Serial entrepreneur, with experience in business creation and management.
His training and experience in diverse engineering areas gives him a significant technical perspective and vision, which he makes available to QARTECH.
Curious by nature, enthusiastic senior researcher in QARTECH, inspired to sense any process or matter to make it smart, more efficient, and cost-effective.
His professional experience in quite diverse aspects of technology and engineering allow him to face new projects such as QARTECH with a broad perspective, an overall vision and, above all, great enthusiasm.
Juan Bautista has a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the Technical University of Cartagena (2013), and has several years of international research experience, achieving, despite his current distance from the academic and research world, numerous publications with high impact index in prestigious IEEE publications such as the T-ITS. He has a long experience of more than 6 years as an entrepreneur, having raised 250,000 euros for his previous company MultiDub, and winning prizes such as the 2nd best Elevator Pitch at national level (2016), or being chosen by the National Youth Institute as one of the young companies with the greatest projection in Spain (year 2016). In his second company he has been leading projects based on Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, reaching a turnover in just one year and a half more than 400,000 euros for direct sales to customers. He also works as a consultant in Industry 4.0 in the INCYDE Foundation of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, helping entrepreneurs with his experience in the private sector. Currently, his passion in QARTECH is to make air quality control a massive reality throughout Europe and the world, by extension, to make tomorrow's world more livable and sustainable for all. He speaks English, French, German and Spanish.
Antonio-Javier Garcia-Sanchez received the Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Electronic Engineering and Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering in 1997 and 2000, respectively, from the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain. As an Industrial Engineer, he worked in public and private entities such as Centro de Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI- 2000/01), in the technical evaluation of R+D+i projects of the national productive business sector and Fertiberia S.A. (2001) as Head of Maintenance in the Factory of Cartagena. Since 2002, he joined to Information and Communication Technologies Department (DTIC), UPCT, obtaining the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering in 2005. Currently, he is Associate Professor at the UPCT and Head of the DTIC. Antonio stands out because of his extensive experience in the project management. He has led or leads many institutional projects/private contracts remarking those related to Proof of Concept whose goal is to place on the consumer market devices, procedures and tools. He has been responsible for a European H2020 project. In addition, he currently leads a project related to the COVID-19 area funded by CSIC and Banco Santander. Finally, in the field of technology transfer, he is co-inventor of 14 patents/intellectual property, having been recognized by the Ministry of Science and Innovation a six-year transfer.
J. GARCIA-HARO received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Telecomm. Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain, in 1989 and 1995, respectively. In 1989 he enjoyed a scholarship from Apple Computer Spain, working at the ETSI Telecom., UPC, Barcelona, Spain. He also worked with the engineering company TECNO T y G in 1990. He has been an Assistant Prof. at the Dep. of Applied Mathematics and Telematics (UPC) since 1992, and Associate Prof. since 1997. In Sep. 1999 he joined the U. Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Spain, where he was the Dean of the Telecomm. Engineering School (UPCT) (2000-2009) to put into operation the Faculty and start its studies. Currently, he is a full Professor (since 2001) at the Dep. of Information and Comm. Technologies (UPCT). He has been a visiting scholar at Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada (1991-1992) and at Cornell University, Ithaca, USA (2010-2011). During the last 10 years, he has led or been member of many institutional projects worth over 2M euros, including 2 7FP & 2 H2020 EC projects, many regional research projects, 2 CENIT projects (and 4 other industrial projects funded by Fondo Tecnológico del CDTI), and over 10 other national projects (including 2 MINECO research projects, 1 Innpacto project, and many PROFIT and Avanza projects funded by Ministerio de Industria, Spain). In addition of many technological transfer contracts with industry, worth over 800K euros, including collaborations with R&D companies in ICT, such as Indra, Navantia, Siemens, Telefónica I+D, Gigle, and GMV Aerospace and Defence. Finally, it should be mentioned that he also holds several national, EU, and USA patents as may be seen in http://worldwide.espacenet.com/.
Rafael Asorey-Cacheda has a doctorate in telecommunications engineering from the University of Vigo, having obtained the France Telecom Foundation award for the best end-of-degree project in multimedia convergence from the Official College of Telecommunications Engineers, the Gradiant award for the best doctoral thesis with application to industry from the Official College of Telecommunications Engineers and the extraordinary doctorate award from the University of Vigo. Within the private sector, between 2008 and 2009 he was responsible for R&D for the telecommunications company Optare Solutions. In 2010, after completing his doctorate, he undertook a two-year postdoctoral stage at New Mexico State University in the United States, where he specialized in technologies related to sensor networks and the IoT. At the end of the postdoctoral stage, in 2012 he joined the Defense University Center at the Naval Military School, where he had the opportunity to specialize in the area of cybersecurity, collaborating with the Joint Cyber Defense Command. Since 2018, he has been a professor in the area of telematics engineering at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena. Within the scope of projects and the company, Rafael has worked in several European R&D projects, being responsible for a H2020 project, national, regional and company projects. In 2020 it has won a call in collaboration with other entities of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia for the development of smart territory solutions in this country. Finally, he is the co-author of several national and international patents, one of which is in operation.