Andres Diaz Lantada

Andres Diaz Lantada
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | UPM · Mechanical Engineering Department

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Additional affiliations
July 2005 - present
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
September 1999 - July 2009
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Field of study
  • Industrial Engineering

Publications

Publications (248)
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A new set of manufacturing technologies has emerged in the past decades to address market requirements in a customized way and to provide support for research tasks that require prototypes. These new techniques and technologies are usually referred to as rapid prototyping and manufacturing technologies, and they allow prototypes to be produced in a...
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This study presents the concept of ‘‘Engineering Education 5.0’’, a future educational paradigm linked to a vision of engineering education characterized by a need for continuous evolution, as a consequence of a challenging quest for a more sustainable and caring future. In a way, this forthcoming evolution emanates from very relevant advances in e...
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This book focuses on the challenges and potentials of open source and collaborative design approaches and strategies in the biomedical field. It provides a comprehensive set of good practices and methods for making these safe, innovative and certifiable biomedical devices reach patients and provide successful solutions to healthcare issues. The cha...
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Engineered living materials (ELMs) are the most relevant contemporary revolution in materials science and engineering and aim to outperform current examples of ''smart,'' active, or multifunctional materials, enabling countless industrial and societal applications. The ''living'' materials facilitate unique properties, including autonomy , intellig...
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Tissue engineering as a field may benefit from progressively implementing and spreading the use of standards, conceived to support the repeatability, replicability and efficient comparing of research results among experts in the field worldwide. Considering that scaffolds play a fundamental role in many tissue engineering strategies, it would be in...
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Interest in the development of electro-fluid-dynamic devices (EFDs) based on corona discharge is growing due to their advantages and applicability across different industrial sectors. On the one hand, their performance as forced convection motors, in terms of weight, volume, and absence of noise and moving parts, make them competitive against tradi...
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Metamaterials are engineered materials conceived and designed to achieve very special or even unique physical properties, which depend on the designed micro or nanostructures, more than on the chemical composition of the raw materials employed for their fabrication. Normally metamaterials are made of periodic repetitions of unit cells or Boolean co...
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The German Language is well known for its capacity to express complex ideas and transformative processes in a single word. The German term “ Biologiesierung ” refers to the integration of the principles of nature and biological systems into a field of study. The term emerged in connection with economics [1] and is often translated in English as...
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Important Lessons Can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, which after more than two years of worldwide suffering is still among us. First, we now better understand that global health concerns cannot be tackled and solved individually and verify that the dream for universal health care is far from being fulfilled. Besides, biomedical technologies...
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Supporting the expansion of best practices in Biomedical Engineering (BME) can facilitate pathway toward the providing universal health coverage and more equitable and accessible healthcare technologies, especially in low- and middle-income (LMI) settings. These best practices can act as drivers of change and may involve scientific-technological is...
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Project-based learning has importantly helped to transform engineering education over the last decades, as it has been increasingly applied worldwide, as a fundamental methodology for shifting to student-centered engineering programmes. To enlighten the transition from Industry 4.0 to Society 5.0, and from Engineering Education 4.0 to Engineering E...
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In this study, authors explore the application of modelling and Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) for creating and testing materials with interlocking structures aimed to reduce the stress concentration along the edges of a typical lap joint. The effectiveness of this approach is discussed by means of modelling and experimental validation of joint...
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Auxetic metamaterials are characterized by a negative Poisson ratio (NPR) and display an unexpected property of lateral expansion when stretched and densification when compressed. Aux-etic properties can be achieved by designing special microstructures, hence their classification as metamaterials, and can be manufactured with varied raw materials a...
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Safe performance is essential for any medical technology and its assurance a requirement for reaching market and, hence, making societal impacts. Consequently, a wide set of methodologies, techniques and international standards propose strategies for detecting and minimizing design, manufacturing and operational risks and deal with the analysis and...
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So much lifesaving medical technology exists in the world, yet so little of it benefits under-resourced communities. Purchase price is only one barrier. The World Health Organization found nearly three quarters of devices provided by industrialized countries are not used when they reach under-resourced communities. Most medical devices and diagnost...
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The biomechanical performance of hip prostheses is often suboptimal, which leads to problems such as strain shielding, bone resorption and implant loosening, affecting the long-term viability of these implants for articular repair. Different studies have highlighted the interest of short stems for preserving bone stock and minimizing shielding, hen...
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Open-source medical devices (OSMDs) have the potential to reshape medical industry and to rethink our approach to healthcare, advancing towards universal health coverage by means of a more equitable access to technologies for good health and well-being. Pioneering examples have demonstrated that open-source medical devices can reach patients in rem...
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Open-source medical devices (OSMDs) have emerged with the potential to transform the biomedical industry towards healthcare technology equity, in connection with the desired universal healthcare coverage. This change of paradigm clearly synergizes with several of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and contributes to empower healthcar...
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Creativity deals with efficient problem-solving and is deeply rooted in engineering practice and principles, as engineers have faced complex challenges since the dawn of technological development. Creativity promotion techniques have been searched for and generated along the centuries, in parallel with a progressive process of rapprochement to comp...
