Curriculum Vitae

Alejandro Secades Rodriguez, BSc MSc

Alejandro Secades Rodríguez was born in Llangréu, Asturies, Spain in 1990. He received the Degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2014 from the university Alfonso X el Sabio, Spain and the Master in Mechatronics \& Smart Technologies at the Management Center Innsbruck, Austria in 2017. He has been employed, and currently still, as a project developer for the MCI Mechatronics department since 2016. He is specialized in a distinct variety of topics with special focus on CFD, Aerodynamics, Advanced CAD design and Control Engineering. In 2018 Mr Secades was awarded the first place for the best Master Thesis in the Austrian Conference of Mechatronics for his thesis "Simulation of Active Vibration Damping of a Wind Turbine", taken place in Graz, Austria.

2016 - present
Project Employee - Working on a distinct variety of projects. Special focus on development of simulation tools and models for multiphysics systems, such as hydraulics, electrical, mechanical, aerodynamical. Furthermore, involved in the design of mechanical constructs using Advanced CAD design tools (CATIA). - Management Center Innsbruck, Mechatronics Department

Project Assistant & Software Developer (Internship) - Software developer for custom-made ventilation systems for underground mines, road and railway tunnels, and metro systems. - ZITRON

Design Assistant (Internship) - Development of simulation models and structures related to Aerovehicles of relative small size (UAVs) in cooperation with the spanish Institute of Aerospace Technics (INTA). In addition, focus on the aerodynamic, mechanical design and performance of its propellers. - MOSCAT Ingeniería y Consultoría (Engineering and Consultant's Office)

2006 - 2008
Football Manager - Manager of the institution football teams for under 11 years-old groups. - Colegio Santo Tomás de Aquino (High, secondary and primary school education institution)

2015 - 2017
Control Engineering, Robotics, Mechanical Construction and Design, Software Focus on CFD, CAD and Structural Analysis Software - Management Center Innsbruck, Mechatronics Department (Master of Sciences in Engineering, Mechatronics and Smart Technologies. Major in Mechanical Engineering)

2010 - 2014
Strong focus on Mathematics and Physics, Aerovehicles structures, Fluid mechanics, Flight mechanics. Specialization in Aerospace propulsion - Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio (Degree of Aerospace Engineering (GIA))

2008 - 2010
Practical expertise with Aerospace Vehicles, High mathematics and mechanics, thermodynamics and chemistry related to combustion - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Superior Technical Aeronautic Engineering (Switched to GIA))

IELTS Test - British Council(IELTS Advanced C1 English level)

Cadtech-Formación(Analist Specialist in Aerospace Structures Calculation, in FEM Nastran-Patran)

Advanced English - International House Madrid Language School(Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English C1)

Mechatronik Plattform Österrreich
First place in the category of best Master thesis: Simulation of Active Vibration Damping of a Wind Turbine. Topic revolving around the possibility to improve the lifespan of a Wind Turbine by means of actively modifying its pitch angles. Simulated model designed as a coupled system between MATLAB Simulink control structure and a CFD Turbine model.

  • Rodríguez, A.S., Volmer, J., Bagnara, D. (2022). Simulation of Heavy-Duty Vehicles for the Use in Digital Twins. In: Matt, D.T., Vidoni, R., Rauch, E., Dallasega, P. (eds) Managing and Implementing the Digital Transformation. ISIEA 2022. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 525. Springer.
  • Schiestl, M.; Marcolini, F.; Incurvati, M.; Capponi, F. G.; Starz, R.; Caricchi, F.; Secades Rodríguez, A. & Wild, L. "Development of a High Power Density Drive System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles". IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. 2020.

    Secades Rodríguez, A.; Bagnara, D & Volmer, J. (2021). On the Digital Representation of Heavy-Duty Vehicles. A Case Study and Outlook. In Inn4mech 2021 Conference. Theme: Off-Highway Machine Revolution.