Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Instituto de Energía Solar - ETSI Telecomunicacion
Avda. Complutense, 30
28040 - Madrid - Spain
Description of organization
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest of the Spanish Technical Universities. Currently, it has more than 3000 faculty members, around 38.000 undergraduate students, and around 6.000 postgraduate students. UPM’s Schools cover most Engineering disciplines. UPM has more than 200 Research Units and a dozen of Research Institutes and Technological Centres among which the IES (Instituto de Energía Solar) has been recognized as the best Research Institute of the University since a Research Quality System was implemented at UPM (2005).
IES-UPM is devoted exclusively to photovoltaic research (fundamentals, III-V and silicon solar cells, concentrators, optics, systems…). At present, it has over 60 staff members, which include almost 20 full-time professors and more than 30 PhD students.