Team members


José M. Azorín

Foto de Jose María Azorín Director del laboratorio Brain Machine Interface SystemsJosé M. Azorín is the Director of the Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab and Full Professor of the Systems Engineering and Automation Department at Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain). He is also the director of the NSF IUCRC BRAIN UMH Site. He holds a M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Alicante (1997, Spain) and a Ph.D. from Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Award for the Best Thesis of the Department) (2003, Spain). He has been a visiting professor at the University of Houston (USA) and at Imperial College London (United Kingdom). His current research interests are Brain-Machine Interfaces, Neuro-robotics and Rehabilitation Robotics. Over the last  years, his research has been funded by prestigious grants from the European Union, other international government agencies, and Spain. He has been the PI of more than 20 research projects, and his research has resulted in more than 200 technical papers and 3 patents. Currently, he is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems Council and member of the Core Team of the IEEE Brain Initiative. Read more >


Eduardo Iáñez


Eduardo Iáñez is a scientific researcher in the Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab at Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain). He holds an M.Sc in Telecommunication Engineering from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Communication and Industrial Technologies by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche in 2012.

His current research interests are Human-Robot and Human-Computer Interfaces. He is focused on Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) (non-invasive brain interfaces) and Multimodal Human-Robot Interfaces (integrating brain, ocular and haptic information). Read more >


Mario Ortíz García

Mario Ortiz Mario Ortiz was born in Murcia (Spain), in 1978. He received a degree in Industrial Engineering in 2002, and Ph.D. in 2016 from the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena. Currently, he is Associate Professor at the Mechanical Engineering and Energy Department and member of the Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab at Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain).

His research activities include mathematical transforms applied to electrical signal processing, Neural Network Applications for signal classification and Brain-Machine Interfaces. Read more >




PhD Students

Vicente Quiles

Vicente Quiles

Vicente Quiles has a degree in Industrial Technical Engineering specialized in Electronics (2017) by the Miguel Hernández University. He became in 2017 a Master in Artificial Intelligent from Polytechnic University of Madrid. He is currently working in the Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab at Miguel Hernández University of Elche as a researcher, testing with patients at hospital. His main interests are related to applicate new IA techniques in order to decodificate brain signals.






Laura Ferrero

Laura Ferrero

Laura Ferrero is currently doing a Ph.D. in Industrial and Telecommunication Tehcnology and working as a researcher in the Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab at Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain). She obtained a degree in Biomedical Engineering (2017) from the Technical University of Valencia and she has a M.Sc. in Data Science (2019) by the Technical University of Madrid and Eindhoven University of Technology. Her present research is focused on the control of lower-limb exoeskeletonds by means of brain-machine interfaces.




Luis Mercado

luis mercado 150x150​Luis Mercado is an engineer in electronics and automation graduated from the Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (FIME, UANL, 2011).

He became in 2014 a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with Orientation in Automation Control in the same institution. He also obtained his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering in the year 2019 at UANL. His research interests cover the development of brain-machine interfaces and their application such as: decodification of brain signals into human kinematics, and brain-machine interfaces for people with disabilities applied with exoskeletons, or prosthesis.



Jorge Gaxiola

jorge gaxiolaJorge Gaxiola has a degree in Biomedical Engineering (2013) by the University of Guadalajara, and an M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and Physics (2016) from Cinvestav. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering and Physics. He is a member of the “Biomedical Signal Processing Laboratory” at Cinvestav, Monterrey’s Unit.

His current research interests include statistical signal processing for biomedical applications, analysis and classification of electroencephalographic signals for BCI, evaluation and characterization of functional brain networks under different scenarios.



Patricio Barria

Patricio BarriaPatricio Barría is the led researcher at Rehabilitation Center «Club de Leones, Cruz del Sur» from Chile. He has MSc in Neuro-Rehabilitation from Andrés Bello University in 2011. He is currently developing his PhD studies in the Industrial Technologies and Telecommunications Doctorate Program at the Miguel Hernández University.






Pablo Vicente

Pablo Vicente

Pablo Vicente is currently an undergraduate Industrial Technical Engineering specialized in Electronics student. He is currently working in the Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. His main goal is to analyze and classify EEG signals in order to design a control system for exoskeleton that will help in the mobility recovery process of patients.






Javier Belmar

Javier Belmar

Javier Belmar has a degree in Industrial Technical Engineering specialized in Mechanics (2019). He is currently working in the Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab at Miguel Hernández University of Elche as a researcher. His main goal is to design and develop an entirely lowcost upper limb exoskeleton in order to control it with a BCI and  help in the mobility recovery process of pacients






Visiting Students


Andrés Úbeda

aubedaAndrés Úbeda is assistant professor in the Department of Physics, System Engineering and Signal Theory of the University of Alicante, member of the research group HURO and regular collaborator with our lab’s team. He holds a M.Sc in Industrial Engineering from the UMH (2009) and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the UMH (2014).

