Francesc Mestres

Head of the Design and Materials Area of the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering

Engineer and industrial designer from Elisava (UPF) and the University of Southampton, Postgraduate in Design Management (UPC and BCD) and Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Design and Communication (MUDIC) (UPF). Researcher in the research program in Education in Engineering, Sciences and Technology (UPC) focused on the Management of Innovation in Engineering studies, where he is currently developing his doctoral thesis through the following reflection: how to promote the co-creation through multidisciplinary teams accelerates the emergence of profiles of engineers with the capabilities and attitudes demanded by the company.

With experience in the industry since 1997 developing engineering, design and design management projects and services for companies related to equipment and machines, medical devices, domestic equipment, transportation and industrial additive manufacturing services. Among the most prominent companies, it is worth highlighting the collaborations with Optimus3D, Volkswagen Group, Airbus, CAF, Diagnostic Grifols, Mediapro, Galan Textil Machinery, Kento Digital Printing, XCELL Medical Solutions and the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital.

He currently develops design and engineering services from MES3design, a company that was founded and started its activity in 2013, collaborating as commercial engineering with Optimus3D, offering design and manufacturing industrial additive services.

Since 2007 he has collaborated as a professor at Elisava, developing different teaching activities in the areas of projects, final degree projects and product simulation in the Degree in Industrial Design Engineering and in the Postgraduate Degree in Product Development. He has also been an associate professor since 2016 at ESEIAAT (UPC) in the area of ​​Engineering and Construction Projects, developing teaching in Engineering Degrees and in the University Master’s Degree in Advanced Studies in Design-Barcelona (MBDesign) in the areas of innovation management and product engineering.