Dr. Jose G. Martinez is a postdoctoral researcher in the Sensors and Actuators Systems division.
He received his degree in Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain) in 2009, where he started to work in the Automation and Systems Engineering department as a starting researcher. After finishing it, he joined the Laboratory for Electrochemistry and Intelligent Materials from the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, where he pursued his Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Dr. T. F. Otero. The dissertation, defended in 2015, was awarded with the ‘best Ph.D. dissertation of the university’ award and the ‘Antonio Aldaz’ award to the best PhD dissertation given by the Electrochemistry group from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry.
His research is focused in the study of conducting polymers and its applications such as biomimetic multifunctional devices, for example artificial muscles and their applications. Nowadays he is a postdoc funded by Promobilia Foundation and is developing textile actuators for wearables devices.