His main research is focused on studying neuromuscular mechanisms of motor control and coordination by assessing descending motor pathways during movement execution. Other research topics are centered on the analysis of cortical information in the decoding of motor intentions and their use in motor neurorehabilitation procedures, human-machine interaction and assistive technologies in the field of neurorobotics, particularly focused on myoelectric and brain-controlled devices.

Irma Nayeli Angulo Sherman

I_Angulo-Sherman 150x150Irma Nayeli Angulo Sherman is a full-time professor in the School of Health Sciences of the Universidad de Monterrey, in particular as part of the biomedical engineering program. She obtained a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and Physics from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV) at Monterrey’s unit (2017), as well as a Ph.D. in Industrial and Telecommunications Technologies from the UMH (2018). She is currently a candidate member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) in Mexico.

Her current research is focused on biomedical signal processing, in particular EEG for brain-computer interface applications.




  • Álvaro Martínez Ballester (Undergraduate Student 2020)
  • Anahis Casanova Hernández (Undergraduate Student 2020)
  • Carlos Carrazoni Pérez (Master Student 2020)
  • Fernando Gastón Vasconcellos Noailles (Undergraduate Student 2020)
  • Javier Belmar (Master Student 2020)
  • Javier Juan Poveda (Master Student 2020)
  • Joaquín Sánchez Martí (Undergraduate Student 2020)
  • Luis de la Ossa (Undergraduate Student 2020)
  • Óscar Fernández (Master Student 2020)
  • Pablo Vicente (Undergraduate Student) 2020
  • Pablo Vicente Vidal (Undergraduate Student 2020)
  • Ramón Fontelles Congost (Undergraduate Student 2020)
  • Raúl Bonmatí Campello (Undergraduate Student 2020)
  • Rubén Agulló (Undergraduate Student 2020)


Former Team Researchers


Former Team Students
  • Paula Soriano Segura (Master Student) 2020
  • Adrián Juárez Serrrano (Undergraduate Student 2020)
  • Josue Narejos Baeza (Undergraduate Student 2020)
  • María Elvira Giner (Undergraduate Student 2019)
  • Pilar Pardo Milla (Undergraduate Student 2019)
  • Carlos Carrazoni Pérez (Undergraduate Student 2019)
  • Lucía Almagro Bleda (Undergraduate Student 2019)
  • Javier Juan Poveda (Undergraduate Student 2019)
  • Javier Belmar (Undergraduate Student 2019)
  • Adrían Peña Pablos (Undergraduate Student 2019)
  • Javier Cabezas Rodríguez (Undergraduate Student 2019)
  • Óscar Fernández Ballesteros (Undergraduate Student 2018)
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Delgado (Undergraduate Student 2018)
  • Silvia Moreno (Master Student 2017)
  • Raúl Chapero Blasco (Undergraduate Student 2017)
  • Alejandro Orgiler Castelló (Undergraduate Student 2017)
  • David Macía Sempere (Undergraduate Student 2017)
  • Rubén Marco Navarro (Undergraduate Student 2017)
  • Martín Rico Martínez (Undergraduate Student 2017)
  • David Navarro Navarro (Undergraduate Student 2017)
  • Vicente Quiles Zamora (Undergraduate Student 2017)
  • Francisco Illán Martínez (Undergraduate Student 2017)
  • Vyacheslav Kostenko (Undergraduate Student 2017)
  • Jorge Pérez Torregrosa (Undergraduate Student 2016)
  • Jorge Aracil Gómez (Undergraduate Student 2016)
  • Cecilio Delgado (Undergraduate Student 2016)
  • Jonatan Lloret (Undergraduate Student 2015)
  • Pedro Cortés Reyes (Undergraduate Student 2015)
  • Andrés Belda Marín (Undergraduate Student 2015)
  • Enrique Ortiz (Undergraduate Student 2015)
  • Belén López (Undergraduate Student 2015)
  • Alberto León García (Undergraduate Student 2015)
  • Antonio Sánchez (PhD Student 2014)
  • Inma Ríos López (Master Student 2014)
  • Juan José Rodriguez Gil (Master Student 2014)
  • Joaquín Alcázar Ballesta (Undergraduate Student 2014)
  • Joaquín López Córdoba (Undergraduate Student 2014)
  • Juan Francisco Abril (Undergraduate Student 2014)
  • Javier Alarcón (Undergraduate Student 2014)
  • Daniel Jimenez (Undergraduate Student 2013)
  • Álvaro Costa García (Undergraduate Student 2013)
  • Fernando Florez (Master Student 2011)
  • Fernando Sobrino-Manzanares Más (Undergraduate Student 2010)