate students. The Electronic Engineering PhD program has 40 students. Personnel include a faculty of 150 professors, plus 13 administrative and technical staff.

Francesc Moll

Position: Professor
URL: http://hipics.upc.edu/people/faculty/francesc-moll
E-Mail: francesc.moll [AT] upc.edu

Francesc Moll received his M.S in Physics in 1992 from the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) and Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering in 1995 from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in Barcelona, Spain. He has been serving as professor of electronic technology in the Electronic Engineering Department at UPC since 1993. He is a member of the research group HIPICS. His research interests are VLSI design and test, noise modelling inside integrated circuits, manufacturing defect modelling, defect and fault tolerant systems, resilient mechanisms, low power nanoelectronics and energy harvesting systems. He has published over 40 papers in international conferences and journals. He serves as reviewer in several international journals. He has been invited as keynote speaker in different conferences.

Manel Gasulla

E-Mail: manel.gasulla [AT] upc.edu

Manel Gasulla received the Ingeniero (MEng) and Doctor Ingeniero (PhD) degrees in Telecommunication from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, in 1992 and 1999, respectively.
Since 1993 he has been with the UPC, where he is an associate professor, engaged in teaching on Analog Electronics and Electronic Instrumentation. In 2001-2002 he was a visiting post-doc at the Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His research interests include capacitive sensors, sensor interfaces, wireless sensor networks, and energy harvesting circuits and methods for low-power autonomous sensors.

Relevant Books
M. T. Penella-López, Manel Gasulla, (2011) Powering Autonomous Sensors. An Integral Approach with Focus on Solar and RF Energy Harvesting. Springer, 1st Edition., 2011, XIII, 147 p. 113 illus., ISBN 978-94-007-1572-1.

Relevant Publications
M. T. Penella-López, Manel Gasulla, (2010) Runtime extension of low-power wireless sensor nodes using hybrid-storage units. In: IEEE transactions on instrumentation and measurement, March 2010, vol. 59, n. 4, p. 857-865..

O. López-Lapeña, M.T. Penella-López, Manel Gasulla, (2010) A new MPPT method for low-power solar energy harvesting. In: IEEE transactions on industrial electronics, September 2010, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 3129-3138.

A. Cuadras, Manel Gasulla, Vittorio Ferrari, (2010) Thermal energy harvesting through pyroelectricity. In: Sensors and actuators A. Physical, March 2010, vol. 158, no. 1, pp. 132-139..

M. T. Penella-López, J. Albesa, Manel Gasulla, (2009) Powering wireless sensor nodes: primary batteries versus energy harvesting. In: Proceedings IMTC 2009, Singapore, 5-7 May 2009, pp. 1625-1630.

M. T. Penella-López, Manel Gasulla, (2007) A review of commercial energy harvesters for autonomous sensors. In: Proceedings IMTC 2007, Warsaw, Poland, May 1-3, 2007.

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