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Javier Rosell was born in Barcelona, Spain, in June 1959. He received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicación and Doctor Ingeniero de Telecomunicación degrees in 1983 and 1989, respectively, both from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain.

He is currently Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering and at the Biomedical Research Center of the UPC where he is the head of the Biomedical Instrumentation group.

His current research interest is focused in non-invasive measurement methods in the medical and biological fields, in particular, based on electrical impedance tomography and magnetic induction spectroscopy


Research Interest

  • Applications of Bioelectrical Impedance measurements
  • Electrical Impedance Tomography
  • Safety and EMC of Medical Instrumentation
  • Instrumentation Design


Research Group: Electronic and Biomedical Instrumentation (IEB)



Publications (link to the information system of the UPC library)


 

Teaching activities

Undergraduate studies

Biomedical Instrumentation course in the College of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (EUETIB). Specialization on Bioengineering. Degree in Industrial Electronics.

Graduate studies

Electronic Instrumentation course in the School of Telecommunications Engineering of Barcelona (ETSETB). Degree in Telecommunications.

Postgraduate studies

Masters

· Biomedical Instrumentation. School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB). Master in Biomedical Engineering

· Circuits for electrical and optical characterization of materials (CCEOM). Master of Electronic Engineering. School of Telecommunications Engineering of Barcelona (ETSETB).

PhD Programs

I’m involved in two Doctoral programmes (with MEC Quality Mention):

· Electronic Engineering

· Biomedical Engineering.

 

Research and development

My main interest is focused on the design of instrumentation equipment. Particularly, in the development of electrical impedance methods and systems for industrial and medical applications. Main contributions have been in hardware design for Electrical Impedance Tomography and in magnetic induction spectroscopy methods.

Main projects

I have been head researcher in the following projects:

· Study of local properties in internal regions in objects and industrial processes by non-destructive techniques based on Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy. Research project founded by Comisión Interdepartamental de Ciencia y Tecnología. PB92‑0892. May 1993 - May 1994.

· Development of methods and equipment to study the properties of biological tissues by means of non destructive techniques based on Multifrequency Electrical Impedance Tomography. Research project founded by Comisión Interdepartamental de Ciencia y Tecnología. PB93‑0952. July 1994 - July 1997

· Experimental Validation on humans of multi-frequency impedance methods for the measurement of body fluid shifts. Research Contract with Nuevas Tecnologías del Espacio S.A. C1730. September 1992 - August 1993.

· Development of a system for measuring body fluid shift. CTT/C2194. Research contract with Nuevas Tecnologías Espaciales (N.T.E. S.A.). January 1995 - December 1996.

· Application of new methods of electrical spectroscopy and tomography to the characterization of biological tissues for medical diagnostics. Research project founded by Comisión Interdepartamental de Ciencia y Tecnología. Plan Nacional de la Salud. SAF98-0121. July 1997 - July 2001

· Development and validation of methods for the monitoring of fluid displacement on the human body. Application to hemodialysis and brain edema. Concerted action between Spain and Austria. Founded by Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología. HU00-16. January 2001- December 2002.

· Development of a new diagnostic technique for cardiac rejection based on myocardial measurements of electrical impedance and temperature using intracardiac catheters. Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología. SAF2001. Desember 2001 - Desember 2004

· Development of non-invasive new diagnostic techniques for cardiac rejection based on myocardial measurements of electrical impedance. Programa Nacional de Biomedicina. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. SAF2005-02270. November 2005 – March 2009

· Participation in the network of cardiac insufficiency “Red de Insuficiencia Cardiaca (REDINSCOR)” financed by Instituto de Salut Carlos III, coordinated by “Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau”. January 2007 – December 12/10

Other projects where I have participated in:

§ Non‑invasive system to detect the His‑bundle signal. Research project founded by Instituto Nacional de la Salud. Project nº 87/1515.

§ Development of electrical impedance methods and their medical applications. Project nº PB86‑0261. Research project founded by Comisión Interdepartamental de Ciencia y Tecnología.

§ Analysis of viability in the measurement of body fluid shift by Electrical Impedance. Project nº TC0902. Research project founded by Nuevas Tecnologias del Espacio S.A.

§ Monitoring of Extravehicular Activity. I have participated in the development of a cardiac and respiratory monitor to be used in extravehicular activity. Research project founded by Nuevas Tecnologias del Espacio S.A.

