Javier Peña (PhD)
- PhD in Chemical Science
- General Director at ELISAVA
- Scientific Director at ELISAVA Research
- Scientific Director at Materfad
Javier received his Doctorate in Chemical Science from the Barcelona Polytechnic University (2000). He is currently Scientific Director at ELISAVA, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, and Director of Studies for the Industrial Design Engineering Degree. He has been Scientific Director at Materfad Materials Centre Barcelona since 2008. His research has focused on new functional materials and their selection during the design process. He has directed doctorate theses and has published various research articles in international journals with an impact factor.
He has been the primary researcher in a range of competitive projects with national and European public funding and has been a materials and technology consultant for different privately funded projects.
He is the author and editor of books on the subject of materials, one of his key texts is:
Selección de materiales en el proceso de diseño (Selecting Materials in the Design Process), Barcelona: CPG, 2008.
Javier Peña commissioned the exhibitions: “Mater in Progress. Nuevos Materiales – Nueva Industria” (New Materials – New Industry) (Barcelona 2008, Zaragoza and Madrid 2009), “Multimatheria” (Barcelona 2010), “El Futuro en Construcción” (The future in Construction) (Barcelona 2012), “Materialism European Tour” (London, Copenhagen, Prague, and Barcelona 2013) and “Smart Flexibility” (Barcelona 2014, Melbourne 2015).