Josep Balcells was born in Vila-rodona (Tarragona) , Spain, in 1949. Received the Master and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, in 1975 and 1983, respectively.
From 1978 to 1986, he was the head of R&D in AGUT SA (now a GE-group company). Since 1986 he is Professor at the Electronics Engineering Department of UPC, and technical consultant of CIRCUTOR GROUP.
His research interests include EMC in power systems, renewable energy systems, and design of power converters. He is author of several books and papers related with EMC in power systems, power quality measurement and filtering and has been responsible for several research projects funded by the Spanish Ministries of Science and Technology and Industry, and by the European Union.
Dr. Balcells is a Senior Member of IEEE and is serving as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS since 2004.