Hello, I am Carlos González de Miguel, I was born in Barcelona, Spain, on 22nd June 1984. Currently, I am living in Leuven, Belgium, where I obtained my PhD degree in Engineering Science, by the KU Leuven, electrical engineering department (research group ESAT-ELECTA).

In parallel, I have worked in the KIC-Active SubStation project, developing IP in the field of Fault Passage Indicators for electrical distribution grids, and I have taken part in the KIC PhD school program, with a strong vision on innovation, economics, energy and technology.

At present, I work towards the commercialisation of my PhD topic, bridging the gap between the academic work and the actual market.

My professional interests are linked to the world of Research&Development applied to the electricity distribution sector, although I am open to other fields related to engineering, not just electrical!

In my free time, I enjoy music in many of its variants, either as amateur guitar or flute player, as well as a composer. If the Belgian weather allows it, I also enjoy walking in nature.

In this blog, you find a broader description of what I have achieved in different fields. You can always contact me if you are interested in a specific academic paper, a score, if you want to launch a collaboration in any project, either music or engineering!

EIT Awards 2016:

I was selected as a nominee in the EIT CHANGE Awards competion. The BBC recorded a promotional video describing the Fault Passage Indicator: