Research Café

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The Research Cafés are informal meetings, organized by the libraries of the UPC, to learn about and enhance the visibility of the University's research staff projects.

These days bring together doctoral students, postdocs, academic staff and other members of the University and society to promote the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and collaboration between research areas.

Spirit of the research café summed up in one sentence   The spirit of the Research Café of the UPC summed up in one sentence.

The upcoming Research Café

About the Observatory

With the organization of the Research Cafés, from the libraries, we want to: 

  • Promote knowledge and open science.
  • Promote the social and cultural activity of the different campuses of the UPC.
  • Improve networking and cooperation in potentially interconnected research.


Organizing meetings focused on interest in research and innovation: 

  • We make emerging research more visible on the different campuses of the UPC.
  • We will improve support services for research staff, in a personalized way. 
  • We promote libraries as a meeting point and networking between the different groups that do research on the campuses.

The participation of doctoral students from the campuses of the is particularly interesting UPC, although the participation of other research staff and students doing final degree or master's work is also of great value. 

As information professionals, we are aware of the diversity of needs and realities of the different groups of the university community and offer to act as network nodes between them to promote collaboration and mutual enrichment.

We also offer informative support in the development and management of open research to make it more visible and accessible.

We work to spread the science and knowledge generated by the doctoral students and all the research staff of the UPC promoting open science, creating synergies and arousing interest in the dissemination of open knowledge.

Research Café held


UPC Vilanova Research Café



Quan: May 18, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. at 13.00:XNUMX p.m.
On: Workroom 6 of the EPSEVG Library
Libraries that organize: EPSEVG Library


An informal meeting to share and give visibility to the research of the doctoral students on the Campus and to promote their interaction and integration on the Campus.

They will conduct the session - Hernán Alberto González Rojas and Maria Hortènsia Álvarez Suau.

They will present their experiences:

  • Núria Martínez, Txus Melo (International Office and Resources, Finance and Services United, EPSEVG): Welcome to the campus: services and useful information
  • Gerard Batet Xaus (SARTI): Developing a miniaturized bidirectional acoustic tag
  • Heribert Pascual Saldaña (CRAAX): A decentralized edge-based AI-assisted solution towards a proactive ambulatory oxygen delivery therapy
  • Marco Francescangeli (SARTI): Fish community monitoring with cabled seafloor platforms
  • Francis Albert Tortosa (AMPC): Study of pigment alterations in Roman wall paintings [online format]
  • David Lázaro Rodríguez Lima (SARTI): Optimization of the McEliece Cryptosystem
  • Rina Liang (CITATIONS): Design for sustainability transition
  • Ayaz Hussain (CRAAX): Predictive Analytics-based Strategies for Cyber-Security Provisioning in complex ICT systems
  • Mojtaba Godhrati (SEPIC): Microgrid
  • Erick David Chavez Pereda (GAECEQS):  Study and identification of mechanical parameters while cutting soft tissues with vibrating hypodermic needles



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SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities, May 11ETSAB

ODS 11. Cities.

How to make cities and communities more sustainable and resilient.


Quan: May 11, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. at 14:00 p.m.
On: Hall of Degrees ETSAB
Libraries that organize: Library of theETSAB i Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library


An informal meeting with PhD students, postdocs and researchers to share, with a coffee in hand, research practices and ideas in a transdisciplinary way.

He will lead the session - Blanca Arellano

They will present their experiences:

  • Cossima CornadóCodesign and Cofabrication to improve living conditions in El Raval neighborhood
  • David RequejoDrinking water in Barcelona through the lenses of sustainability
  • Marcel HurlimannBuilding a safe haven for our society against natural hazards
  • Monica Aguilar et Javier ParraMobilytics Project 
  • John Matthewair quality
  • Victor Diaz AsensioEl paisaje como modelo / Landscape as a model
  • Qianhui ZhengWorkice and evaluation of sponge city strategies for flash flooding mitigation in Mediterranean coastal cities, a case study of El Poblenou, Barcelona
  • Gonzalo PiasekUrban regeneration policies: what are the limits of citizen engagement?



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SDG 7: The new era of efficient and sustainable buildings.

Energy engineering and architecture creating synergies.


Quan: May 4, 2023, from 12:00 a.m. at 14:00 p.m.
On: Campus Diagonal Besòs. Polyvalent Classroom Building I
Libraries that organize: Diagonal Besòs Campus LibraryLibrary of theETSAB


An informal meeting with PhD students, postdocs and researchers to share, with a coffee in hand, research practices and ideas in a transdisciplinary way. This edition of the Research Café, organized by the Diagonal-Besòs Campus Library and the Oriol Bohigas Library of theETSAB, focuses on energy: how to create sustainable and energy-efficient buildings.

Drive session - Herminio Martinez

They present their experiences:

  • Kasper Moth-PoulsenSolar Thermal Management Materials
  • Letiane BenincaMulti-objective optimization of residential multifamily buildings to minimize cooling and heating simultaneously
  • Edgardo SaucedoSunbright buildings: generating solar energy in our cities
  • Paul EspinozaThe Electronic Building Book: a tool to promote the rehabilitation of buildings in Spain



In this Research Café, projects where energy engineering and architecture create synergies were presented. Projects linked to the ODS Affordable and non-polluting energy.


Research Café 6

Order date: 19 October 2022, 9.30am-13.00pm

place: EEABB, Sala Mercabarna. campus Baix Llobregat 

Organization: Baix Llobregat Campus Library i EPSEVG Library

Network tracking: #SDGs, #researchcafeUPC, #marsoceans, #seasandoceans and also live feed from twitter


moderator: Lourdes Reig Puig


Pedro Arnau del Amo

Marcos Paulo Araujo da Silva

Adriano Camps Carmona

Oriol Carrasco Serra

Steffen De Vreese 

Ahmad Falahzadeh

Guillem Figueras Manzanares

ViceMr. Gracia Garcia

Núria Jimenez Garcia

Cesca Ribas Prats


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In this Research Café, projects will be presented where technology is put to the service of the seas and oceans, and which are linked to the ODS objectives Underwater Life i Action for the climate.


Research Café 5

Order date: 12 May 2022

place: Agora room Campus Nord UPC 

Organization: Oriol Bohigas Library of theETSAB i Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library

moderators: Ruth Íñigo and Marta Serrat


Boris Lazzarini

Jaume Ramon-Gamon

Marc Ruiz Ramirez

Agnese Salvati


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Research Café 4

Order date: 13 May 2021

place: Faculty of Optics and Optometry of Terrassa. FOOTBALL

Organization: Terrassa Campus Library and theYoung Area of ​​the Spanish Optical Society (SEDOPTICA)






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This event is part of the activities of the central act at the Spanish level of the International Day of Light 2021.


Research Café 3

Order date: October 30, 2019

place: EEABB, Sala Mercabarna. campus Baix Llobregat  

Organization: Baix Llobregat Campus Library


Óscar Casas Piedrafita

Clara Prats Soler




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Research Café 2

Order date: 19 in June of 2019

place: School of Architecture of Barcelona

Organization: Oriol Bohigas Library of theETSAB

moderator: Cossima Cornadó Bardón


Marion Alcaraz Corbella

Monica Aubán Borrell

Sara Vima Degree



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Research Café 1

Order date: 19 in June of 2018

place: u-room Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library.

Organization: Rector Gabriel Ferraté Library


Moderator: Ferran Marqués Acosta


Oscar Argudo Medrano

Miriam Bellver Bueno

Adrià Casamitjana Díaz


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Last update: 10 / 07 / 2023