Lourdes Ramirez Santigosa

Lourdes Ramirez Santigosa

Dr. Lourdes Ramirez Santigosa is an expert on data analysis, mathematical modelling, measurements processes and atmospheric physics. In 1990 she began working in the characterization of solar radiation for energy applications and has played for more than 12 years as a coordinator of the Solar Radiation Group at CIEMAT (Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology). She worked at the National Renewable Energy Centre (CENER) leading the Measurement and Characterization Service of the Solar Thermal Energy Department. Throughout her career, she has worked on projects related to energy applications of solar radiation, taking part in more than 30 projects related to modelling solar radiation from satellite images, site selection of solar plants, studies of solar energy potential at regional or national level, tests characterization of components and solar systems, sensor calibration, series generation for systems simulation, and in general with the space-temporal characterization of solar radiation. She has published almost 30 original research papers, several books and monographies as well as over 60 participations in international conferences. Lourdes Ramirez has been appointed representative of CIEMAT in several international expert committees such as the International Electro-technical Committee, the International Energy Agency or the Implementation Group of Atmosphere (GMES), having been invited to research stays at Ecole des Mines de Paris (France) and at CSIRO (Australia). She is currently Senior Research at CIEMAT and also collaborates with the International University of Andalusia and with University Carlos III of Madrid teaching the Characterization of Solar Radiation for Energy Application, and has supervised more than 10 PhD and Master thesis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Center for Energy, Environment and Technology, Madrid, Spain