Javier García-González (Ph. D.) obtained his Industrial Engineering degree, specialized in Electricity, from the E.T.S.E.I.B, Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain in 1996. He joined the Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (IIT) at Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, where he obtained his Ph. D. degree in 2001. The title of his Ph.D. dissertation was “Short-term optimal scheduling and strategic bidding in a electricity markets. Nature of the problem and solution methods”, which was awarded by the Spanish Royal Doctors Academy as the best thesis in the scientific and technological area in that year.
Currently he is Tenured Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department of ICAI School of Engineering, U. Pontificia Comillas. Since December 2007, he is the Director of the Master in the Electric Power Industry, and the Coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Economics and Management of Network Industries. He also belongs to the research staff of the IIT, developing his main research activity in the group “Decision Support Systems for the Energy Sector”. He has participated in more than 45 research projects developed mainly for electric companies and related institutions, and he has been the PI (principal investigator) of 25 of them. In particular, he has been the leader of the work-package of European Project TWENTIES devoted to perform a transversal economic impact analysis. He has been visiting scholar at the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research (CEEPR) in 2010, and he has been the lecturer of the MIT-IAP course entitled “Electric Power System Modeling for a Low Carbon Economy” sponsored by the Engineering System Division and the MIT Energy Initiative since January 2010. He has also been visiting scholar at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in 2012. He has co-authored 11 journal papers, 22 conference papers and 5 book chapters.