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Personal Docente e Investigador

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More than 18 years’ experience in thermal systems design and simulation (heating, cooling and solar). In his career, firstly was project designer in the field of thermal facilities & systems, including works managing & commissioning. Started in 2006, in the field of and renewable energy and energy efficiency. In 2012 moves to Research area, being hired in projects with University Research Groups. Besides his technological expertise in thermal systems and renewable energies, he was active in the university field as assistant professor in the Public University of Navarra (UPNA) along 2010-2016.

He started in the Research area in 2012 as Project collaborator in IMAC Research Group (Mechanical Engineering Applied and Computational) of UPNA University. Later in 2014 was contracted as Project collaborator for a Solar Cooling Project in Thermal and Fluid Engineering Research Group of UPNA university. Lately, in 2016 he moved to CENER where he is currently focused in Power cycles and innovative Plant concepts for Concentrated Solar Power, and Solar Heat Process Plants concepts, in the Solar Thermal Energy Department.

He owns more than 600h of teaching experience in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Materials, of Public University of Navarra UPNA, in Thermal engines and HVAC area. He also participated in a Courses of Thermal Installations, and some teaching Activity for ATECYR (Spanish Technical Association of HVAC).

TRAINING

  • PHD on Science and Industrial Technologies (Ongoing).
  • MASTER RESEARCH on INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES ( Energy ) UNED 2013. Master’s Thesis: Thermofluidynamic Modelling, implementation and simulations of a parabolic trough collector.
  • INDUSTRIAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. UPNA. (2003)
  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING. UPNA. (1994)

AWARDS

  • 3rd National Prix of Mechanical Engineering (1994).
  • 1st qualification in Mechanical Engineering of the Public University of Navarra (1994)

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  1. RESEARCHER in the area of Solar Thermal Energy Department at National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER). January 2016 - Present.

Position held:       CSP and Solar Thermal applications Research Engineer

Main Tasks: CSP Plant Modelling, Solar systems Components, Thermal systems Components and Power cycles modelling, simulation and parametric optimization (Modelica, C++, Visual Basic, TRNSYS, DYMOLA, MATLAB, OCTAVE, GENOPT).  R&D projects proposal writing and management.

  1. Contracted project RESEARCHER by Thermal and Fluids Engineering Research Group UPNA (2014 - 2016).

Main Tasks: Solar Cooling Plant Modelling, Solar systems Components, Thermal systems Components and Power cycles modelling, simulation and parametric optimization (C++, Visual Basic, TRNSYS, DYMOLA, MATLAB, OCTAVE, GENOPT). 

  1. Contracted project RESEARCHER by IMAC Research Group UPNA (2012 - 2014)

Main Tasks: Multibody mechanical systems simulation, Linear and non-linear solvers implementation and optimization (C, C++, MATLAB, SIMULINK). 

  1. Freelance Engineer on Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (2010 - 2012)

Main Tasks: Building energy simulation and certification, Energy efficiency and CHP, Solar Thermal building facilities design, Water managements and SUDS design (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems). Thermal systems design software development (Visual Basic, Excel VBA, CALENER, DOE, Energy Plus, SWMM, OCTAVE). 

  1. Engineer at DURSO (2008 - 2009): Technical Head.

Thermal systems, Energy efficiency and CHP, Solar Thermal building facilities design, Water managements and SUDS design (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems). Thermal systems design software development (Visual Basic, Excel VBA, CALENER, DOE, Energy Plus, SWMM, OCTAVE). 

  1. Engineer at LEYRE ENGINEERING PROJECTS (1998 - 2008): Technical Head.

Thermal systems, Energy efficiency, Solar Thermal building facilities design. Thermal systems design software development (Visual Basic, Excel VBA, CALENER, OCTAVE). 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

560h as Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Materials, Public University of Navarra. (2010-2016)

75h of Course of Thermal Installations for the University-Society UPNA Foundation.  (2014) 

21h of Formative Activity ATECYR (Technical Association of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration): Courses on Building Energy Certification:  CERMA. 2011 (8h ) , CALENER GT. 2011 (8h), CALENER GT. 2011 (8h)

RELEVENT CREDENTIALS on R&D Activities

HTSTORAGE (Advanced high temperature and low cost thermal storage systems development in Navarra)

 

Date: January 2017 – Present

Client: Government of Navarra, Pamplona (Spain).

