Íñigo de la Parra holds a B.Sc. degree in industrial engineering (2010) and M.Sc. degree in Renewable Energies: Electric Generation (2012) from the Public University of Navarre (UPNA). In 2015, he received a PhD in Communications Technologies, Bioengineering and Renewable Energies from UPNA within the Eurepean seventh framework program project PVCROPS where, in addition to UPNA, the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the University of Évora , the Dublin Institute of Technology and the companies CL Senes, ONE, Acciona Energía SA, Ingeteam SA, RTONE, Sunswitch SA, REDT LTD and APERE took part in the project.
He began his teaching career in 2013 when he lectures as a teaching collaborator in various courses in the area of Electrical Engineering. Subsequently, he was an part-time professor in the course 2015-2016 and assistant professor during the academic years 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Since September 2019, he is an associate professor in charge of 5 courses within the B.Sc. degree in industrial engineering, B.Sc. international program degree in industrial engineering, B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronic engineering and M.Sc. degree in industrial engineering. Likewise, he has directed or co-directed 10 bachelor and master thesis and is currently co-directing a Ph.D. within the Fundación Carolina scholarship program.
In 2011, he joined the research group in Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics and Renewable Energies (INGEPER) and, since 2015, he is a member of the UPNA Institute of Smart Cities. His main lines of research are the integration of photovoltaics into the electrical grid, analysis of different techniques to mitigate photovoltaic power fluctuations and the development of new strategies to manage photovoltaic plants with energy storage systems. As a result of this teaching and research experience, it is noteworthy his participation in 3 public funded projects (two national and one European), another 9 with private companies (Acciona Energía SA and Ingeteam Power Technology among others), co-author of 11 scientific publications in international journals , a book chapter, 19 contributions to international conferences, 4 international presentations and the conduct of 4 seminars, all related to the progress being made in his research. As a consequence, he has 2 patents that have already received the first positive report from the evaluation commission. In addition, from April to July 2018, he carried out a research stay as visitor scholar at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) within the grid integration research group of the Center for Energy Research (CER).
Since June 2019, he is the vice dean responsible of internationalization and mobility at the UPNA School of Industrial & ICT Engineering (ETSIIIT). In turn, he is a member of the University Senate and the ETSIIIT Board.