Carlos Gamarra is a Research Associate at HARC under the Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (CHP TAP) program. He is enrolled in the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Engineering and Architecture doctoral program at the University of Burgos (Spain), pursuing his Ph.D. in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin.
Carlos holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, a M.Sc. in Occupational Health and Safety and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. After more than 8 years working as an electrical and energy engineer, he obtained a CEM certification by AEE in 2015, and became a certificated Engineer-in-Training (EIT) by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.
Carlos background is in the design, construction, and optimization of industrial, commercial and residential facilities, energy generation (distributed renewable energy-based power plants) and energy distribution systems. He is currently researching the feasibility of community energy systems, and developing methods and tools to assess long-term profitability scenarios for electrical microgrids.