Dr. Mauricio Zapateiro
Dr. Mauricio Zapateiro is an Electronic Engineer from Universidad del Norte (Barranquilla, Colombia, 2005) and Ph.D. in Information Technologies from Universitat de Girona (Girona, Spain, 2009). As an expert in control and automation technologies, he has developed his work in different countries. He has had the opportunity to cooperate with the Washington University in St. Louis, (St. Louis, United States), the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, United States) and the University of Agder (Grimstad, Norway) in topics related to the suppression of vibration in civil engineering structures by means of automatic damping systems. He obtained a three-year post-doctoral appointment at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) where he explored the vibration problem in smart structures and automatic damping solutions. He was also a researcher at Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Paraná, Brazil) where he had the opportunity to work on the control of nonlinear systems applied to vibration mitigation and applications of chaotic systems to secure communication systems. His experience in the control of systems in different areas led him to his current job at EDMA Innova (Girona, Spain) where he is an R&D Control and Automation Engineer. There he is enrolled in the European Union-funded project Optimore where he is charge of the development of control systems for the comminution and separation processes of tungsten and tantalum minerals.