Systems and Automation Engineering Department, University of Seville
Camino de los Descubrimientos sn., 41092, Sevilla, Spain

Contact Information

Call: +34 954482294

Email: pepemaestre (at)

Prof. J.M. Maestre

Full Professor

Systems and Automation Engineering Department
University of Seville


PhD on automation and robotics by the University of Seville, where he works as full professor. In this regard, at the age of 38 he is one of the ten youngest full professors in the Spanish University System and the youngest one at University of Seville. He has also worked in LTH at Lund University (guest researcher), TU Delft (postdoc), University of Cadiz (assistant professor), University of Pavia (visiting professor), and Tokyo Institute of Technology (overseas researcher). Besides his PhD, which was awarded with the extraordinary prize of the University of Seville, he has master degrees on Smart Homes and Intelligent Buildings (Technical University of Madrid),  Telecommunications Economics (National Distance Education University), and Economics and Development (University of Seville). His main research interests are the control of distributed systems and the integration of service robots in the smart home. He has authored and coauthored more than one hundred journal and conference papers regarding these topics. Also he has (co)edited the books Service robotics within the Digital Home: Applications and Future Prospects (Springer, 2011),  Distributed Model Predictive Control Made Easy  (Springer, 2014) and Domótica para Ingenieros (Paraninfo, 2015), and he has (co)authored several books, including A Programar se Aprende Jugando (Paraninfo, 2017) and Sistemas de Medida y Regulación (Paraninfo, 2018) . Finally, he has been involved in the development of several technological firms such as Idener and Mobile Water Management.


  1. 2020

    MSc. Model-based Drug Development

    University of Manchester, England
  2. Jan 2017

    MSc. Economics and Development

    University of Seville, Spain
  3. Dec 2010

    PhD. on Automation and Robotics

    University of Seville, Spain
  4. Oct 2010

    MSc. Telecommunication Economics

    National Distance Education University (UNED), Spain
  5. Jan 2007

    MSc. Home and Building Automation

    Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
  6. Sep 2005

    BSc.+MSc. Telecommunications Engineering

    University of Seville, Spain

Professional Appointments

  1. 2020-nowadays
    Full Professor
    University of Seville
  2. 2013-2020
    Associate Professor
    University of Seville
  3. 2011-2013
    Assistant Professor
    University of Seville
  4. 2011
    Assistant Professor
    University of Cádiz
  5. 2011
    TU Delft
  6. 2010
    Lecturer / Postdoc Researcher
    University of Seville
  7. 2006-2010
    University Professor Training Program (FPU)
    University of Seville

Awards & Prizes

  • 2017
    Extraordinary Master Award
    University of Seville
  • 2012
    atrÉBT! (business plan and business idea)
    University of Cádiz
  • 2010
    Extraordinary Doctorate Award
    University of Seville
  • 1999
    Extraordinary Undergraduate Award
    Junta de Andalucía