Integrating innovative TECHnologies along the value Chain to improve small ruminant welfARE management

TechCare’s People: Carles Ferrer!

Hi! I am Carles! I obtained my Bachelor’s Science degree and the Bachelor’s Diploma both in Physical Science, and the Ph.D. in Computer Science, all from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain).  I was Associate Professor and I am currently a full professor in the Computer Science Department (until 2003) and in the Microelectronics and Electronics Department (from 2003) of the UAB. I was Associated for Research and Industrial Projects of the Microelectronics National Center (IMB-CNM-CSIC, Spain). Also, I was the Director of the Microelectronics and Electronics System Department and Director of the Spatial Studies and Research Center (CERES) at the UAB, and Deputy Director at the Catalan Space Studies Institute (IEEC-CERCA) in Barcelona. I have spent more than three decades as lead researcher of national and international research projects, initially in the integrated circuits design and testing and more recently on common design methodologies for the hardware/software platforms development of for the integration of sensors and embedded systems (“System-on-Chip”) for industrial, aerospace, veterinary and IoT in general.  I have participated in 60 national and international research projects and contracts. I have authored more than 150 research articles in international conferences and reference journals.  My current research interests are focused on microinstrumentation design methodologies development based on MEMS and System-on-Chip integration including wireless communications, energy harvesting, energy management and hardware security for veterinarian and industrial applications. I am also co-founder of Alternative Energy Innovations SL (AEInnova), spin-off of the Dept. Microelectronics and Electronic Systems of the UAB. In the project TechCare, I bring my experience in the development of rumen bolus for small ruminants and microinstrumentation for veterinary applications.