Our seminar leader received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Barcelona in 1993 and 1997 respectively. During his Ph.D. studies, he was a visiting-researcher at the R&D centers of Ontario-Hydro (Toronto), Schneider Electric (Grenoble) and EDF (Paris) . He worked at VA TECH-Reyrolle in the UK from 1996 to 2000 as a senior engineer engaged in the development of Gas Insulated Switchgear. He joined Pauwels in Belgium in 2000 as R&D Project Manager in the Transformer Division and from 2002 to 2006 was the engineering manager of the Substations Division. From 2006 to 2016 he worked as Principal Consultant in Gas Insulated Switchgear for a large utility company in Queensland, Australia. From 2016 to 2017 he was Research Manager of G&W Electric in the USA doing R&D in high voltage switchgear. Since 2018 he works as high voltage switchgear specialist in the Substation Standards department of a utility company in Queensland, Australia.
He has co-authored more than 50 papers on HV switchgear, substations and electrical insulation. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Australia, senior member of the IEEE and member of several international working groups of CIGRE. He was, from 2011 to 2018, Adjunct Professor of the Queensland University of Technology where he lectures in High Voltage Switchgear and Condition Monitoring of HV plant.