A graduate from the University of Oviedo receives the international award for the best young engineer in electric power systems
May 30, 2012
Alejandro Dan Domínguez has been distinguished with the award that the IEEE Power and Energy Society gives to engineers under 35
The Asturian researcher Alejandro Domínguez García, graduated from the University of Oviedo, has been awarded with the international prize for young engineers in the field of electric power systems. This award, which is granted by the IEEE Power and Energy Society. distinguishes engineers under 35 who have contributed to the progress in their field of study.
Alejandro Dan Domínguez García was trained in the Polytechnic Engineering School of Gijón, where he graduated in 2011 and he lectured between 2011 and 2002. He carried out his PhD at the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in 2007 and is currently conducting research and teaching in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of Illinois, in Urbana-Champaign.
The IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award is the second prize he has received since he joined the University of Illinois, as in 2010 he was granted the "Award Career" by the National Science Foundation (NSF) of USA, within the "Energy, Power and Adaptive Systems" program, which this organism grants to young lecturers.
His research is framed within the fields of reliability and control theories with special emphasis in their application to eletric energy systems. One of his current research lines focuses on the study of the impact that the growing dependence on renewable energies (basically wind power and solar energy) may have on the reliability of the electric energy supply.
The IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award is given annually since 1994 to under-35 engineers with an outstanding career in the field of electric energy. This is an award that aims to promote excellence in the area of electric energy and up to now has been awarded mostly to American engineers.
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