Mr. Carlos Montes
ITER, Granadilla de Abona, Spain
I have a Licenciatura in Physics, with a specialty in Astrophysics by the University of La Laguna (Spain, 1997), a MEngSc in Microelectronics by the University College Cork (Ireland, 2000) and a MSMOT Certificate by the University of Texas at San Antonio (USA, 2004). I started working in ITER’s Department of Photovoltaics in 2004, contributing to the management of the installation, operation and maintenance of 45 MW of grid-connected PV power in the island of Tenerife (Spain). Besides, I’ve participated in several R&D projects in Photovoltaics, financed with public funds (Hydrobus, Hymac, HYRESS, NANOSIL, QUATUMORG, UVSiTE, AiSoVol), as well as projects of special relevance focused on the promotion of renewable energies in developing countries (EURO-SOLAR, Macsen-PV, MACLAB-PV). Since 2016, I am technical manager for ITER’s PV Solar Cell Laboratory (SICELLAB), while also pursuing a PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of La Laguna.