Electrical Engineer (1986 ), Master in Energy Generating Systems (1989) from the Universidad del Valle UV, Colombia; DEA (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) in Control Systems from the Polytechnic National Institute of Grenoble, France. Professor since 1988 at UV. Director of the Industrial Control Research Group. Pre and postgraduate teaching in mathematical modeling, control systems and electromechanical drives. Research fields: optimal and non-linear control, engineering education.