Carlos Sáez

Professor of the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering

Carlos has a master in materials science and engineering (UPM-Madrid) and a bachelor in mechanical engineering (Unizar) as main background. He has 13 years’ experience working on the development of new applications for advanced structural materials, such as composites, high toughness ceramics and polymers across several companies (DuPont, Velcro, Berry Global) and Institutions (Fraunhofer, Elisava). He recently joined the technological centre EURECAT as senior researcher in the Polymeric Materials & Processes Unit, working on several EU projects and R+D contracts with private companies.

His research expertise deals with areas such as In mould electronics (Plastronics), Biobased polymers and Functional Nanotexturisation of polymeric parts, an area in which he is currently completing his Phd. Since 2014 he has been teaching Advanced Materials as an associate professor on several courses and on a master’s degree of the industrial design and engineering school Elisava in Barcelona.

He has been selected as member of the board of experts on several EU material-related projects, and since 2013 he is an active contributor of the Biomimicry Iberia Association.