Dr. Cristina Fernandez received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain. From 1997 to 2003, she was a researcher at the UPM-CEI. In summer 2000 she worked as a summer intern in the Center of Research and Development at General Electric (Schenectady, NY, USA). Since 2003, she has been with the Department of Electronic Technology, Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain). In 2016 she stayed for three months at Tyndall National Institute (Cork, Ireland) as a visitant researcher, working in the field of high frequency integrated magnetics.
She has participated in more than 100 papers in journals and international conferences in the field of Power Electronics, filed 4 patents and is co-founder of a spin-off. Her main research interests are: contactless transference of energy, design and modelling of high frequency magnetic components, design tools for DC/DC converters and identification techniques applied to switching power converters.
She serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and for the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (awarded as STAR Associate Editor in 2019). She is currently chair of the Spanish Joint Chapter of IEEE-PELS-IES and secretary of the IEEE PELS Technical Committee on Power and Control Core Technologies (TC1).