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Dr. Martinez Rodriguez research is multi-disciplinary, including civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering topics. His research interests are focused on applied engineering, especially around the integration of Industry 4.0 technologies and methods to low digitalised environments (i.e., construction or agriculture). 

His main research areas are:

  • Industrialized Construction (or Modern Methods of Construction)
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Computer-aided Process Planning
  • Lean Manufacturing and Intelligent Waste Management
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Automation and Robotics in Precision Farming


Dr. Pablo Martinez Rodriguez obtained his Bachelor's degree in Electromechanical Engineering - Electronics from the Comillas Pontifical University (ICAI) in Madrid, Spain. He also holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering - Advanced Control and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. 

Before joining Northumbria University in 2021 as a Senior Lecturer, he worked as a NSERC post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta to develop a IALF-certified learning factory and as an International Visiting Professor at the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Outdoor and ski enthusiast, you may catch him in any mountain slope during winter time. 

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering, PhD, University of Alberta

20 Nov 202031 Dec 2099

Award Date: 20 Nov 2020

Mechanical Engineering, MSc, University of Alberta

30 Sept 201731 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Sept 2017

Engineering, BEng, Universidad Pontificia Comillas

30 Jun 201531 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Jun 2015


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