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Professor Diego Galar

   

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:

Prof. Diego Galar holds a M.Sc. in Telecommunications and a PhD degree in Design and Manufacturing from the University of Saragossa. He has been Professor in several universities, including the University of Saragossa or the European University of Madrid, researcher in the Department of Design and Manufacturing Engineering in the University of Saragossa, researcher also in I3A, Institute for engineering research in Aragon, director of academic innovation and subsequently pro-vice-chancellor.

He has authored more than three hundred journal and conference papers, books and technical reports in the field of maintenance, working also as member of editorial boards, scientific committees and chairing international journals and conferences.

In industry, he has been technological director and CBM manager of international companies, and actively participated in national and international committees for standardization and R&D in the topics of reliability and maintenance.

Currently, he is Professor of Condition Monitoring in the Division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering at LTU, Luleå University of Technology where he is coordinating several EU-FP7 projects related to different maintenance aspects, and was also involved in the SKF UTC centre located in Lulea focused in SMART bearings. He is also actively involved in national projects with the Swedish industry and also funded by Swedish national agencies like Vinnova. He is also Professor of Reliability and Maintenance in University of Skovde where holds the VOLVO chair for Maintenance, coordinating several projects with VOLVO cars, VOLVO GTO (trucks and construction equipment) and GKN aerospace (former VOLVO aero).

In the international arena, he has been visiting Professor in the Polytechnic of Braganza (Portugal), University of Valencia and NIU (USA), currently, University of Sunderland (UK) and University of Maryland (USA). He is also guest professor in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.