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Dr. Francisco Martín Martínez

Current position:
Research Associate Professor
Research Area:
Association date:
SM26. D-302
Phone extension number:
+34 91 542-2800 ext. 6151
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Francisco Martín was born in Madrid in 1990. In September 2011, he joined the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) as an invited student in the Intelligent Systems Area (ASI). He obtained an Industrial Engineering degree (major in Electrical) in June 2013, a Master's degree in Research in Engineering Systems Modeling in June 2015, and his Ph.D. in July 2017, all of them from Universidad Pontificia Comillas. During the Ph.D. student period, he made a 3-month stay in the Smart Polygeneration Microgrid (SPM) of the University of Genoa in Savona, where he was able to test his models. He has published several works about the electrical sector in high impact factor magazines and conferences, some at system level and also some focused on the consumers and deployment of distributed energy resources. He has also participated in technical studies and in book chapters together with other IIT researchers using his model, SPLODER. He is currently working as a Researcher at the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT) where he works on projects for companies from the electricity sector (Endesa, Iberdrola, Gas Natural…). As a teacher, he has supervised more than 15 final projects of degree, master or final degree projects and given classes of digital electronic systems at ICAI.

Areas of interest:

My research focuses on demand flexibility, energy usages, optimization models, and specifically on aggregation and microgrids issues. I am developing studies in electrical systems and the impact of different energy resources. I am also working with digital electronics systems for the control and monitoring of residential consumption.


Optimization, Classical optimization, Stochastic Optimization, GAMS, Gurobi with C++, PYOMO.
Microprocessors, MPLAB X.
Git, Github, Sourcetree, Gitlab, Workbench, DBeaver

Current research interests:

Demand Response; Demand Flexibility; Energy Transition; Microgrids; Prosumer; Energy Communities; Aggregator;

Journal Publications

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Ph.D. Thesis

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International Exchanges

  • Jun - Sep 2016, Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Naval Architecture Department (DITEN), Università degli Study di Genova. Savona (Italy).
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External Training Courses

  • International Course EES-UETP: Microgrids – the building block of a smarter grid. EES-UETP; Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência (INESC TEC), Porto (Portugal). Jun 2014.
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Media and research dissemination

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Other Activities

  • Reviewer in "Utilities Policy". Elsevier SCI Ltd. Oxford (United Kingdom). Sep 2019 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "Electric Power Systems Research". Elsevier Science Ltd. Lausanne (Switzerland). Nov 2018 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "Energies". MDPI AG. Basel (Switzerland). Jan 2018 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks". Elsevier Science BV. Amsterdam (Netherlands). Jan 2018 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems". Wiley-Blackwell. Hoboken (United States of America). Jan 2017 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "Energy". Elsevier. Oxford (United Kingdom). Jan 2016 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "Energy Conversion and Management". Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd. Oxford (United Kingdom). Jan 2016 - Today.
  • Reviewer in "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews". Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd. Oxford (United Kingdom). Jan 2016 - Today.
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