The industrial and computer engineer Alícia Casals, associated researcher at IBEC and professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), is interviewed in “el Periódico” to talk about the merits of the female researchers and to inspire young women in their disciplines.
Alícia Casals led the Robotics group at IBEC from 2008-2015, where she began a spin-off company with the UPC, Rob Surgical Systems, which aims to develop a minimally invasive robotic station for surgery, Bitrack, and also worked alongside researchers at the Institut de Recerca de l’Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and at the UPC on the development of Surgitrainer, a training platform for laparoscopic surgery.
Alícia was recognized for her work as a research scientist in the “16 Científiques Catalanes” exhibition organized by the “Associació Catalana de Comunicació Científica” in 2010, and immortalised as a notable representative of the field of industrial engineering in the educational card game “La paciència és la mare de la ciència” by IEC’s Secció de Ciències i Tecnologia, and in 2015 she received a 2015 fem.talent Award at the fem.talent Fòrum in Barcelona.
Now, in the section of “el Periódico” dedicated to the #No more Matildas movement, Alícia analyzes her past by evaluating the discrimination she suffered for being a woman and the gender inequalities she faced in order to achieve her goals.
« Technology and science can promote social balance »
Alícia Casals, Associated Researcher at IBEC
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