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Dr Pablo Martinez Rodriguez

Assistant Professor

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
  • An ontology-based tool for safety management in building renovation projects, Doukari, O., Wakefield, J., Martinez Rodriguez, P., Kassem, M. 23 Jan 2024, In: Journal of Building Engineering
  • Improving Learners’ Self-Efficacy in Performing Design Reviews with Virtual Reality, Castronovo, F., RazaviAlavi, S., Martinez Rodriguez, P. 6 Feb 2024, In: Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon)
  • Smart-sight: Video-based waste characterization for RDF-3 production, Tahir, J., Tian, Z., Martinez, P., Ahmad, R. 15 Apr 2024, In: Waste Management
  • Target-path planning and manufacturability check for robotic CLT machining operations from BIM information, Martinez Villanueva, E., Rodriguez, P., Ahmad, R. 1 Feb 2024, In: Automation in Construction
  • A Cyber-Physical System for Zero-Defect Production in Aquaponics 4.0 Learning Factory, Ahmad, R., Abbasi, R., Martinez Rodriguez, P. 5 Jun 2023, Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Learning Factories (CLF 2023), Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier
  • Assessing Impacts of Immersive Virtual Reality-Based Design Reviews on Learners’ Self-Efficacy, Castronovo, F., RazaviAlavi, S., Abdulrahman, A., Saiba, M., Martinez Rodriguez, P. 2023, CONVR 2023 - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Firenze, Italy, Firenze University Press
  • Automated Visual Identification of Foliage Chlorosis in Lettuce Grown in Aquaponic Systems, Abbasi, R., Martinez, P., Ahmad, R. 3 Mar 2023, In: Agriculture (Switzerland)
  • Comparison of Energy-use Efficiency for Lettuce Plantation under Nutrient Film Technique and Deep-Water Culture Hydroponic Systems, Gillani, S., Abbasi, R., Martinez Rodriguez, P., Ahmad, R. 13 Jan 2023, In: Procedia Computer Science
  • Crop diagnostic system: A robust disease detection and management system for leafy green crops grown in an aquaponics facility, Abbasi, R., Martinez Rodriguez, P., Ahmad, R. 1 Dec 2023, In: Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture
  • Digitalization-based process improvement and decision-making in offsite construction, Barkokebas, B., Martinez Rodriguez, P., Bouferguene, A., Hamzeh, F., Al-Hussein, M. 1 Nov 2023, In: Automation in Construction

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Advances in visual management practice and theory 2022
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: 2022 Conference of Transforming Construction with Reality Capture Technologies: The Digital Reality of Tomorrow 2022
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: 2022 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit 2022
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction 2022
  • Invited talk: IoT in Modular Construction 2022
  • 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

  • Wahib Saif Connected Construction Sites in Infrastructure Projects: A Digital Twin Solution for Total Project Control Start Date: 29/11/2023
  • Sanaz Zarghami Automated generative design of modular buildings through explainable artificial intelligence Start Date: 01/10/2023
  • James Wakefield ??A digitally enabled framework for improving safety in construction-classified projects at the operational phase of built assets? 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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