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Manuel Castro

Professor, Spanish University for Distance Education; Senior Past President, IEEE Education Society at IEEE

About Me

Manuel Castro is an Electrical and Computer Engineering educator in the Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED) and has a doctoral industrial engineering degree from the ETSII/UPM. He is a Full Professor of Electronics Technology inside the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and is Head of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNED. Castro was co-chair of the conference FIE 2014 (Frontiers in Education Conference) organized in Madrid, Spain, by the IEEE and the ASEE, and co-chaired REV 2016 (Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentations) in Madrid, Spain. Castro is a Fellow member of IEEE (for contributions to distance learning in electrical and computer engineering education) and member of the Board of Governors (BoG) (2005–2018) of the IEEE Education Society, President (2013-2014) and Jr Past-President (2015-2016) of the IEEE Education Society; Founder and Past-Chairman (2004-2006) of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Education Society, Past-Chair of the IEEE Spain Section (2010-2011) and IEEE Region 8 Educational Activities Subcommittee Chair. He has been awarded with the 2012 TAEE (Technologies Applied to Electronic Education) Professional Career Award, IEEE EDUCON 2011 Meritorious Service Award (jointly with Edmundo Tovar) of the EDUCON 2011 conference; 2010 Distinguished Member Award of the IEEE Education Society; 2009 Edwin C. Jones, Jr. Meritorious Service Award of the IEEE Education Society; with the 2006 Distinguished Chapter Leadership Award and for the collective work inside the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Education Society with the 2011 Best Chapter Award (by the IEEE Region 8) and with the 2007 Chapter Achievement Award (by the IEEE Education Society). He is a Member of the Board of the Spanish International Solar Energy Society (ISES).

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