The aim of the LPF-TAGRALIA research group is to make relevant contributions to the development of engineering in agriculture, generating knowledge and developing new technologies, in collaboration with the main social actors involved (armers, food producers, industry and linked organizations) trying to contribute to eradicate hunger, improve the health and well-being of people and safeguard and improve the environment, within the global objectives of sustainability.


The Group has twenty researchers. The main scientific fields of its activity focus on biosystems engineering, agriculture, production technologies, post-harvest technologies, environmental technologies, automation, energy and statistical modelling. The potential of the group's research lies in its knowledge of the fundamentals of transversal technologies with potential uses in very diverse applications, and its experience in putting them into practice in different sectors of the field of agroengineering. These are low-cost, non-destructive technologies that, together with ICTs, allow the automated supervision of products, processes, machines and/or animals.  


In addition to developing projects, the Group provides services of consultancy, prospective, technological monitoring, product evaluation, system implementation, studies and testing services to companies and organizations, mainly in the agri-food sector, relying on its available infrastructures and labs. It also provides training to companies in the technologies in which it is specialized.


Research lines

  •    SMARTSENS: Development of intelligent sensors in agri-food, integrating environmental and volatile sensors, wireless sensor networks, communication systems and implementation of models
  • •   REGENERA: Research in generation, transport, storage and use of energy in rural areas, with special attention to renewable energies
  • •   BIOMECHATRONICS, PRECISION AGRICULTURE AND ROBOTICS: Development of advanced electromechanical devices for the improvement of agro-industrial machinery, advanced control.
  • •   DAVINCI: Development and application of advanced modeling techniques in agri-food, multidimensional analysis, analytical modelling, optimal design, predictive control
  • •   METASCAN: Instrumental measurement of the quality of agri-food products using non-destructive multidimensional techniques (mechanical, spectroscopic, multispectral and hyperspectral vision, magnetic resonance tomography)
  • •   TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFER AND INNOVATION: Transversal structural activity whose objective is to promote the transfer of knowledge and technology to the productive sector.



Community Representatives

  • •   Lourdes Lleo García
  • •   Constantino Valero Ubierna
  • •   Pilar Barreiro Elorza