Ricardo Albarracín is Assistant Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), member of the research group Networks and installations of low-voltage and high-voltage (RIBAT) and Assistant to the Director for International Mobility at the Senior Technical School of Engineering and Industrial Design (ETSIDI)-UPM. His areas of expertise are Partial discharges, condition monitoring, UHF sensors, Nanodielectrics and Renewable energy.
He has been working as consultant in the area of innovation and technological surveillance for HV, MV and LV equipment at BOSLAN engineering and consulting, where he is the leader in innovation, technology and R&D.
He received the B.Sc. degrees in technical electrical engineering and industrial electrical engineering, the M.Sc. degree in electrical, electronical and automatic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, from the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), Madrid, in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2014, respectively, where he is currently working.
Since 2008, he has been Assistant Professor with the Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, UC3M. His subject was power grids with distributed generation and integration of renewable sources in power systems, mainly photovoltaic energy sources. In 2011 he joined the High-Voltage Research and Tests Laboratory (LINEALT), UC3M, where he is working on insulation systems diagnosis within power cables and electrical machines. His thesis named is "Partial discharges measurement in radiofrequency".