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Francisco Planes and Marta Ormazábal, the new deputy directors of Tecnun

The two join the board School's Board of Directors.

17/06/19 10:49 Communication Service
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Marta Ormazábal and Francisco Planes PHOTO: Communication Service


The President has appointed Francisco Javier Planes Deputy Director for Research, to continue the work left by our beloved José María Sarriegi, who sadly passed away last December.

Francisco Javier Planes has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Brunel University (UK). Since 2008, he is a professor at the University, combining teaching in Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Since 2014 he is Senior Associate Professor of Statistics and Operations Research and since 2015, to date, he holds the position of Deputy Director of department of Biomedical Engineering and Science. She is researcher of the Bioinformatics group of department of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences. His research has focused on the development of new algorithms for the interpretation and analysis of high molecular resolution technologies ("omics" data), varied with applications, mainly in cancer. He has participated in 15 research contracts/projects at national and European level. Since 2013, he leads projects in the area of metabolism and cancer, among them the recently awarded by the Ramon Areces Foundation. He is author of 35 scientific articles in high impact journals, such as Nature Communications, Nature Protocols, Genome Biology or Bioinformatics. In addition, he has supervised and co-directed 6 doctoral theses and is currently supervising 5 doctoral theses.

In addition, President has appointed Marta Ormazábal as deputy director of Tecnun. Marta will focus primarily on Office of Academic Affairs.

Marta Ormazábal holds a PhD in Applied Engineering from the University. She is a contract professor at department of Industrial Organization at Tecnun where she teaches the subjects of Business Administration; Economics and Business; and Business Administration and Telecommunication Projects. She was coordinator of the first year of Engineering and since 2014 she performs the functions of Academic Coordination and Authorization in international study programs. She is also coordinator of the "International Industrial Management Program".

He has been working in the field of sustainability for more than nine years and his research area focuses on the implementation of the Economics circular in industrial companies, where he actively participates in different projects. She has published more than 25 scientific articles, 12 of them in the first quartile of the Journal Citation Reports. She is also a reviewer of articles in high impact journals related to sustainability and has developed part of her research at the University of Leeds (England) and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal).

With these two appointments, the board board of directors of the School of Engineers is composed of the director, Raúl Antón; four deputy directors, Paloma Grau, Jorge Juan Gil Nobajas, Francisco Planes, Marta Ormazábal; the director of development, Iñigo Gutiérrez and the General Manager, Javier Aizpún.

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