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ACES Advanced Control of Energy Systems

The aim of the ACES group is to contribute to the progress of scientific knowledge, the training of specialized personnel and the diffusion of technological advances, in the field of modelling and control of complex systems, and its application to problems related to the generation, conditioning, management and storage of electrical energy.


The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering is an autonomous research and development centre dedicated to promoting and fostering advances in the development and application of numerical methods and computational techniques for the solution of engineering problems in an international context.


Next generation network architectures (Internet); traffic monitoring and analysis; optical networking; nanonetworking communications.


Industrial Equipment Design Centre (CDEI) is a capital goods strategic, innovation, development and optimization services centre that provides companies with competitive advantages.


We carry out projects and services in the field of renewable energies especially in hydropower.


The Enresa-Amphos Chair in Sustainability and Waste Management works in the scientific, technical and societal issues related to the inherent inefficiencies of energy generation. In particular, in Nuclear Waste Management and CO2 geological storage.


Using carbon nanotubes supplied by different providers, we make carbon nanotubes based thin films, that could be used as flexible transparent electrodes in different applications, including photovoltaic solar cells.


CENIT’s scope of activities includes generating knowledge and transferring it to the society through research, training and technology transfer in the fields of transportation, logistics and mobility.


CIEFMA is a Research Center of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) whose main aim is to carry out basic science and applied industrial research projects on the field of Structural Integrity, Micromechanics and Reliability of Engineering Materials.


The CISOL- Solar Research Centre ETSAV promotes sustainable solar projects at the Vallès School of Architecture of the (ETSAV).


The Centre of Technological Innovation in Static Converters and Drives (CITCEA) belongs to Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). The human resources are professors from Electrical Engineering Department of UPC and engineers. All they have expertise in Mechatronics and Enertronics applications, which make possible the improvement of Energy Efficiency in the fields applied.


CoDAlab is a group of people in the Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada III, one of the departments of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.


CRIT is a member of TECNIO, the IT Network of Innovation support Centres of ACC1Ó and is accredited by Government of Catalonia. CRIT has experimental expertise that involves biodegradation and toxicity determinations and risk assessment of new products with bioassays as well as biomarkers as tools for the prediction of ecotoxic effects on aquatic and terrestrial organisms.


The group carries out research in production/operations management, management science, industrial engineering, supply chain management, and, specifically, goods and services production management, operational research, supply chain logistics, job evaluation and pay equity, work-time planning and scheduling, the design and improvement of methods, and assembly lines. In practical terms, the group develops systems for production management, interactive systems that use mathematical models, and software.


The research group Energy Processing and Integrated Circuits (EPIC) belongs to the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Dpt. of Electronic Engineering. For more than 20 years, the group has focused his efforts in the modeling, control, design and implementation of analog electronic circuits and switching power converters.


The main objectives of the Electronically Commutated Motor Drives Group are research and technology transfer in electric drives, especially electronically commutated drives and generators, such as new reluctance and permanent magnet electric machines; and the development of advanced technologies for energy saving and new applications of power electronics in the control and regulation of electric motors and drives.


The Electromagnetic Compatibility Group (GCEM) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) offer to industry consulting and research services for companies in EMC area. Our facilities are ready for realising Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electrical Safety tests.


The GEMMA is a recognized research group by the SGR (Catalan Government). The group leader is Professor Joan García. GEMMA members belong to the Section Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, from the Department of Hydraulic, Maritime and Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Catalonia. It is emplaced at the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona.


GICITED joins researchers from two Departments of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, which develop their activity at the School of Building Construction of Barcelona and share an interest for research in the field of Building Science. (+)


For over two decades the energy team of the GNOM group has been developing and applying advanced optimization procedures as well as mathematical modeling solutions to Power Systems.


GRECDH is a multidisciplinary research group formed by researchers coming from very different knowledge areas but with common objectives with respect to the research applied to the Cooperation and the Human Development.


GREP is contributing to the field of Power Electronics, focusing on research activities, so research projects and scientific publications, as well as in the development of new technologies, products and services.