§ Non-destructive and non-invasive techniques based on multifrequency electrical impedance methods. Research project founded by Comisión Interdepartamental de Ciencia y Tecnología. Project nº PB89-0505. November 1990 ‑ November 1993

§ Concerted Action on Electrical Impedance Tomography. Research project founded by Medical Research Programme. COMAC‑BME. January 1990 ‑ January 1993. Member of the project management group

§ Concerted Action on Electrical Imedance Tomography - II. Research project founded by Medical Research Programme. COMAC‑BME. March 1993 ‑ December 1995. Member of the project management group.

§ European project TEMPUS: Centre of Medical Technologies. Coordinator: Gdanks Technical University, Gdansk, Poland. 1996 to 1999

§ Concerted action Spain-Germany (HA 99-97). Development of electrical models to assess the growing of immobilized cell cultures. 1/2000-12/2000.

§ EPSRC Engineering Network (UK). Biomedical Applications of EIT. Member of the organizing committee directed by Prof. David Holder.

§ Spanish project (FIS PI020387). Applications of EIT in respiratory medicine. In collaboration with the Hospital de la Santa Creu y de Sant Pau. 1/2003 to 12/2005. Project leader at the UPC: Pere Riu.

§ Spanish National Program on Biotechnology. Development of a multiple modular system of micro-bioreactors for multifunctional screening (HTS) in biotechnology. In collaboration with Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB). Main researcher: Francesc Godia (UAB). December 2001- December 2004.

§ Plan Nacional I+D+I. Programa de Biomedicina SAF2004-08044-C03-03. Title: Estudio de la diferenciación cardiogénica de células madre y desarrollo de matrices biocompatibles colonizadas por precursores cardiacos para la regeneración del miocardio. In collaboration with: HSCSP and UAB. Research leader at UPC Ramon Bragos. December 2004 – December 2007

§ Title: Determinación del patrón respiratorio usando impedancia eléctrica (041531). Financed by: Fundació Marató TV3. In collaboration with HSCSP. Research leader at the UPC: Pere Riu. January 2005 – December 2007.

§ VI EU FP. COOP-CT-2003-508154. Title: HAEMOSCAN. Development of a Technology to Measure Body fluid Distribution in Patients to Improve Dialysis Treatment Efficiency and Patient Comfort. Research leader at the UPC: Pere Riu. 2004-2007

§ Spanish Research Program on Biomedicine. Study of cardiogenic differentiation of steam cells and development of colonized structures for cardiac regeneration. In collaboration with Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and Hospital de la Santa Creu y de Sant Pau. 12/2004 to 12/2006.

In addition to these projects, I have done consultancy for some companies.


Patents

Application No.: P9300378. Date of priority: 25/2/93

Applicant/Proprietor: NTE S.A

Designated States: Spain

Inventors: Rosell Ferrer, Javier; Riu Costa, Pere; Pallàs Areny, Ramon; Lozano Nieto, Alberto

Title: Procedimiento para determinar la composición de sustancias de naturaleza cárnica

Application No.: ES9700499. Date of priority: 06/03/97

Applicant/Proprietor: NTE S.A.

Designated States: Spain. Extended to Europe (98500063.7-2204, 4/3/98) and USA (09/034.223, 4/3/98)

Inventors: Rosell Ferrer, Javier; Pallàs Areny, Ramon; Lozano Nieto, Alberto; Riu Costa, Pere; Bragós Bardia, Ramon; Elvira Cañas, Jordi

Title: "Aparato y procedimiento para la medida de volúmenes y composición corporal global y segmental en seres humanos".

Application No.: ES9700500. Date of priority: 06/03/97

Applicant/Proprietor: NTE S.A.

Designated States: Spain

Inventors: Rosell Ferrer, Javier; Pallàs Areny, Ramon; Lozano Nieto, Alberto; Riu Costa, Pere; Bragós Bardia, Ramon; Elvira Cañas, Jordi

Title: "Método y aparato para medir la concentración y composición de biomasa".

Application No.: ES9700501. Date of priority: 06/03/1997

Applicant/Proprietor: Nuevas Tecnologías Espaciales S.A..

Designated States: European Union

Inventors:Rosell Ferrer, Javier; Pallàs Areny, Ramon; Lozano Nieto, Alberto; Riu Costa, Pere; Bragós Bardia, Ramon; Elvira Cañas, Jordi

Title: Procédé Pour Déterminer La Composition Et La Qualité De Substances De Nature Carnée.

