Director of the Sustainable Energy Center (SEC) and professor in Power electronics applied to renewable energy in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.
His main research interests include modeling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic converters, principally for dc/ac power conversion, grid-connection of renewable energy sources, and Microgrid application.

Professional Preparation Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, 2013. Control Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, 2008.

B.S. in Electronic Engineering, Universidad del Valle, Colombia, 2003.

Professional Appointments

Since 2022: Professor; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (UPRM).

2018- 2022: Associate Professor; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (UPRM).

2015-2018: Assistant Professor; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (UPRM).

2014: Postdoc Researcherin Microgrid, Aalborg University, Denmark.

2009-2013: Researcher, Center technologic CTM, Barcelona, Spain.

Current Projects

PI at DOE Resilient Operation of Networked Community Microgrids with High Solar Penetration, (sub-award from Oak Ridge National Lab) $480,420.00 (07/01/2021 – 06/30/2024)

Co-PI at NSF Collaborative Research: RII Track-2 FEC: STORM: Data-Driven Approaches for Secure Electric Grids in Communities Disproportionately Impacted by Climate Change, $760,106.00 (09/15/2023 – 08/31/2027)

CO-PI at DOE Puerto Rico Grid Resilience Hubs, (sub-award from Interstate Renewable Energy Council IREC), $992,000.00 (09/29/2023-09/28/2025)

Co-PI at Development and Validation of Models to Assess Dynamic Response of Converter-Dominated Power Systems across Multiple Spatiotemporal Scales, (sub-award from University of Alaska, Fairbanks) $1,229,307.00 (10/01/2019 – 09/30/2025)

Past Projects

PI at DOE Developing socially and economically generative, resilient PV-energy systems for low- and moderate-income communities: Applications for Puerto Rico, (sub-award from Arizona State University) $1,229,307.00 (04/01/2019 – 31/11/2022)

Senior Personnel at NSF Building Capacity: A Collaborative Undergraduate STEM Program in Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure, $1,111,530.00 (10/01/2018 – 09/30/2023)

Co-PI at EDA: Puerto Rican Solar Business Assistance and Workforce Development(sub-award from The Solar Foundation) $500,000.00 (10/01/2020 – 09/30/2022)

PI at Development of Representative Microgrids Test Cases and Study of Selected Operational Scenarios in the Island of Puerto Rico, (sub-award from SANDIA National Laboratories) $100,000.00 (09/30/2019 – 31/08/2020)

PI at NSF MRI:Development of a Real-world Microgrid Simulation / Testing Instrument, $355,640.00 (09/15/2018 – 31/08/2020)

Co-PI at NSF CRISP Type 2: Interdependent Electric and Cloud Services for Sustainable, Reliable, and Open Smart Grids,  $1,499,988.00 (09/15/2015 – 08/31/2019)

Senior Personnel at DOE Leveraging Industry Research to Educate a Future Electric Grid Workforce, GRIDed, DE-FOA-0000856, (09/30/2018 – 2/14/2019)