PhD on Industrial Engineer from the University of Navarra (Eng 94, PhD 01). Executive MBA by IE Business School (01).
Rafael is a professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Granada (UGR) in the area of Electricity and Energy Systems (18). Collaborates with the Ultrasound Group of the Non-Destructive Evaluation Laboratory of the UGR (08). He is also a collaborating professor (06) of ESIC Business & Marketing School within the Executive MBA program, in the areas of Strategic Management and Management Skills.
He completed his doctoral thesis in the Dept. of R + D + i of Tecnatom, S.A. on ultrasonic propagation in non-destructive evaluation industrial applications, holding positions of Project Engineer (95-99) and later Project Manager (99-01) of R & D for the nuclear, aeronautical, chemical and steel sectors.
He was general director of Tecnitasa Gestión Hipotecaria, S.A. (02), and has participated in the launching of various business initiatives, among which Alción Technologies of Information, S.L., Vocus Public Relations, S.L., Alción Service Provider, S.L., already in Granada Oceanic Power, S.L.
After his transfer to Granada (05), he held the Postgraduate Management of the International Management School, headquarters of ESIC Business & Marketing School in Granada, and after his departure (08) has been Strategy Consultant for technology-based companies, activity combined with his Associate professor position in the Dept. of Mechanics of Structures and Hydraulic Engineering of the UGR.
He has been a collaborating professor and tutor of business plans of the Entrepreneurial Management Department of IE Business School (03-05) and tutor of business plans of ESIC Business & Marketing School (08-14).