Associate Professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of the National University of Colombia. Creator of the master's degree in Electronic Engineering at the National University. Head of the Office of Information Technologies and Communications, U.N Bogotá headquarters from March 2014 to February 2018. He has participated in projects for the MinTIC, MinTransporte, MinVivienda, ANTV, CSJ, ICBF and INVIAS, ministries and department of Colombian government, in topics such as: enterprise architecture, processing infrastructure, implementation of Cloud projects, Supervision of communication systems, data networks, and information systems. General Chair 10th LASCAS 2019 / 25th Iberchip 2019. Colombian Chapter Chair Circuits and Systems (CAS) – IEEE since 2014.
Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Zaragoza since 2003. University professor since 1994 and 18 years of research granted of the Spain government. He has published 26 articles in journals with an impact index JCR (7 papers Q1 and 11 papers Q2). 4 doctorate thesis, 14 master thesis and 76 final bachelor degree projects. He has presented 60 communications in congresses, most of them international. He has participated in 27 R+D+i projects and in 64 contracts. Founder and first head of the research group "Strategic Management of Electric Power" in 2005, officially recognized by the Government of Aragon in Spain. Deputy Director of the Higher Polytechnic Center of Engineers in the University of Zaragoza between 2004 and 2007. Reviewer of scientific articles of several journals with impact index JCR, and evaluator of projects for different institutions in Spain (Ministry, ANEP, AENOR). Among its scientific interests are the optimal distribution of electrical energy, energy markets and the vulnerability assessment of critical infrastructures.
Juan M. Gers obtained his BSc in Electrical Engineer at University of Valle, Colombia, in 1977. In 1981 he finished his MSc in Power Systems at the University of Salford in England and his PhD in 1998 at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland with a research in Distribution Systems Automation.
Dr. Gers worked from 1977 to 1979 for the government owned utility CVC (now EPSA) as substation design engineer. In 1981 he founded GERS which is a consulting engineering company specialized in power systems. The company has offices in the USA, Colombia, Chile and Mexico. He was lecturer at University of Valle for more than 20 years and Vice minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia in 2002.
Besides his consulting activities, he devotes time to academic activities and is in charge of several Power Systems courses at Penn State University and Gonzaga University. He is co-author of a book entitled ‘Protection of electricity distribution networks”, published in 1998 by the IEE (now IET) with a third edition in 2011, author of book entitled “Distribution System Analysis and Automation, published also by The Institution of Engineering and Technology-IET, London, United Kingdom, 2013 and author/co-author of over 40 technical papers. Dr. Gers is a Chartered Engineer of the IET and Member of IEEE. Currently he participates in several groups of the Power System Relaying Committee – PSRC of the IEEE.