Profile (CV) of the research teaching staff

Bernal Ruiz, Carlos
Department: Departamento de Ingeniería Electrónica y Comunicaciones
Field: Tecnología Electrónica
Faculty: Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura


UNIZAR teaching activity
Academic position: Profesor contratado doctor
Office phone: 976105590
ORCID number: 0000-0001-9334-4870
Carlos Bernal is Associate Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering and Communications of the University of Zaragoza, where he has developed an intense teaching activity (> 4,500 hours). Initially he worked in the RF transmission industry occupying the position of responsible in the factory of new developments (1998-2001). Since 2002 he has been teaching analog electronics, power, radiofrequency and communications in various degrees from EUITIZ, CPS and ENIA, and is therefore co-responsible for the training of more than 2000 electronics specialists. Since 2008 he has been involved in the management of the Degree in Telecommunication Technologies and Services and in the Master of Research in Electronic Engineering, especially in the aspect of adapting new subjects to the EHEA.

Carlos Bernal has contributed in 62 research projects (30 competitive public calls and 32 research private funded contracts). He has been a full member of the consolidated group DGA-GEPM since its inception and is active in the field of power electronics with joint research with companies such as BSH, Philips Power Solutions, GM, Motorola, EdP, ELT, Mitusbishi, Denso or Siemens.  He has also been a principal investigator in 12 research projects with an overal budget of > 2.5M€.

In his facet of transference he is inventor of several patents with several companies (15), between the basic ones and those extended to countries like Germany, United States or China. Most of the inventions are currently in production, especially those related to the design of more efficient converters. He is also the author or co-author of 82 contributions to conferences, including IEEE (MTT, APEC, ISEC, ISCAS).

He is author of 25 journal papers, mostly in relevant positions of JCR international journals. Journals include the Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT), IEEE transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL), IEEE Trasactions on Industrial Electronics (TIE), Journal of Power Sources or Energies. He has also been a reviewer since 2004 of several journals and conferences comittes in the field of High Frecuency Power Electronics (Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Transactions on Power Electronics, Transactions on Circuits and Systems, APEC or ISIE). He has also received the mention of the BSH Innovation Award twice. At the moment it has recognized several sexenios of investigation (CNEAI 2, ACPUA 3) and autonomic grants. He has directed more than 84 academic proyects (66 PFC, 8 TFG and 10 TFM), most of those related to research and development in electronic stages and systems stand out. He has advised a doctoral PhD (already defended on 02/02/2016) and is currently directing four additional PhDs in the research group.

Since 8 July 2012, he has been a co-founder and technical advisor of the Spin-Off EPIC POWER CONVERTERS, SL, which has received numerous national and international awards (13 in the period 2014 to 2016), is dedicated to efficient conversion oriented to saving Of energy and which is part of the Spin-Off program of the University of Zaragoza. EPIC has raised an overall turn-over of more than 1M€/yr. Has been adwarded with a Fullbright grant from the Department of State (USA) in 2017 and has received donating fundings from the Mitsubishi Research Laboratories MERL, in the MIT consortium, to sustain his career.

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