Manuel Castro

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Manuel Castro


Manuel Castro (M’87–SM’94–F’08) received the Industrial Engineering degree and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from ETSII/Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain.

He was the National University of Distance Education’s (UNED’s) New Technologies Vice-Rector, the UNED’s Information Services Center Director, the Research and Doctorate Vice-Director, the Vice-Director of Academic Affairs with the School of Engineering, UNED, and the Director of the Department. He worked for five years in Digital Equipment Corporation, as a Senior System Engineer. He is currently a Professor of electronics technology and the Director of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UNED.

Prof. Castro is a member of the Board of the Spanish International Solar Energy Society (ISES). He belongs to the organizing committee of the IEEE EDUCON (Chair), the IEEE EDUNINE, the IEEE LWMOOCs (Chair), ISES, TAEE, and SAAEI conferences. He is a member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of the IEEE, as the Division VI Director from 2019 to 2020, a member of the Administration Committee and Board of Governors (AdCOM/BoG) from 2005 to 2021. He was a recipient of the Extraordinary Doctoral Award from the UPM and the 1988 Viesgo Doctoral Thesis Award for improving Scientific Research on Industrial Process Electricity Application. He has been world-renowned with several awards, being the most recent 2019 IEEE William E. Sayle Award for Achievement in Education of the IEEE Education Society.

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National University of Distance Education