Doctoral Candidate 1: UPC
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Doctoral Candidate 2: UPC
Ludovica Luciano is an Energy engineer, having achieved both her B.Sc. and M. Sc. degrees at “Politecnico di Milano” University in Italy, with a specialization in energy production and power generation systems. She furthered her expertise in the automotive sector at “RWTH Aachen University” in Germany, conducting a remarkable thesis project on engine calibration and control using advanced machine learning techniques.
Currently pursuing her Ph.D. at “Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)” in Spain, as part of the renowned Marie Curie Doctoral Network, Ludovica’s research focuses on the development of advanced vibroacoustic models designed for online observation of electromechanical states in e- drives.
Doctoral Candidate 3: KU Leuven
Javier del Fresno Zarza earned his B.Sc. degree in
Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), where he
participated in Formula Student projects and completed an Erasmus+ year in Germany at
RWTH Aachen University. Furthermore, he graduated with a double master’s program in
Mechanical Engineering from UPM and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). During his
Master’s studies at TUM, he specialized in structural dynamic substructuring and Transfer Path
Analysis (TPA) methods, with a focus on applied NVH research projects.
In his current research, in KU Leuven, Javier focuses on studying novel identification methods and modeling
techniques for nonlinear rubber bushings and tires used in electric vehicles. His goal is to
integrate these components consistently into multibody simulations and NVH vibroacoustic