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Open-source medical devices (OSMDs) have emerged, thanks to progresses in computer-aided design, simulation, and manufacturing (CAD-CAE-CAM) software resources, to advances in manufacturing technologies, including the advent of flexible production systems and additive manufacturing, and to improvements in medical imaging technologies and in related...
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Successful medical technologies rely on adequately detecting unsolved or partially solved socially relevant medical challenges or needs. Identifying such needs in a precise way and specifying the medical device requirements constitute the planning stage, which is fundamental for the success of any engineering products, processes or systems under de...
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Engineering products benefit from the application of systematic design methodologies during their development processes, as these methodologies help to achieve time- and cost-effective solutions with enhanced functionalities, increased safety and improved reliability. Recent trends, including open innovation, collaborative engineering and the “make...
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Medical technology has transformed the practice of medicine and patient care, with a wide set of relevant breakthroughs achieved during the last decades. However, in many cases, medical technology is developed in secrecy, and patients’ or medical professionals’ needs are considered as a minor part of the decision-making process, instead of being dr...
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Bioengineering teaching has limitations in developing countries due to the inaccessibility of expensive technology like scanners and commercial software, which holds back progress in the biomedical area because of a lack of resources. In this work, a new methodology is presented with the aim of obtaining a 3D model of body part by open-source softw...
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Quality technical education on healthcare technologies is still inaccessible to young adults in low-resource settings due to high costs, low-tech environments, and gaps in learning materials. The online and open-source collaborative Project-Based Learning (PBL) methodology intends to introduce early-career engineers into the development of healthca...
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Atmospheric corona discharge devices are being studied as innovative systems for cooling, sterilization, and propulsion, in several industrial fields, from robotics to medical devices, from drones to space applications. However, their industrial scale implementation still requires additional understanding of several complex phenomena, such as corro...
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Higher education in general greatly benefits from face-to-face interactions between students and professors, for making the educational experience more effective, efficient and human. In the particular case of engineering education, the fundamental relevance of hands-on activities, of practical tasks in workshops and laboratories and of employing s...
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COVID-19 has caused and continues to cause many changes in the way people around the world live. This study analyzes how COVID-19 and the adopted emergency remote teaching (ERT) methods have influenced university education, focusing on their impacts on project-based learning (PBL) methods. For this purpose, a comparative study is made between stude...
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This Panel seeks to generate a discussion space around the question "How do we teach in Engineering? and specifically which are the most appropriate teaching-learning techniques that engineering educators use, based on different educational paradigms. This academic and practical discussion will be undertaken under the perspective established in the...
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Engineered living materials (ELMs) are the most relevant contemporary revolution in materials science and engineering. These ELMs aim to outperform current examples of "smart", active or multifunctional materials, enabling countless industrial and societal applications. The "living" materials facilitate unique properties, including autonomy, intell...
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Carbon materials constitute a growing family of high-performance materials immersed in ongoing scientific technological revolutions. Their biochemical properties are interesting for a wide set of healthcare applications and their biomechanical performance, which can be modulated to mimic most human tissues, make them remarkable candidates for tissu...
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Design requirements for different mechanical metamaterials, porous constructions and lattice structures, employed as tissue engineering scaffolds, lead to multi-objective optimizations, due to the complex mechanical features of the biological tissues and structures they should mimic. In some cases, the use of conventional design and simulation meth...
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There is a growing interest in educational innovation in universities at a global level, as a tool designed to create strategic changes in order to improve quality. This study evaluates the global improvement in universities as a result of educational innovation governance, as a pillar of the so-called world-class research universities and as a too...
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Atmospheric corona discharge devices are being studied as innovative systems for cooling, sterilization and propulsion, in several industrial fields, from robotics to medical devices, from drones to space applications. However, their industrial scale implementation still requires additional understanding of several complex phenomena, such as corros...
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Multiscale 3D carbon architectures are of particular interest in tissue engineering applications, as these structures may allow for three-dimensional cell colonization essential for tissue growth. In this work, carbon fiber/microlattice hybrid architectures are introduced as innovative multi-scale scaffolds for tissue engineering. The microlattice...
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The present work focuses on studying and demonstrating the potential benefits of non-planar printing, as compared to conventional 3D printing, in terms of improved eco-impacts. To this end, a case study of a medical or ergonomic device, which may benefit from non-planar printing in different ways, is completely developed and manufactured employing...
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Lifelong learning plays a fundamental role for all engineering professionals, including engineering educators, as the working context is now international and rapidly changing. The training and professional development of engineering educators are hence of vital importance for letting universities serve society. In this study, the main challenges f...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a powerful set of tools for engineering innovative materials. However, the AI-aided design of materials textures has not yet been researched in depth. In order to explore the potentials of AI for discovering innovative biointerfaces and engineering materials surfaces, especially for biomedical application...
