Mr. de Santos received his Electrical Engineering Degree from the Technical University of Madrid and later completed his M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering. He is currently concluding the Ph.D. degree at the ICAI Engineering School of the Comillas Pontifical University. After working for different Spanish utilities as project engineer in the field of power lines, he joined Verescence La Granja Insulators as approvals and process development engineer. He is Sr. Member of IEEE, member of CIGRÉ and IEC and contributes to several international Technical Committees and Working Groups within these bodies.