Dr. Mónica Urízar

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of the Basque Country

Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain.

Mónica Urízar received her MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Bilbao (Spain) in 2006. In 2010, she obtained the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mechanical Engineering and Structural Systems. She presented her International Thesis entitled “Methodology to Enlarge the Workspace of Parallel Manipulators by means of Non-singular Transitions” in 2012, obtaining her PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Her Thesis received the Doctoral Extraordinary Award given by the University of the Basque Country. During her research career, she has attended numerous International Conferences in the field of robotics, computational kinematics, mechanism design, etc., and she has published several research papers in relation with these topics. She has also worked in eight Research and Development Projects. In addition to this, she has participated in one Summer School and done two long internships — the first one during 2010 in the University of Innsbruck (Austria), Unit Geometry and CAD, and the second one, in 2011, in the RWTH University of Aachen (Germany) at the IGM Department. Currently, she is working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain. Her research interests are computational kinematics, workspace characterization and singularity analysis of parallel manipulators, reconfigurable robots, balance rehabilitation platforms, and optimum dimensional synthesis of mechanisms.

She belongs to the COMPMECH Research Group of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).