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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Addressing Waste During The Design Phase: A Matrix Model For The Interactions Between Robotic System And Lean Principle, Cardenas Castaneda, J., Mudireddy, V., Martinez Rodriguez, P., Ahmad, R. 1 Jul 2022, Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC30), Edmonton, Canada, International Group for Lean Construction
  • An ontology model to represent aquaponics 4.0 system’s knowledge, Abbasi, R., Martinez, P., Ahmad, R. 1 Dec 2022, In: Information Processing in Agriculture
  • Digital Twinning of Hydroponic Grow Beds in Intelligent Aquaponic Systems, Reyes-Yanes, A., Abbasi, R., Martinez, P., Ahmad, R. 28 Sep 2022, In: Sensors
  • 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 Hazard Knowledge Representation and Identification for Deep Refurbishment Projects, Doukari, O., Wakefield, J., Martinez Rodriguez, P., Kassem, M. 19 Aug 2022, In: Transforming Construction with Reality Capture Technologies
  • 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

  • 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

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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