Prof. Ramon Blasco-Gimenez obtained his BEng. degree from the Technical University of Valencia, Spain, in 1992, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham, U.K., in 1996.
From 1992 to 1995, he was a Research Assistant in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham. He is currently a Professor at the Dept. of Systems Engineering and Control of the Technical University of Valencia, where he teaches advanced control techniques and control of drives.
He has been a consultant to main Spanish utilities on integration of wind farms in weak grids and to large wind farm operators on risk based operation and maintenance of off-shore wind farms. His research interests include control of motor drives, wind power generation, off-shore wind farms and grid integration of renewable energy, including pioneering work on the use of diode rectifiers for the HVDC connection of off-shore power plants.
Prof. Blasco-Gimenez has been a co-recipient of the 2005 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Best Paper Award. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the Electrimacs Committee, Chartered Engineer (U.K.), member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, guest researcher of the Solar Energy Research Centre SERC-Chile and chair of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Renewable Energy Technical Committee.