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 holds an M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Alicante (1997, Spain) and a Ph.D. in Telerobotics by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (2003, Spain). He is in charge of the team at the lab.

His current research interests are Brain-Computer Interfaces, Neuro-robotics, Assistive Robotics and Rehabilitation Robotics. Dr. Azorín was a 1996 recipient of the “Best Thesis in the Industrial Systems Engineering Department” from the Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain. Dr. Azorín has been active since 1999 in research within several projects on Advanced Robotics. He is author or co-author of a broad range of research publications. From Feb. 2012 he is member of the publications board of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and member of the advisory committee of the IEEE Systems Council. In addition, he is member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and CEA-IFAC (Spanish Association inside the International Federation of Automatic Control). 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

Marisol Rodríguez Ugarte

Marisol RodriguezMarisol Rodríguez is a scientific researcher in the Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab at Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain). She holds an M.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2013. Now she is doing a Ph.D. on Investigation of Industrial and Telecomunication Tecnologies.

Her current research interests are Brain-Computer Interfaces, Neuro-robotics, Rehabilitation of patient after an acute lession and Rehabilitation Robotics. She is focused on BCI (non-invasive brain interfaces), Transcraneal Current Stimulation (tCS), artifact detection, event detection during gait, and rehabilitation robotics. Read more >

Visiting Researchers

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.


Master Student

Yordhana Gómez

YordhanaYordhana Gómez is part of our team and holds management tasks. She manages communication and web content at the lab. Her main interests are disability and communication. She is deeply involved on NeuroTec Research NetworkBrain on Art conference and “Máster en Nuevas Tecnologías para la Rehabilitación Neural y Motora“. PhD Student and Social Communications M.Sc.





Andrés Úbeda


Andrés Úbeda is assistant professor in the Department of Physics, System Engineering and Signal Theory of the University of Alicante, member of the research group AUROVA 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.

  • Alberto Martínez García (Undergraduate Student) 2016
  • Alejandro González (Undergraduate Student) 2016
  • Álvaro García (Undergraduate Student) 2016
  • Daniel Tiberius Timofte (Undergraduate Student) 2016
  • Pablo Castillo Moles (Undergraduate Student) 2016
Former Team Researchers
Former Team Students
    • 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)
    • Fernando Florez (Master Student 2011)