Javier Andres joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials (DIMM) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) in 2002 as a research assistant of the Manufacturing Lab. Ath the same time, he completed his Final Degree Project in the field of RTM (Resin Transfer Molding) of composites.
In 2003 he signed up the Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV), affiliated to the DIMM, with a specialization scholarship in the area of Medical Biomechanics.
In 2006 he joined the Institute of Design and Manufacturing (IDF) at the Polytechnic University of Valencia with a FPI grant for carrying out his PhD in the field of post-processing from CAM platforms towards redundant robotic cells for machining. For this scope, he made a brief stay at the Centre for Intelligent Machines at McGill University (CA). During this time, he continued involved in composite materials manufacturing research.
In 2011 he joined the University Jaume I (UJI), in the Biomechanics and Ergonomics Group (BE) of Department of Mechanical Engineering and Construction, as Assistant Professor. In 2013 he promoted to Lecturer, and currently carries out its functions of teaching (Mechanics of Machines and Structures, Mobile and Articulated Systems, Theory of Machines) and researching in human grasp biomechanics.
Using kinematic reduction for studying grasping postures. An application to power and precision grasp of cylinders