Carlos Gamarra is a Research Associate for Clean Energy Technologies at HARC, and Assistant Director of the US DOE’s South Central and Upper West Combined Heat and Power TAPs. As a researcher, he is currently working on the development of methods and tools to assess long-term profitability scenarios for electrical microgrids. He is also part of HARC’s new certified LEED Platinum building management team, working on the improvement of its energy efficiency and towards its Net Zero goals.
Carlos obtained the CEM certification by AEE in 2015, and the PE certification by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers in 2017 after more than more than 10 years of experience in the design, construction, and optimization of industrial, commercial and residential facilities. He has also worked in the design, construction, and commissioning of renewable power generation plants and power distribution systems.
He holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, a M.Sc. in Occupational Health and Safety and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. He is a Ph.D. candidate for the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Engineering and Architecture doctoral program at the University of Burgos (Spain), in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin.