Carolina Marugán Cruz
Technical Coordinator of the UC3M Team
Carolina Marugán Cruz is Visiting Professor at the Energy System Engineering (ISE) group of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Carolina Marugán-Cruz started her mechanical engineering studies at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and continued her studies in the INSA de Lyon during 2001-2002. After obtaining her degree in 2004 at Carlos III, she obtained her PhD in Mathematical Engineering in 2008, under the supervision of Carlos Martínez-Bazán and Javier Rodríguez-Rodríguez. She has complemented her formation with various stays at the University of Monash in Melbourne, University of Jaen (Spain), at UCSD in San Diego and at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Carolina’s research interests include: Concentrated solar power and molten salts; Dynamics of laminar jets with different jet-to-ambient density ratio and the dynamics of vortex formation; Dynamics of Fluidized bed; Dynamics and characterization and conversion techniques of biomass fuels; Energy conversion systems.
Jorge Martínez Crespo
Jorge Martínez Crespo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid since 1998. Previously, he worked in the Research & Development Division of Repsol Butano S.A. He received his BS degree in power engineering from E.T.S. de Ingenieros Industriales de Madrid in 1995 and his PhD degree in electrical engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2004. His research interests include grid integration of renewable energy systems, and power systems operation, planning and optimization.
Ulpiano Ruiz-Rivas Hernando
Ulpiano Ruiz-Rivas Hernando is Head of the Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He studied at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid where he obtained a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1991. After a two year fellowship at CERN (AT division, Vacuum Group), he joined the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 1994. He presented his PhD Thesis in 2000 (about PIV measurements and visualization techniques on forced, co-flowing water jets) and became associate professor in 2004.
His research activities involve measurement techniques in fluid flows, the study of the dynamics of fluidized beds and characterization and conversion techniques of biomass fuels. These activities are performed in the sphere of the Energy Systems Engineering Group at UC3M. He also works in appropriate technologies for water and energy supplies in underdeveloped regions, as a member of the Appropriate Technologies Group at UC3M.
He has been teaching at Carlos III University since October 1994 to present. His main subjects involve Applied Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. He has been Director of the Master in Thermal and Fluid Engineering from July 2006 to 2010.
Domingo Santana Santana
Domingo Santana Santana is Associate Professor in the Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering and the Energy System Engineering Group at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He studied at the Universidad de La Laguna where he obtained a degree in Mathematics in 1994. He obtained his Master in Energy and Environmental Engineering and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. His research activities involve measurement techniques in fluidized beds, the study of its dynamics and characterization and conversion techniques of biomass fuels.
María Venegas Bernal
María Venegas Bernal is a nuclear engineer and associate professor in the Thermal and Fluid Engineering Department of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She has a MS degree in Nuclear and Energy Facilities Engineering from the Instituto Superior de Ciencias y Tecnología Nucleares (ISCTN), La Habana, Cuba and a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. Her research focuses on heat and mass transfer, thermal solar energy, and absorption refrigeration systems. She teaches Heat Transfer, Applied Thermodynamics, and Environmental Engineering.
Javier Villa Briongos
Javier Villa Briongos is Associate Professor in the Thermal and Fluid Engineering Department of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He obtained his BS, MSc and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). His research interests include: Process Engineering, Thermo-Chemical Systems, Fluidization, Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics, Instrumentation and Control, Advanced Control.
Miriam Bueno Lorenzo
Miriam Bueno Lorenzo received her PhD from the Department of Electrical Engineering, March 2014 and MSc in electrical engineering, December 2010, from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M). Since 2008 she has been teaching and researching at UC3M and has participated in and coordinated both research and cooperation and development projects granted by national and international institutions. These projects have focused on the integration of renewable energies in power systems as well as on the cooperation with higher education institutions, such as the universities of Nicaragua, Haiti, Cuba, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
Fernando Hernandez Jimenez
Fernando Hernández Jiménez is Teaching Assistant in the Energy System Engineering Group of the Thermal and Fluid Engineering Department at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He started his mechanical engineering studies at the Universidad Carlos III in 2003. After obtaining his degree in 2007 at University Carlos III, he obtained his Master in Thermal and Fluids Engineering in 2009. His formation has continued with a research stay at the ETH Zurich, working with Prof. Christoph R. Müller during the summer of 2010 and autumn of 2011. Fernando obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in October 2013.
Fernando's research is mainly focused on CFD simulations of fluidized beds, studying its global behaviour and comparing its results with experimental data and theoretical models. He has also worked on biomass analysis.
Silvia Gallart Parramón
Administrative Coordinator of the UC3M Team
Silvia Gallart Parramón is Directora de la Oficina de Cooperación Universitaria al Desarrollo of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.