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Vice-rector of Internationalisation and Cooperation

Jorge Elso TorralbaJorge Elso Torralba
Tel: 948 16 9263

Jorge Elso Torralba (Pamplona, 1979) graduated in Industrial Engineering from the Public University of Navarre in 2005 and obtained a PhD in Engineering, also from the UPNA, in 2012.

He teaches in Systems and Automation Engineering, which currently belongs to the UPNA’s Department of Engineering, where he has been Associate Professor, Assistant Professor with PhD and, since 2018, Professor with PhD under contract. In 2016 he received the UPNA’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He mainly teaches in English and holds the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English. He has supervised 8 undergraduate degree projects and 6 completion of studies projects.

In 2012 and 2013, he was contracted as a researcher at the University of the Basque Country, where he formed part of the Intelligent Systems and Energy research group. He has completed two research stays at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (USA).

His research focuses on robust control and its application to non-linear, multivariable, distributed parameter systems, his chief contributions concerning quantitative feedback theory (QFT). He has published ten articles in international journals and given papers at as many conferences. He is currently supervising two PhD theses.

He has worked in close collaboration with companies in the wind-power industry since 2013, contributing to the application of robust techniques to turbine control systems and the design of algorithms to estimate variables which are difficult to access. He has also contributed to the training of engineers working in these companies through seminars and training courses. All this work has given rise to 13 transfer contracts. During his formative years as a PhD student, he had the opportunity to participate in two CICYT projects and transfer contracts both with the European Space Agency and the company SENER.

In the field of management, he was Assistant Head of International Relations in the School of Industrial and ICT Engineering (ETSIIT) between June 2016 and June 2019. This period was marked by the inclusion of international placements in the ETSIIT’s global mobility programme, the implementation of the Industrial Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering and Computer Sciences International Programmes, the execution of 15 new mobility agreements, the ETSIIT’s participation in the Erasmus+ Project Medsol and the creation of the Industry 4.0 collaboration scheme, funded by the Association of Graduates and Technical Industrial Engineers (CITI Navarra), which has led to the ETSIIT’s first Study Abroad programme, a summer course on renewable energy for students at the University of Kentucky, organised in collaboration with CITI Navarra and the University-Society Foundation.

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Alicia Chicharro Lázaro

Alicia Chicharro Lázaro
Tel: 948 16 9263

Alicia Chicharro Lázaro is a tenured professor in Public International Law and International Relations. She holds a degree in Law from the University of Navarre and a PhD in Law from the Public University of Navarre.

Her main lines of investigation address international terrorism, the institutions and political model of the European Union and international protection of human rights. She has several publications in these domains and has spoken on such matters at various conferences.

She has performed several research fellowships in foreign institutions such as the University of Oxford (United Kingdom), the Max-Planck-Institut in Heidelberg (Germany), the European Commission (Belgium) and the University of Boise (USA).

She has been an analyst for several sentences of the Court of Justice of the European Union for the publisher Aranzadi and she works as a substitute judge in the Courts of Navarre.

Regarding her management-related activities, she has been vice dean of the double-degree program in Business Administration-Management and Law at the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences.