Doctorate in Engineering and Technological Development in Industrial, Biomedical and Computational Applications

Doctorate in Engineering and Technological Development in Industrial, Biomedical and Computational Applications

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This programme aims for students to develop scientific and research methodologies under an engineering approach by means of computational modelling tools and the development of new materials, products and devices. They will acquire specific, advanced knowledge on different aspects of the application of technologies in different fields of engineering, such as industrial, energy and biomedical engineering.

The Engineering and Technological Development in Industrial, Biomedical and Computational Applications Programme combine the following pedagogical approaches, all of which are complementary and necessary in the student’s training:

  • Scientific and research training in different disciplines and developing skills in the systematic application of scientific methods in the development of new materials, devices and services.
  • Integration in the productive and business sector, facilitating skills acquisition for technology transfer and competitive development.



The ongoing advance of technologies requires the researcher to be able to deal with and master a very broad set of theoretical principles, scientific methods and formal instruments that enable him/her to carry out work dominated by innovation, technological development and research. The current level of education and science in a knowledge-based society requires ever higher qualifications. Companies have increasingly employed R&D&I activities to make themselves more competitive in the marketplace. As a result, there is a need for human resources to be well-trained in research competences in the field of engineering, as well as specialists in their application, enabling the development of new technologies for materials, devices and services.


The Engineering and Technological Development in Industrial, Biomedical and Computational Applications programme prepares future graduates to master transversal training in research skills and specialisation in activities of high technological content in its different lines of research.



Research collaborations with entities or institutions

  • International Research Professorship/Chair “Real-Time Control for Manufacturing Process Simulation” ESI-GROUP.
  • Fuel Cells Network MINECO
  • AEROX Advanced Polymers.
  • Research Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics and Combustion Technologies (LIFTEC).
  • Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Research Centre (ORE Catapult).
  • Institute of Design for Automated Manufacturing (IDF), at the Polytechnic University in Valencia.
  • INEGI – Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Porto, Portugal.
  • NOKIA.
  • Werium SL.
  • Ford Motor Company.
  • MindCaps SL.


Student and teacher exchange organisations


Uruguay Universidad de la República UDELAR Bilateral
Bélgica Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve Erasmus
Chile Universidad del Desarrollo de Chile Bilateral
Italia Universitá degli Studi di Cagliari Erasmus
Reino Unido The University of Edinburgh Erasmus
Uruguay Universidad de la República UDELAR Erasmus
Alemania Universität Tübingen Erasmus
Bélgica Université de Louvain Erasmus
Bélgica Université de Liège Erasmus
Brasil Universidad de Campinhas Bilateral
Chile Universidad Santo Tomás de Santiago de Chile Bilateral
Francia Universitè Paris Sud Erasmus
Italia Universita degli studi di PERUGIA Erasmus
Italia Università degli studi di Urbino Erasmus
Italia Universitá degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia Erasmus
Italia Universidad degli studi di Torino Erasmus
Reino Unido King´s College London Erasmus
Suiza Université de Genéve Bilateral

CEINDO CEU Doctorado Internacional

Over 75years

Of experience at all educational levels

What sets us apart?

1. Research

Work with the top researchers in their fields.

2. Global in Scope

Conduct research abroad.

3. Professional Development

Develop your research skills and advance your professional career.

Academec Commission Comisión Académica Programa Doctorado

Composition of the Academic Commission

Fernando Sánchez López
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Abraham Otero Quintana
Deputy Coordinator (CEU USP)
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Antonio Falcó Montesinos
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Flaviano García Alvarado
Research Line 1: Material Engineering and Technologies, Industrial Design and Production and Energy
[email protected]
Rafael Raya López
Research Line 2: Biomedical Engineering and Technologies, Electronics, Automation and Signals
[email protected]
Ignasi Rosell Escribá
Research Line 3: Computational Methods in Technology Sciences
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Javier Tejedor Noguerales
Postdoctoral Advisor
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Líneas de Investigación Líneas de Investigación


