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Professor Concepción Alicia Monje Micharet

Ph.D. Degree in Industrial Engineering (2006) from the University of Extremadura, Spain, awarded with the European Doctorate Distinction and the Doctorate Extraordinary Award. She joined the University Carlos III of Madrid (2006), Spain, as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, where she is currently an Associate Professor.

She has been working in the area of control and robotics for over 18 years. She did two research stays with the CRONE team from the ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France) (2003-2004), publishing several works related to the tuning of fractional order controllers and co-organizing the conference FDA’06. She has also collaborated with the Electrical, Electronic, Automatic and Communications Engineering Department of the Technic High School of Industrial Engineers of the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (research stay in 2005), where she worked on the application of fractional order controllers to the control of flexible manipulators. Her collaborations in this field also extend to the Center for Self-Organizing and Intelligent System (CSOIS) of the Utah State University, in USA, where she did a research stay (2005) and was invited to deliver a research lecture to Ph.D. students and a joint public lecture to members of the IEEE Control Systems Society San Diego Section. She has also collaborated with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) (research stay in 2015) and the Biorobotics Institute of Pisa (Italy) (research stay in 2019-2020) on the control of soft robotic links, giving several talks and publishing high impact research papers on this field.

She has participated in 9 European projects (1 PI), 8 national projects (1 PI), 7 regional projects and 21 contracts with companies (14 PI). She has published more than 120 research papers in high impact conferences and journals on control and robotics (42 JCR-ranked papers, 19 Q1/Q2), with more than 5190 cites, h-index 23.  She also received two Best Paper Awards in Control Engineering Practice (2008) and International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (2020).

She has been member of Organizing Committees of international conferences (IROS 2018, HUMANOIDS 2014, etc), Scientific and Technical Program Committees (CLAWAR 2017-2020, FSS 2017, IEEE ASME MESA 2007-2011, etc), Workshop organizer in international conferences (IROS 2018-2020, CLAWAR 2016, Robocity 2015-2016, etc), Editorial Board in international journals (Frontiers in Robotics and AI, IJMERR, Robotics, IJARS, IJHR) and Senior Editor in international conferences (IROS 2018-2020, Humanoids 2014, CCDC 2008-2020). Reviewer of more 30+ international journals and conferences (ISA Transactions, IEEE Transactions on Education, IROS, ICRA, CLAWAR, etc). She has been invited speaker in international conferences (TEDx talks, IEEE Control System Society, IFAC FDA, etc).

She is currently Expert Evaluator of the European Commission for Horizon Europe Program and National Research Evaluator of the Spanish Ministry of Competitiveness and Industry. She is Deputy Director of Promotion and Dissemination of the UC3M School of Engineering, with 100+ collaboration with relevant media.

Other awards: Gigante Extremeño (2019); Ada Byron a la Mujer Tecnóloga de la Universidad de Deusto (2019); Excelencia Investigadora de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2018); Mujer y Tecnología de la Fundación Orange (2018); Mejor Científica Contemporánea – QUO-CSIC (2017).