Application No.: EP0865763A y US5971933. Date of priority: 04/03/1998

Applicant/Proprietor: Nuevas Tecnologías Espaciales S.A..

Designated States: European Union and USA (US5971933)

Inventors:Rosell Ferrer, Javier; Elvira Cañas, Jordi; Riu Costa, Pere; Bragós Bardia, Ramon; Pallàs Areny, Ramon

Title: Apparatus for measuring volumes and global and segmental corporal composition in human beings.

Application No.: P9800780. Date of priority: 02/04/1998

Applicant/Proprietor: UPC

Designated States: Spain

Inventors:Rosell Ferrer, Javier; Bragós Bardia, Ramon; Riu Costa, Pere; Yélamos Pastor, David

Title: "Método de medida y circuito electrónico para ser utilizado en analizadores de impedancias comerciales para la medida de impedancia eléctrica de materiales”.

Situation: Concedida (24-10-2000, Nº 2 143 411).

Application No.: P9801555. Date of priority: 23/7/1998

Applicant/Proprietors: UPC y Fundació per a la Recerca Médica (H. Vall Hebrón)

Designated States: Spain

Inventors:Bragós Bardia, Ramon; Casas Piedrafita, Oscar; Cinca, Joan; Riu Costa, Pere; Rosell Ferrer, Javier; Tresánchez, Màrius; Warren, Mark

Título: Sistema transcateter para la diferenciación entre tejido biológico normal, isquémico e infiltrado.

Application No.: P200000745. Date of priority: 27/4/2000

Applicant/Proprietor: NTE S.A.

Designated States: Spain

Inventors: Elvira Cañas, Jordi; Rosell Ferrer, Javier; Riu Costa, Pere; Bragós Bardia, Ramon; Casas Piedrafita, Oscar

Título: Mejoras en la patente 970500 relativa a un método y aparato para medir la concentración y composición de biomasa.

Foreign training and sabaticals

Pre-doctoral. Place: Biomedical Engineering Centre. John Radcliffe Hospital. University of Oxford. Oxford. United Kingdom. Dates: 23 to 30 of May 1987. Subject: Collaboration project on electrical impedance.

Pre-doctoral. Place: Department of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, University of Keele, United Kingdom. Dates: April 29th to May 21th 1987. Subject: Collaboration project on electrical impedance.

Sabatical. Place: University of Wisconsin-Madison. Electronic and Computer Department. Dates: July 1993 to July 1994. Subject: detection of apnea in neonates using multifrequency impedance plethysmography. Under the supervision of J.G. Webster and W. Tompkins.

Sabatical. Place: Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Technic University of Graz, Austria. Dates: June 2004 to september 2004. Subject: Impedance spectroscopy based on Magnetic Induction methods. Collaboration Project with Hermann Scharfetter.

Awards and grants

In October 1986 "Gran Premio Tribuna del Inventor Innovador" from the most important electronics spanish magazine (Mundo Electrónico) for the design of an impedance meter.

In 1988 a grant from the Catalan Government (CIRIT) to develop methods for measuring electrical impedances.

Award to the best Doctoral Thesis of the Telecommunications School in 1989.

In 1992 "Premi a la creativitat" from the Association of Industrial Engineers of Catalonia for our developments on Electrical Impedance Tomography systems.

In 1993 an award from the Barcelona Council "Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 1992" for the development of an Electrical Impedance Tomography System.

In 1993 a grant from the Spanish DGICYT for a stage in Madison-Wisconsin to study monitoring systems to detect apnea in neonates.

In 2004 a grant from the Spanish DGICYT for a stage in the Technical University of Graz to investigate on Magnetic Induction Techniques.

Other qualifications and responsibilities

Reviewer for the following magazines:

· Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing

· IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

· Physiological Measurement

· IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging

· Bioelectrochemistry

Student Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, New York, 1984-1988.

Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, New York, 1988-2006

Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, New York, 2006-

Head of studies in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, UPC. 1991-1992.

Organizer of the Meeting on Electrical Impedance Tomography, Barcelona, September 1993.

Member of the Organising Committee of the “XIII Congreso anual de la Agrupación Española de Bioingeniería”, Barcelona, October 1995.

Secretary of the conference: X International Conference on Electrical Bio-Impedance”. Barcelona, April 1998.

Member of the Department board for research. 1997-2005

Head of the Department of Electronic Engineering UPC. 2005-2008

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