Juan C. Vasquez (M12-SM14) received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from the Autonomous University of Manizales, Manizales, Colombia, and the Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control, Robotics, and Computer Vision from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He was with the Autonomous University of Manizales working as a teaching assistant and the Technical University of Catalonia as a Post-Doctoral Assistant in 2005 and 2008 respectively. In 2011, he was Assistant Professor and from 2014 he is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark where he is the Vice Programme Leader of the Microgrids Research Program. From Feb. 2015 to April. 2015 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Center of Power Electronics Systems (CPES) at Virginia Tech. His current research interests include operation, advanced hierarchical and cooperative control, optimization and energy management applied to distributed generation in AC and DC microgrids. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical papers only in Microgrids where 70 of them are published in International IEEE journals.
Dr. Vasquez is currently a member of the IEC System Evaluation Group SEG4 on LVDC Distribution and Safety for use in Developed and Developing Economies, the Renewable Energy Systems Technical Committee TC-RES in IEEE Industrial Electronics, PELS, IAS, and PES Societies.