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This study deals with the laser stereolithography manufacturing feasibility of copper-nickel nanowire-loaded photosensitive resins. The addition of nanowires resulted in a novel resin suitable for additive manufacturing technologies based on layer-by-layer photopolymerization. The pure and nanowire-loaded resin samples were 3D printed in a similar...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) is already starting to transform the way engineering systems are conceived, designed and managed, helping to maximize the chances of successfully achieving their goals. Engineering science, technology and research clearly benefit from AI and engineering educators should be able to make students aware of its potentials,...
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Introducción: Las infecciones del tracto urinario (ITU) presentan una elevada prevalencia en el ámbito comunitario. Un rápido diagnóstico microbiológico es esencial para asegurar una terapia adecuada y efectiva. Objetivo: Evaluar un kit de antibiograma rápido (KAR®) en formato point-of-care para la detección rápida de ITU y sensibilidad antimicrob...
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Resumen Introducción: Las infecciones del tracto urinario (ITU) presentan una elevada prevalencia en el ámbito comunitario. Un rápido diagnós-tico microbiológico es esencial para asegurar una terapia adecuada y efectiva. Objetivo: Evaluar un kit de antibiograma rápido (KAR ®) en formato point-of-care para la detección rápida de ITU y sensibilidad a...
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The emerging field of biointerfaces, as interacting regions between technology and life, requires innovative design and manufacturing strategies, to develop and use their remarkable potentials, especially with regard to the engineering of biomedical appliances. Within the human body, miniaturized medical devices with hierarchical or multi-scale bio...
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Innovative hip implants should be designed in accordance with biomechanical models of the proximal femur and take into account both body weight and muscle action in order to improve usability and biomimetic performance. This article proposes a finite element analysis of the proximal femur using both cortical and trabecular regions and employing tra...
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The CDIO approach to engineering education has reformulated higher education in scientific, technical and technological disciplines, through the promotion of active learning in connection with the conception, development, implementation and operation of real engineering products, processes and systems. The model is already making a transformative i...
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When education is faced with a Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach, understanding and managing subjects considering project management principles help better achieving project objectives and hence improving the learning outcomes. Within the project management field, stakeholders' management has been considered a key element for project success. I...
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The Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) educational framework has been revolutionizing the world of engineering education since its inception at the beginning of this century. Its approach to business reality, encouraging comprehensive and contextualized project-based learning, has been the subject of numerous praises in recent years. However,...
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The engineering design of successful medical devices relies on several key factors, including: orientation to patients’ needs, collaboration with healthcare professionals throughout the whole development process and the compromise of multi-disciplinary research and development (R&D) teams formed by well-trained professionals, especially biomedical...
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Polymeric biointerfaces are already being used extensively in a wide set of biomedical devices and systems. The possibility of controlling cell populations on biointerfaces may be essential for connecting biological systems to synthetic materials and for researching relevant interactions between life and matter. In this study, we present and analyz...
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Polyacrylamide hydrogels are interesting materials for studying cells and cell-material interactions, thanks to the possibility of precisely adjusting their stiffness, shear modulus and porosity during synthesis, and to the feasibility of processing and manufacturing them towards structures and devices with controlled morphology and topography. In...
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Sacral nerve stimulation or sacral neuromodulation involves the implantation of a stimulating electrode lead through the sacral foramina. In patients with anatomical sacral anomalies, it can constitute a challenging procedure due to a lack of common reference points present in the normal anatomy. In this study, we present an innovative application...
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Carbon is a promising material for tissue engineering due to its excellent bioactivity, and electrical and mechanical properties. Here, 3D microarchitectured carbon structures are presented towards scaffolds for cell culturing. The 3D carbon microlattice architectures are fabricated by fabricating 3D architectures of an epoxy polymer by stereolitho...
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Advances in additive manufacturing technologies and composite materials are starting to be combined into synergic procedures that may impact the biomedical field by helping to achieve personalized and high-performance solutions for low-resource settings. In this article, we illustrate the benefits of 3D-printed rapid molds, upon which composite fib...
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Tissue Engineering and Regenerative medicine, empowered by Biofabrication technologies, hold the premises to provide solutions to unmet clinical needs, such as organ donor shortage or genetic diseases. These huge advancements are determining a changing scenario, with a quite confusing understanding about the steps toward the clinical translation of...
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Electro-fluid-dynamic cooling devices (EFAs) are being recognized due to their enormous advantages for their application in several industrial sectors, their performance benefits from generated ionic winds and their singular features, which make them competitive with conventional fans and heatsinks. Due to the problems in the electronics industry,...
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The development of medical devices with open source and collaborative design methodologies has the potential to increase the access to medical technologies, thanks to a feasible reduction of design, management, maintenance, and repairing costs linked to the open access of device blueprints. UBORA is an e-infrastructure for the co-design of open sou...
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The open source medical passport presented in this study consists of a near-field communication (NFC) tag and an Android application. The app works with structured and normalized data and allows the user to write the tag with relevant medical information, such as health conditions, allergies, recent diseases, blood type, health insurance, medicatio...