We conduct research in several areas: design of experiments, Bayesian statistical methods, forecasting, industrial statistics and quality management, modeling, simulation. But our main interest is in collaborating by providing our knowledge of statistical methods with the research of other groups.


El Grup Interdepartamental per a la Col•laboració Científica Aplicada (GRICCA) està format per professors que desenvolupen la seva activitat professional en diversos departaments de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).


ICFO‐The Institute of Photonic Sciences was created in 2002 by the government of Catalonia and the Technical University of Catalonia. ICFO is a center of research excellence devoted to the sciences and technologies of light.


IE3P es un grupo de investigación en el ámbito de la Energía Eléctrica e Ingeniería Electrónica que prioriza la transferencia de tecnología.

ISI Group

Research on novel sensors and on measurement methods based on electrical impedance variations, and on their electronic interfaces for signal conditioning and processing.


The aim of IS.UPC is to serve society towards its transformation to sustainability through research activities, academic programs, and using the University as a living laboratory for sustainability.




During the last decade, the research group LaCàN (Laboratori de Càlcul Numèric) has developed an intensive activity in the field of numerical simulation in applied sciences and engineering.


The Acoustical and Mechanical Engineering Laboratory is a research centre of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia, located in Terrassa.


The objectives of the researchers working at the laboratory are the following: 1. To strengthen the IT skills of academics and other UPC staff who have been working in the fields of modeling, simulation, multivariate analysis of data and information management, so that, as a result of the complementary character of these disciplines, they are able to undertake projects that are more long-term and wider in scope.


The MCIA belongs to Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). It was founded in 1997 as research group growing until become a leader in electronic systems.


In its Clean Room facilities the group focuses its research on the fabrication of photovoltaic solar cells using differents technologies and approach.


Group activities in energy field are preliminary and focused on applied energies, including renewable energies. They are intended to increase energy efficiency in industrial activities and tertiary, with special interest in commitment of results to the society (2.0 tools).


The general scope of nuclear engineering is to use the knowledge and scientific methodology to get the profit that for the man can supply the uses of fission and fusion nuclear energy and of the ionizing radiation.


POLQUITEX is a UPC research group mainly focused on Polymeric Materials and Textile Chemistry investigation and development but some members of POLQUITEX do research in the energy field.


The common objective of our research is the design and implementation of efficient Mathematical Programming and/or Simulation models and methods for decision making in various logistic systems, mainly in those related to transportation planning and management, vehicle routing and service location.


Básicamente todo lo relacionado con el análisis de sistemas de generación, transporte y distribución de energía eléctrica, con especial énfasis en los temas de modelación y simulación de procesos transitorios.


The SARTI group is built up of a multi-field staff including researchers of different departments of Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). It is an associated unit of Jaume Almera institute, Marine Science institute and Marine Technology unit of Scientific Research Council (CSIC).


The objective of REES is to conduct leading edge research at internationally excellent level in the fields of distributed electric power systems by making an intensive use of power processing and conditioning systems based on power electronics.


SETRI group is involved in the development of scientific bases of waste management. Its studies are focused on the spent nuclear fuel behaviour under repository conditions as well as on the chemistry of actinides and fission products.


The SPCOM group research objectives include development of theoretical tools, algorithmic design, and testbed evaluation, combining disciplines such as Information Theory, Signal Processing and Network Theory with the aim of advancing the state of the art in personal, mobile and satellite communication and sensor networks. (+)


The Sustainability Measurement and Modeling Lab is a multidisciplinary research group involved in measuring and modeling the many facets of the sustainability science.


Study of the behavior, analysis, design and assessment of reinforced/prestressed concrete and steel structures by using numerical modeling and experimental validation.


The group has developed several projects in the following areas: • EMC related with Power Converters • Diagnostic and filtering of mains disturbances.


TRANSMAR is engaged in viability study of marine transport chains, compared with the road alternative. It is involved in exploring new tools and areas, to promote sea transport from different points of view like the operational , legal and economical, sides.