A plasma physicist by training, Carlos has held several important positions in fusion research. Prior to joining ITER, he headed CIEMAT's national fusion laboratory (1992-2004) and was for two years (2004-2006) the director general of technological policy at the Spanish ministry of Education and Science. He was an ITER Organization Deputy-Director-General from 2006 to 2015 and was responsible for the safety aspects, especially nuclear safety, of the ITER design. He played a large role in getting the ITER project moving into the construction phase from the design phase. He was instrumental in successfully getting a nuclear license for ITER from the French Nuclear Authority in 2012.
He obtained a degree in Physics from the University of Saragosse (Spain), and earned a PhD from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. He was the technical director of the ITER site proposal in Vandellos (Spain) (2001-2003).
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