Andrés Díaz Lantada
Andrés Díaz Lantada studied industrial engineering and specialized in mechanical engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain (www.upm.es). Currently, he is an assistant professor at UPM. His main teaching activities are related to computer-aided mechanical engineering, design and manufacturing with polymers, development of medical devices, and biomechanics.
Lantada is also actively involved in research on various areas related to product development, especially focussing on medical devices, including rapid prototyping technologies, CAD-CAE-CAM tools, and active materials for improving diagnostic and therapeutic applications of biodevices. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, several books, and book chapters and is the co-inventor of eight patents related to the use of active materials for improving sensing/actuating capabilities of medical products.