Juan C. Vasquez

Electronic Engineering

  • Pontoppidanstræde 111, 1027

    9220 Aalborg Ø


  • Denmark

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Juan C. Vasquez (M’12-SM’14) received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from the Autonomous University of Manizales, Manizales, Colombia, and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control, robotics, and computer vision from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He was with the Autonomous University of Manizales working as a teaching assistant and the Technical University of Catalonia as a Post-Doctoral Assistant in 2005 and 2008 respectively. In 2011, He was Assistant Professor and from 2014 to 2019 He was as an Associate Professor at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. Currently, He is Professor and the Vice Programme Leader of the Microgrids Research Program (see microgrids.et.aau.dk).

He was a Visiting Scholar at the Center of Power Electronics Systems (CPES) at Virginia Tech and a visiting professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan. His current research interests include operation, advanced hierarchical and cooperative control, optimization and energy management applied to distributed generation in AC/DC Microgrids, maritime microgrids, advanced metering infrastructures and the integration of Internet of Things into the SmartGrid. Dr Vasquez is a Associate Editor of IET POWER ELECTRONICS and  a   Guest   Editor   of   the   IEEE  TRANSACTIONS  ON  INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS Special Issue on Energy Internet, Associate Editor (AE) for the IET Power Electronics Journal, Special Session organizer on Energy Internet in iTHINGS-2017, Special Session organizer on Energy Internet in TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS, Special Sessions Guest Editor: “The Digital Revolution in Future Power Distribution and Microgrids" in ENERGIES, Special Sessions Guest Editor: “Microgrids 2018" in INVENTIONS, and Special Sessions Guest Editor: “Energy Internet" in TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS.

In 2017 and 2018, Dr. Vasquez was awarded as Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters). In 2019, Prof. Vasquez received the Young Investigator Award 2019 by Electronics MDPI. Dr. Vasquez is currently a member of the IEC System Evaluation Group SEG4 on LVDC Distribution and Safety for use in Developed and Developing Economies, the Renewable Energy Systems Technical Committee TC-RES in IEEE Industrial Electronics, PELS, IAS, and PES Societies.


  • Energy
  • microgrid

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Projects 2013 2025

International cooperation
Test facilities
Sustainable development
Energy efficiency
Consumer behavior
Internet of things

Research Output 2007 2020

Electric power systems
Low pass filters
Equivalent circuits

Blockchain for power systems: Current trends and future applications

Di Silvestre, M. L., Gallo, P., Guerrero, J. M., Musca, R., Riva Sanseverino, E., Sciumè, G., Vásquez, J. C. & Zizzo, G., 2020, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 109585.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Electronic money

Coupling effect analysis and control for grid-connected multi-microgrid clusters

Akhavan, A., Mohammadi, H. R., Vasquez, J. C. & Guerrero, J. M., 2020, In : IET Power Electronics.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

15 Downloads (Pure)

Is Using A Complex Control Gain in Three-phase FLLs Reasonable?

Golestan, S., Guerrero, J. M. & Vasquez, J. C., Mar 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. 67, 3, p. 2480 - 2484 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Gain control
Power converters
Electric potential


Young Investigator 2019

Juan C. Vasquez (Recipient), 27 Feb 2019

Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes


IEEE Senior Member

Juan C. Vasquez (Recipient), 1 Feb 2014

Prize: Other prizes

professional maturity

Activities 2014 2018

  • 2 Journal editor
  • 2 Talks and presentations in private or public companies
  • 1 Conference presentations

Workshop: IoT-driven eNErgy sysTems (INET) - Advances and Applications

Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam (Lecturer), Yajuan Guan (Lecturer), Juan Carlos Vasquez Quintero (Lecturer), Josep M. Guerrero (Lecturer)
30 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Special Issue "IoT and Energy Internet" (Event)

Josep M. Guerrero (Editor), Juan C. Vasquez (Editor), Yajuan Guan (Editor)
26 Jul 20189 Sep 2019

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewJournal editorResearch

Tutorial: The Internet of Energy - The Building Block for the Future Smart Grids

Mehdi Savaghebi (Lecturer), Juan Carlos Vasquez Quintero (Lecturer), Yajuan Guan (Lecturer), Josep M. Guerrero (Lecturer)
29 Oct 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Special Section on "Energy Internet" (Event)

Josep M. Guerrero (Editor), Yajuan Guan (Editor), Juan C. Vasquez (Editor), Kai Sun (Editor)
28 Aug 201731 Dec 2018

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewJournal editorResearch

IEEE SSD14 Invited Keynote: Research challenges in Microgrid Technologies

Juan Carlos Vasquez (Speaker)
11 Feb 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies


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