"When I was a kid I used to play with playmobil and lego. Later on I discovered Mafalda. Now I agree with Mies van der Rohe: less is more."

mar gonzalez franco


As an engineer being linked to research I’m thrilled to find innovative solutions to overcome obstacles.
I like challenges and I believe that there are creative ways to solve new problems.


Mar is an experienced technologist and neuroscientist that has held several research positions in top academic institutions such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MediaLab), Tsinghua University and the University College London. Willing to impact larger audiences she pivoted into working for major industrial laboratories worldwide such as Microsoft Research (USA) and Airbus Group Innovations (UK).
She graduated in Computer Science from Universitat Ramon LLull, in Barcelona 2008. Completed a Master in Biomedical Engineering in a join program between Universitat de Barcelona and in China 2010. She later earned a PhD in Immersive Virtual Reality under the supervision of Prof. Mel Slater at the EVENT-Lab, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MediaLab).


If you want to find out more about me don’t hesitate
to explore the projects I'm doing and I’ve done in the past
through my website.

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