Project features:

Development of high temperature thermal storage systems aiming CSP applications

Development of medium and high temperature thermal storage systems for industry

Position held: Coordinator and CSP Plants and Heat Process Plants and Simulation Engineer

Activities:

Team coordination and managing.

Modelling, simulation and validation of several innovatives thermal storage concepts in CSP plants, using transient-dynamics modeling.

 

CAPTURE (Competitive Air Power Towers)

 

Date: January 2016 – Present

Client: European Commission. H2020-LCE-2014-1, Contract No. 640905.(http://capture-solar-energy.eu/).

Project features:

Development an of innovative CSP Plant model based in air Receivers and Multi-Tower Concepts

Integration of a DSCC (Decoupled Solar Combined Cycle) in a CSP Plant

Development of a Cost-Competitive Small-size heliostat Concept

Development and testing of an innovative air receiver prototype

Position held: CSP Plants Modelling and Simulation Engineer

Activities:

Implementation, Simulation and parametric optimization of an innovative CSP Plant concepts based in air Receivers, Multi-Tower Concepts and DSCC Power cycles

 

EUROSUNMED (EURO-MEDITERRANEAN COOPERATION ON RESEARCH & TRAINING IN SUN BASED RENEWABLE ENERGIES)

 

Date: January 2016 – December 2017.

Client: European Commission FP7-ENERGY-2013-1 / ENERGY.2013.2.9.1

Project features:

Implementation of components of innovative CSP Plant concepts based in air Receivers and Multi-Tower Concepts

Integration of a DSCC (Decoupled Solar Combined Cycle) in a CSP Plant

Position held: CSP Plants components Modelling and Simulation Engineer

Activities:

Simulation and parametric optimization of an innovative CSP Plant concepts based in air Receivers, Multi-Tower Concepts and DSCC Power cycles in the MENA region.

 

OTHER PROJECTS

DPI2011-24287: "Thermoelectric generation with Residual Heat energy" (2015)

IIM14288.RI1: “"Developing a cooling system for the food industry using thermal sources as solar energy and waste heat (SOLAR COOLING)" (2014-2015)

IPT-2011-1149-370000-EUROCIVIS: "Technological developments for a suburban train platform oriented to the European sector - EUROCIVIS" (2012-2014)

IAP-530000-2008-49 "DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEM THROUGH INNOVATIVE DESIGN MODULAR DIMMING CELLS (INNOSUDS) (2008-2010)

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. “Advanced Power Cycles and Configurations for Solar Towers: Techno-economical Optimization of the Decoupled Solar Combined Cycle Concept”, 23nd SolarPACES Conference, 26-29 September 2017, Santiago, Chile 
  2. Advanced Power Cycles and Configurations for Solar Towers: Modeling and optimization of the Decoupled Solar Combined Cycle concept ”, 22nd SolarPACES Conference, 11 – 14 October 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE 
  3. "Thermoelectric-driven autonomous sensors for a biomass power plant" Journal of Electronic Materials . Journal of Electronic Materials. 42 - 7, pp. Pp. 42-7, pp. 2006 - 2013. (United States): Springer, 2013. ISSN 0361-5235 0361-5235

PARTICIPATION IN TECHNICAL CONFERENCES

  1. Workshop on "Thermal Energy Storage" at the Greennovate, in behalf of the company CENER. Mayo, 2008. Dec 2016.
  2. Workshop on "Sustainable Urban Development and Heritage" at the Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV, in representation of the company DURSO. May 2008.
  3. "Sponge Gardens" in Conference on Sustainable Drainage, organized by NILSA (Local Infrastructure Navarra), and the Commonwealth of the Pamplona. . October, 2010.
  4. Presentation on "Energy Audit in a Town street Lighting system " in conferences organized by the Observatory of Aragon Environment (OMA) and the Confederation of Employers of Aragon (CREA). September 2011

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