Joaquín Bautista Valhondo (Barcelona). Industrial Engineer (1983) – Energy Technologies - by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Predoctoral researcher (1984) of the Government of France at Division d'Eploitation des Reacteurs Prototypes et Experimentaux du Centre d'Études Nucléaires de Grenoble (CENG-CEA). PhD in Industrial Engineering (1993) by the UPC. Award of the UPC to the best doctoral thesis in Industrial Engineering (1995). Civil servant of Career of the Teachers' Body of the Higher Education System in Spain (Area 650: Business Management): Assistant Professor (1990), Associate Professor (1994) and Full Professor (2002) at Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB) - UPC. Affiliated Researcher (2007-2016) at the European Centre for Soft Computing (ECSC). Academic director (2005) of the Nissan Chair UPC of Innovation in Automotion. Positive evaluation of research activity for 5 consecutive periods of six years (1985-2014) by the Spanish Government (CNEAI). Academic Numerary Member of the Royal Academy of Doctors (2014) in 5th Section: Technological Sciences.