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Fermín Sánchez

E-mail: ferminac.upc

Official UPC CV:

Fermin SanchezFermín Sánchez (Barcelona, 1962) received a master’s degree in Industrial Electronics in 1981, a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 1987 and a PhD in Computer Science in 1996. The last two degrees were obtained at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC). His fields of study include computer architecture, innovation in education and education for sustainability. Since 1987 he has taught at the UPC’s Department of Computer Architecture, where he has been an associate professor since 1997. He was a course instructor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) from 1997 to 2010 and vice-dean for Innovation at the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB) from May 2007 to June 2013. Since July 2013 he has held the position of vice-dean for Innovation at the FIB. He has published more than one hundred works on his research topics. He is a reviewer for several conferences and national and international journals, and has authored or co-authored several books and book chapters. He is currently working in the areas of sustainability in information technologies and innovation in higher education.

Dr Sánchez coordinates the UPC-Reutilitza programme, is a member of AENUI and was a member of the JENUI steering committee from September 2006 to July 2015 and its programme chair from 2011 to 2013. He has been a member of the conference and programme committees of various conferences and other national and international events. He has been a member of the NGO TxT (Technology for Everybody) since 2004 and its vice-chair since 2013. He has also been a member of the board of Cercle Fiber-FIB Alumni since November 2002. Dr Sánchez’s awards include the 2017 AENUI award for teaching quality and innovation, eighth best paper at the JENUI conference in 2003 and an honourable mention in the first European award for best practices in the integration of sustainable human development in technology/engineering education in 2013.


Main Research

Book’s Chapters


  • Recomendaciones para el diseño de una titulación de Grado en Informática.
    Jordi García, Fermín Sánchez y Ricard Gavaldà

    IEEE RITA, Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologías de Aprendizaje. Vol. 2, número 2. ISSN 1932-8540. Noviembre 2007
  • The Social and Environmental Impact of Engineering Solutions: from the Lab to the Real World
    David Franquesa, Josep-Llorenç Cruz, Carlos Álvarez, Fermín Sánchez, Agustín Fernández y David López
    International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 26, N. 5, pp 1144-1155, october 2010. ISSN 0949-149X
  • La evaluación de competencias en los trabajos Fin de Estudios.
    Elena Valderrama, Mercedes Rullán, Fermín Sánchez, Jordi Pons, Claudio Mans, F. Giné, G. Seco, L. Jiménez, E. Peig, J. Carrera, A. Moreno, J. García, J. Pérez, R. Vilanova, F. Cores, J.M. Renau, J. Tejero y J Bisbal
    IEEE RITA, Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologías de Aprendizaje. Vol. 5, número 3, pp 107-114. ISSN 1932-8540. Agosto 2010
  • SiMR: A Simulator For Learning Computer Architecture
    Fermín Sánchez, David Megías and Josep Prieto-Blázquez
    International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 27, N. 2, pp 238-247, april 2011. ISSN 0949-149X
  • On the Influence of Creativity in Basic Programming Learning in a First-Year Engineering Course
    Antoni Pérez-Poch, NNoelia Olmedo-Torre, Fermín Sánchez Carracedo, Nuria Salán and David López
    International Journal of Engineering Education (IJEE), vol. 32, N. 5(B), pp 2402-2409, october 2016. ISSN 0949-149X
  • El proyecto EDINSOST: inclusión de los ODS en la educación superior.
    Fermín Sánchez Carracedo, Jordi Segalás, José Cabré, Joan Climent, David López, Carme Martín y Eva Vidal
    Revista Española de Desarrollo y Cooperación, N.41, pp. 67-81. ISSN 1137-8875, D.L.: M-21909-1997. Noviembre 2017
  • Las mentiras del EEES.
    Fermín Sánchez Carracedo
    ReVisión, ISSN 1989-1199, Vol 77, Num. 1. pp. 19-27, Enero 2018.
  • A Proposal to Develop and Assess Professional Skills in Engineering.
    Final Year Projects
    Fermín Sánchez Carracedo, Joan Climent, Julita Corbalán, Pau Fonseca I Casas, Jordi Garcia, José R. Herrero, Horacio Rodriguez and Maria-Ribera
    International Journal in Engineering Education. Vol. 34, No. 2(A), pp. 400–413, 2018. ISSN 0949-149X.
  • Do Female Motives for Enrolling Vary According to STEM Profile.
    Noelia Olmedo-Torre; Fermín Sánchez Carracedo; M. Núria Salán Ballesteros; David López; Antoni Perez-Poch; Mireia López-Beltrán.
    IEEE Transactions on Education, Volume: 61 Issue: 4. Print ISSN: 0018-9359, Online ISSN: 1557-9638. DOI: 10.1109/TE.2018.2820643.
    DOI: 10.1109/TE.2018.2820643
  • Competency Maps: an Effective Model to Integrate Professional.
    Competencies Across a STEM Curriculum
    Fermín Sánchez Carracedo; Antonia Soler; Carme Martín; David López; Alicia Ageno; Jose Cabré; Jordi García; Joan Aranda; and Karina Gibert.
    Journal of Science Education and Technology, 27(5), 2018, pp. 448-468.
    Online in
    DOI 10.1007/s10956-018-9735-3


