Mechanical engineer with a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from the University of Navarra. In 2004, the year of his incorporation into Tecnalia, he studied Biomedical engineering at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), finishing in 2007 in the Brain Computer Interface Lab at the Biomedical Engineering Department of the Johns Hopkins University (US.) In 2011, he obtained his PhD. from the University of Tübingen (Germany), where he started working as a postdoc researcher, after which he became leader of the neuro-prosthetics group at the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology at the same university.
At 34 years old, he leads the neuro-technology group of the Health Division of Tecnalia, whose objective is the creation of new technologies with the power of transfer to the medical devices industry, and the development of new systems of neuronal interfaces, as solutions for functionality problems due to sickness or accident. He splits his time between Donostia-San Sebastián and Tübingen (Germany).
He has more than 37 publications in indexed journals, himself being lead author of 5 articles. Moreover, he has presented 15 articles in peer-reviewed conferences, and co-organized five international congresses in the neuro-technology field.
He is honorary partner of the Italian Neuro-aesthetics Society, member of the Society for Neuroscience, of the IEEE Biomedical Engineering Society and representative of the European initiative COST Action European Network on Robotics for Neuro-rehabilitation.
In 2014 he was awarded the Walter Kalkhof-Rose-Gedächtnispreis Award, which classified him as one of the best young researchers in Germany, and which awarded his work of the last several years on rehabilitating patients paralyzed by a stroke.
In 2015 he received the Julián Sanz del Río Award for the best engineering work among young researchers, and the Franz Gesternbrand Award from the World Federation of Neuro-rehabilitation.