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Dr Pablo Martinez Rodriguez

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

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. 

Pablo Martinez Rodriguez

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

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A cyber-physical system approach to zero-defect manufacturing in light-gauge steel frame assemblies, Martinez Rodriguez, P., Al-Hussein, M., Ahmad, R. 8 Mar 2022, In: Procedia Computer Science
  • How to adapt lean practices in SMEs to support Industry 4.0 in manufacturing, Mofolasayo, A., Young, S., Martinez Rodriguez, P., Ahmad, R. 8 Mar 2022, In: Procedia Computer Science
  • Ontology-based Interactive Learning Approach for Transdisciplinary Teaching in Learning Factory, Gillani, S., Abbasi, R., Martinez Rodriguez, P., Ahmad, R. 1 Apr 2022, In: SSRN Electronic Journal
  • Remote Access of an Autonomous Seed Sowing Robot in a Learning Factory, Lara, H., Abbasi, R., Martinez Rodriguez, P., Ahmad, R. 22 Apr 2022, In: SSRN Electronic Journal
  • The digitization of agricultural industry – a systematic literature review on agriculture 4.0, Abbasi, R., Martinez Rodriguez, P., Ahmad, R. 1 Mar 2022, In: Smart Agricultural Technology
  • Vision-based automated waste audits: a use case from the window manufacturing industry, Martinez Rodriguez, P., Mohsen, ., Al-Hussein, M., Ahmad, R. 1 Apr 2022, In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • AllFactory: An Aquaponics 4.0 Transdisciplinary Educational and Applied Research Learning Factory at the University of Alberta, Martinez, P., Ahmad, R. 23 Jun 2021, Proceedings of the Conference on Learning Factories (CLF) 2021, Rochester, NY, Elsevier
  • An ontology model to represent aquaponics 4.0 system’s knowledge, Abbasi, R., Martinez, P., Ahmad, R. 14 Dec 2021, In: Information Processing in Agriculture
  • An ontology model to support the automated design of aquaponic grow beds, Abbasi, R., Martinez Rodriguez, P., Ahmad, R. 2021, In: Procedia CIRP

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: 12th Conference on Learning Factories 2022 (CLF) 2022
  • Invited talk: MMC PANEL DISCUSSION WEBINAR – THE PROGRESS TO DATE AND CHALLENGES TO OVERCOME 2022
  • Editorial work: Buildings (Journal) 2022
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: 54th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems 2021 2021
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: 11th Conference on Learning Factories 2021 (CLF) 2021
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: 31st CIRP Design Conference 2021 (CIRP Design 2021) 2021
  • Editorial work: Frontiers in Built Environment (Journal) 2021
  • Invited talk: Automation and Data at the service of Industrialized Construction 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: Applied Sciences (Journal) 2021
  • Publication Peer-review: Automation in Construction (Journal) 2021

James Wakefield Improving Safety of the Built Asset Operational Phase in Construction Classified Projects Through a BIM-based Individualised Safety Training Solution Start Date: 05/05/2022

  • Civil Engineering PhD November 20 2020
  • Mechanical Engineering MSc September 30 2017
  • Engineering BEng June 30 2015

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