  • A Rudimentary Machine. Experiences in the Design of a Pedagogic Computer
    E. Pastor, F. Sánchez and A. M. del Corral
    Workshop on Computer Architecture Education (realizado en conjunción con International Symposium on Computer Architecture, ISCA-25), Barcelona (España), Junio 1998.
  • Developing Non-technical skills in a Technical Course.
    David López, Fermín Sánchez, Josep-Llorenç Cruz y Agustín Fernández.
    th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE2007. Milwaukee (USA), October 2007, pág. F3B5-F3B10
  • Work in Progress: Achieving the ABET professional skills using solidarity projects.
    Javier Alonso, David López, Josep-Llorenç Cruz, Carlos Álvarez, Daniel Jiménez-González, Agustín Fernández y Fermín Sánchez.
    th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE2008. Saratoga Springs, New York (USA), October 2008, ISBN 978-1-4244-1970-8, ISSN 0190-5848, pág. F1E9-F1E10
  • Guidelines for the final year project assessment in engineering
    E. Valderrama, M. Rullán, F. Sánchez , J. Pons , C. Mans, F. Giné, L. Jiménez, E. Peix
    th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE2009. San Antonio, Texas (USA), October 2009, ISBN 978-1-4244-4714-5, ISSN 0190-5848, pág. M2J-1 – M2J-5
  • Introducing Sustainability and Social Commitment concepts in a Computing Degree
    David López, Martha Velasco, Fermín Sánchez, Marc Alier, Jordi García
    5th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, 23 - 25 November 2010    
  • Using a crowdsourcing knowledge base to support the Social Compromise and Sustainability skill in Computer Science Engineering Studies
    Marc Alier Forment, David López, Fermin Sánchez, Jordi Garcia Almiñana, Jordi Piguillem and Martha Velasco. 4th World Summit on the Knowledge Society (WSKS 2011). Mykonos, Greece, 21-23 September 2011.
  • Introducing “sustainability and social commitment” skills in an Engineering Degree
    David López, Fermín Sánchez, Jordi García, Marc Alier, Jordi Piguillem and Martha Velasco
    st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE2011. Rapid City, South Dacota (USA), October 12-15, 2011, ISBN 978-1-61284-469-5/11, ISSN 0190-5848,
  • A take-home exam to assess professional skills
    David López, Josep-Llorenç Cruz, Fermín Sánchez and Agustín Fernández
    st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE2011. Rapid City, South Dacota (USA), October 12-15, 2011, ISBN 978-1-61284-469-5/11, ISSN 0190-5848,
  • A methodology to introduce sustainability into the Final Year Project to foster sustainable engineering projects
    David López, Fermín Sánchez, Eva Vidal, Josep Pegueroles, Marc Alier, Jose Cabré, Jordi Garcia and Helena García.
    Frontiers in Education Conference FIE 2014. Madrid, Spain, October 23-25, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4799-3922-0/14, pp. 2360-2366.
  • Developing Professional Skills at Tertiary Level: A Model to Integrate Competencies across the Curriculum
    Fermín Sánchez, Antonia Soler, David López, Carme Martín, Alicia Ageno, Lluís Belanche, Jose Cabré, Erik Cobo, Rafel Farré, Jordi Garcia and Pere Marés.
    Frontiers in Education Conference FIE 2014. Madrid, Spain, October 23-25, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4799-3922-0/14, pp. 1090-1098.
  • Evaluation and assessment of professional skills in the Final Year Project.
    Fermín Sánchez, Juan Climent, Julita Corbalán, Pau Fonseca i Casas, Jordi Garcia, José R. Herrero, Xavier Llinàs, Horacio Rodríguez, María-Ribera Sancho, Marc Alier, Jose Cabré, and David López.
    Frontiers in Education Conference FIE 2014. Madrid, Spain, October 23-25, 2014. ISBN 978-1-4799-3922-0/14, pp. 2352-2359
  • A Learning Tool to Develop Sustainable Projects
    Fermín Sánchez Carracedo, Jose Cabré, Marc Alier, Eva Vidal, David López, Carme Martín, Jordi García
    Frontiers in Education Conference FIE 2016.
    Erie, PA USA, October 12-15, 2016. ISBN 978-1-5090-1790-4
  • Death Star: An ambitious and motivating Engineering project to promote Astronautics and transform society’s vision about Space Research.
    Antoni Perez-Poch1, Fermín Sánchez, David López, Marc Alier
    67th International Astronautical Congres (IAC), Guadalajara, México. 26-30 September 2016. IAC-16-E1.IP.18, pp: 1-12.
  • The EDINSOST Project. Training sustainability change agents in Spanish and Catalan engineering Education.
    Jordi Segalàs, Fermín Sánchez Carracedo, Àngels Hernàndez, Pere Busquets, Gemma Tejedor and Ricard Horta.
    Proceedings of the Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference 2018, EESD 2018. Páginas 109-116. Glasboro. New Jersey, June
    3-6 de 2018.
  • Technological volunteering as an approach for service learning.
    Fermín Sánchez, David López, Eva Vendrell, Emiliana Marqués, Xavier Ortega.
    46th SEFI Annual Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark. 17-21 September 2018.