E. (Elena) Martínez Millana

E. (Elena) Martínez Millana


Elena Martínez Millana is a Margarita Salas postdoctoral fellow (Ministry of Universities, Spanish Government) funded by the European Union (Next Generation EU programme) for three years, the first two at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the third at Technical University of Madrid (UPM) (2022-24). In January 2022, she joined the research group Architecture Culture and Modernity (BK, TU Delft) and the Jaap Bakema Study Centre as Visiting Scholar.

Academic background

Elena holds a PhD in Architecture from the TU Madrid (UPM), Doctorate Programme in Advanced Architectural Projects (DPAA). She obtained the "Cum Laude" and "International Doctorate" mentions (2021) and the "Extraordinary Doctoral Thesis Award 2020-21" (2022). She was granted a pre-doctoral fellowship funded by the European Union and the Community of Madrid (2017-18/2018-19) and received other grants for her research stay at TU Delft, such as the one provided by the UPM Social Council and the Erasmus+ Traineeship (2019-20).
She holds a Master of Advanced Architectural Projects (MPAA) from the TU of Madrid (ETSAM, UPM) (2015) and a Master of Architecture from the TU of Valencia (ETSAV, UPV) (2013), with a double specialization in the degree in “Architectural Heritage Intervention”, and “Urban Planning and Intervention in the City”. She received an Erasmus+ Scholarship (EU) to study one year at l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ENSA) Paris-Malaquais, Université Paris Sciences & Lettres (PSL) (2009-10).
Elena joined the research group in Collective Housing (GIVCO, UPM) at TU Madrid in 2015. Since then, her research has been focused on the field of housing. During her pre-doctoral academic training, she has participated with them in several activities on developing and disseminating other investigations. Also, on teaching the Project courses at the Department of Architectural Projects (DPA, ETSAM, UPM), first as a Mentor 2014-15, later as an Intern 2015-16/2016-17, and finally as a Collaborator 2017-18/2018-19.

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