Lecturer

I used to be Associate Professor (I’m currently on permanent leave). Because of this, I have taken care of several subjects during 10 years at Universitat Politècnica de València, in the role of lecturer. My core areas are Engineering Design, Sustainability and Project Management.

Subjects

The most important subjects that I have been engaged have been:

  • Ecoinnovation, as course developer, coordinator and lecturer.
  • Sustainable Product Design, as course developer, coordinator and lecturer.
  • The Design Process: tools and methodology, as lecturer.
  • Ergonomics in Industrial Design, as course co-developer and lecturer.
  • Design Specification, as course developer, coordinator and lecturer.
  • New technologies in engineering design, as course developer, coordinator and lecturer.
  • Virtual representation of products, as lecturer.
  • Industrial Product Design, as course developer, coordinator and lecturer.

In addition, I have been involved in other subjects related to History of Industrial Design and Free Software Applications.

Guest lectures

Part of my lectures in the past have taken place in different universities around the globe:

  • Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) (multiple occasions) 🇦🇹
  • Universidad de Monterrey (UdeM) (guest lectures in two occasions) 🇲🇽
  • Linköping University (guest lectures) 🇸🇪
  • Cranfield University (guest lectures) 🇬🇧
  • RMIT University (guest lectures) 🇦🇺
  • Newcastle University (guest lecture) 🇦🇺
  • University of Carlow (guest supervision) 🇮🇪
  • Maribor University (guest lecture) 🇸🇮

Teaching style

I consider myself a very hands-on lecturer. Exercising student competence, and making mistakes in a safe environment, are key elements of learning. Because of this strong belief, I have been know to surprise and challenge colleagues in the teaching methods that I use.

I am also a firm believer of the Socratic method of discovery through questions. That is probably one of the reasons that set me in the path of becoming a coach. My students have always been smart individuals: I would have been a fool to expect them to be a mere receptacle of information.

Students described my classes as interactive and engaging. This was especially the case in those where I had freedom to choose teaching methods. Probably because of this, my scores in student surveys were exceptionally high.

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.

Albert Einstein