Flaviano García Alvarado
Research Line Coordinator

This line of research focuses on the acquisition and generation of advanced knowledge in the analysis, modelling, characterisation and design of new materials and devices in the industrial and energy fields. Its scope of activities is as follows:

  • Synthesis and processing of new functional materials and their chemical and physical characterisation. Analysis of mechanical, electrical, and electrochemical properties and their different applications.
  • Design and testing of prototypes. Determination of operational performance and productive and industrial viability.
  • Modelling and validation of new technologies and devices in their different applications in industrial and energy fields.


Rafael Raya Lopez
Research Line Coordinator

This line of research aims to define multidisciplinary research in advanced knowledge of biomedical and related applications. Its scope of activities is focused on:

  • Design and development of new signal processing algorithms, new system control strategies and algorithms, as well as the design of hardware with applications in metrology algorithms, automation, and embedded systems.
  • Development of cross-cutting applications of signal processing, control and electronics technologies such as the development of disability assistance devices, rehabilitation devices or telemonitoring solutions.


Ignasi Rosell Escriba
Research Line Coordinator

This line of research seeks to integrate multidisciplinary investigation associated with advanced knowledge of Computational Mathematics, Computational Physics, Quantitative Biology in the different applications of the Engineering Programme.

Recommended Entry Profile

Students who do not need to take Complementary Training at the start of the programme

Candidate must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree and an official Master’s degree, or an official university degree that is recognised at level 3 of the Spanish Framework of Qualifications for Higher Education in the field of the engineering disciplines covered in the programme (industrial, energy, biomedical and ICT branches), which are as follows: Industrial Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Physics Engineering, Mathematical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering or the different related degrees that address the same area of knowledge.


Notwithstanding the above, there are other requirements for alternative profiles that are specified in more detail in the following section.


Other profiles (students who may need to take Complementary Training at the beginning of the Programme to be assessed by the PhD Academic Commission): those students who, fulfilling the entry requirements, do not correspond to the recommended entry profile described above, such as graduates of regulated University Degrees and Masters in other branches of Engineering other than those of the recommended entry profile, such as: Building Engineering and Naval Engineering, or the different related degrees that address the same area of knowledge.


Consult our Requisitos Generales de Acceso y los Criterios Generales de Admisión.

Specific Admission Criteria

The Academic Commission will evaluate the admission applications so that the students can be duly ranked for final admission to the doctoral program in accordance with the following selection criteria:


1.Academic record of previous studies (average grade of the transcript), which represent 70% of the overall assessment with the following considerations:

a. Undergraduate academic record: up to 50%
b. Master´s degree academic record: up to 20%

2.Curriculum Vitae, which will represent 30% of the overall evaluation. The following will be considered:

a. The type of knowledge acquired by the candidate during his/her previous training (10%).
b. Publications in scientific journals (10%).
c. A B2 level in English accredited by a recognized test or contrasted by the Academic Commission (10%).


Once the documentation submitted has been examined, the Academic Commission may call the applicant to a personal interview with one of its members in order to provide further information and discuss with the candidate the merits provided for the purpose of admission to the PhD program.


The Academic Commission must decide on the admission within the time limit established by CEINDO once it has verified the applicant’s compliance with the access requirements, heard the person in charge of the line of research, which the doctoral student intends to be assigned and examined his/her file and curriculum vitae.


Doctoral studies may be carried out on a part-time basis with prior authorization from the academic commission. According to CEINDO regulations, “Part-time students are those who perform teaching functions or carry out professional or work activities that prevent them from devoting full time to their doctoral studies and those who have circumstances that prevent such dedication”.


Doctoral students who wish to carry out their studies on a part-time basis must apply to the Academic Commission, which will evaluate the alleged circumstances and decide what is appropriate.


Admission criteria and procedures for part-time students will be the same as those for full-time students.


