Luis-Emilio García-Castillo was born in 1967 in Madrid, Spain. He received the degree of Telecommunications Engineer and PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid in 1992 and 1998 respectively. His doctoral thesis received two awards from the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He is Associate Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and since September 2019 he is Director of the Master’s Degree in Advanced Communications Technologies. He has been Deputy Director of the Department of Signal and Communications Theory at the same university from September 2014 to November 2016. He has made numerous stays at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of Syracuse University and at the ICES (Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences) -formerly called TICAM (Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics)- of the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA, some of them financed with grants obtained in competitive competition for international mobility among which the J. T. Oden Visiting Faculty Fellowship (2007 and 2012). His main research topics focus on high performance computational electromagnetics including finite elements, hp adaptivity, hybrid methods and domain decomposition. He leads the Computational Electromagnetics section of the Group of Radiofrequency, Electromagnetism, Microwave and Antennas, Dep. of Signal Theory and Communications at Universidad Carlos III of Madrid.
He is co-author of the book ‘Iterative and Self-Adaptive Finite-Elements in Electromagnetic Modeling’ (Artech House, 1998), author of chapters and articles in books, and author of 51 papers in international journals and more than 180 communications in international and national congresses, symposia and workshops. He has been researcher in charge of five projects of the National Plan of I+D+I, one of the Community of Madrid, and of eight projects financed by national and international organizations, among them the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (United States). Additionally, he has participated in more than 25 projects and contracts funded by public and private entities at national and international level. He has been recognized with four 6-year research periods (1994-1999,2000-2005,2006-2011, and 2012-2017) and with one 6-year transfer period (2005-2016). In his teaching activity, he has directed 23 Final Degree Projects (two of them awarded by the Official Association of Telecommunication Engineers) and 4 Master’s Degree Projects. In addition, he is an evaluator of the ANEP and reviewer of different journals of international prestige (including the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on Microwave, Theory and Techniques, and Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering), and has been secretary of the organizing committee of two URSI national symposia (2002 and 2011) in addition to organizing different workshops in recent years (International Workshop on Terahertz Technologies and Applications, 2011, and Technical Co-Chair of the 7th Workshop on Finite Elements for Microwave Engineering, Antennas, Circuits and Devices, 2004). Finally, he has been the director of 6 FPU and FPI grants of the Spanish Ministry of Education and director of 5 doctoral theses. He is the current director of 2 theses in advanced stage of completion.