Department: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica, de Comunicaciones y de Sistemas (DIEECS)

Area: Electrical Engineering



Doctor by the Universidad de Oviedo with the thesis Synchronization, islanding detection and power quality improvement in distributed power generation systems 2015. Supervised by Dr. David Díaz Reigosa, Dr. Fernando Briz del Blanco.

Cristian Blanco (Senior Member, IEEE) was born in Villablino, Leon (Spain). He received the B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Oviedo, Gijon, Spain, in 2010, 2011, and 2015, respectively. The Regional Ministry of Education and Science of Asturias awarded him a fellowship for the Personnel Research Training Program in 2011. From September 2012 to February 2013, he was a Ph.D. Guest at Aalborg University, Denmark. From July 2019 to December 2019, he was a Visiting Faculty at The University of British Columbia, Canada. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, University of Oviedo. Additionally, he is a member of the LEMUR Research Team. His research interests include modeling and control of islanded and grid-connected converters including storage systems, hybrid AC/DC microgrids, energy management systems, and hybrid power plants with energy storage capabilities. He was the recipient of an IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition Second Prize Paper Award, in 2013, and the University of Oviedo Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award, in 2016.