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Pablo Sanchis Gúrpide (Pamplona, 1970) has a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the Public University of Navarre (2002), for which he won the Prize for the Best Thesis awarded by the Polytechnic University of Madrid’s José Antonio de Artigas y Sanz Foundation. Prior to that, he graduated in both Industrial Engineering (1995) and Business Administration and Management (1994) from the UPNA.
Sanchis started his research career in 1996 with a two-year stint at the Delft University of Technology (Delft, Netherlands) on a scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Science. In 1997, he joined the Public University of Navarre as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, combining his teaching duties in the UPNA with his work in Delft over the academic year 1997-1998 before working exclusively in the UPNA as of 1998-1999. He has supervised more than a hundred Final-Year Undergraduate Degree Projects and twenty-two research and Final Master’s Degree Projects.
His research work, which he carries out in the INGEPER group (Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics and Renewable Energies), focuses on electricity generation using renewable energies, grid integration, power electronics, energy storage systems, hydrogen technologies and micro-grids. He has taken part in ten public R&D projects funded by the European Commission, the National R&D&innovation Plan and the Government of Navarre, some of which are ongoing. He has supervised or co-supervised six PhD theses and is currently supervising or co-supervising four more. He has co-authored more than a hundred publications in journals and international conference proceedings, and two book chapters.
In 2013, he won the Public University of Navarre’s Research Prize for best scientific contribution in 2012 and was awarded the Caja Navarra – UNED Research Project Prize in 2006. He has taken part in more than fifty research contracts with enterprises and co-authored six international and two national patents (four of which are currently being exploited and two which have been exploited in the past).
At administrative level, he has been the Head of the UPNA’s Special Department of Renewable Energies since 2010 and Secretary of the Smart Cities Institute since 2015. He has also previously been Deputy Head of the School of Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications (ETSIIT), and Deputy Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.