The duration of full-time doctoral studies is three years, starting from the formalisation, after the doctoral student has been admitted to the program, to the submission of the application for the deposit of the doctoral thesis. The student may be granted an extension of one additional year with the prior authorisation of the Academic Commission.


In the case of part-time students, doctoral studies may have a maximum duration of five years from the formalization, after the doctoral student has been admitted to the program, to the submission of the application for the deposit of the doctoral thesis. The student may be granted an extension of two plus one additional year, with the prior authorisation of the Academic Commission.


Part-time students who wish to become full-time students when the circumstances that justified their part-time dedication cease to exist, must make a reasoned request to the corresponding Academic Commission so that, when evaluating the alleged circumstances and the activities carried out up to that moment by the doctoral student, may decide what is appropriate, always following the procedures established by CEINDO.


Admission procedures for students with special educational needs due to disability.
In the case of students with special educational needs springing from disability, the Academic Commission of each program will evaluate, by means of a report prior to their admission, the convenience of introducing curricular adaptations, itineraries or alternative studies that allow the principle of equal opportunities to become effective, without prejudice to the competencies of the Offices and Services for Equality existing in each university.

Training Plan


Mandatory Activities


Advanced search techniques and documentation management applied to research
Evaluation and assessment of scientific production
Ethical use of scientific documentation


Advanced search techniques and documentation management applied to research
Evaluation and assessment of scientific production
Ethical use of scientific documentation

Mandatory Annual Activities

Mandatory for all students regardless of their year and dedication
Pre-doctoral day

Training Complements

  • Industrial product technology (1.5 ECTS)
  • Product Research Methodology (3 ECTS)
  • Wind Energy (6 ECTS)
  • Solar Thermal Energy (3 ECTS)
  • Statistics applied to biomedical problems (5 ECTS)
  • Hospital Information Systems (5 ECTS)
  • Advanced biosignal analysis techniques (2.5 ECTS)
  • Mass data analysis: parallel programming (5 ECTS)
  • Programming (3 ECTS)

Elective Activities

(Offered to all students regardless of their year and dedication)

  • Research results transfer
  • Calls for research grants: national and European competitive projects
  • Attendance at seminars and research conferences on subjects related to the PhD programme.
  • Attendance at Conferences
  • Seminar Delivery
  • Presentation and defence of papers at scientific congresses and meetings
  • Writing and publication of a scientific paper or book chapter
  • Teaching in workshops and laboratories
  • Attendance at specialised training sessions
  • Mobility: Stays in national or foreign research centres, companies and universities.


CB11 – Systematic understanding in a field of study and mastery of research skills and methods related to that field.
CB12 – Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial research or creative process.
CB13 – Ability to expand the confines of knowledge through original research.
CB14 – Ability to critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise new and complex ideas.
CB15 – Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general about their fields of knowledge in the modes and languages commonly used in their international scientific community.
CB16 – Ability to promote scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural progress within a knowledge-based society, in both academic and professional contexts.
CA01 – Perform in contexts where there is little specific information.
CA02 – Find key questions to be answered to solve a complex problem.
CA03 – Design, create, develop and undertake novel and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.
CA04 – Able to work both in a team and autonomously in an international or multidisciplinary context.
CA05 – Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
CA06 – Intellectual critique and defence of solutions.
CG1 – Ability to critically analyse and evaluate one’s own results as well as those obtained by other researchers.
GC2 – Ability to write fluent and efficient scientific publications

Doctoral Thesis

You can consult the procedure below for the deposit and defence of the thesis at the CEU International Doctoral School (CEINDO):

You can consult the regulations established in article RD99/2011 and other external regulations, as well as CEINDO’s internal regulations at:

You can consult the information related to mentions at:

Puedes consultar las tesis defendidas en CEINDO en:

Internal Quality Subcommission (SubCIC)

Implementation course 2022-2023, pending appointment of the Subcommission

Programme Results

Implementation course 2022-2023