Juan Albino Méndez Pérez
Control Engineering Group
University of La Laguna
Research ID: I-1906-2015
Full Professor of Systems Engineering and Automation.
Dep. of Computer Science and Systems Engineering.
University of La Laguna
Supervisor of 6 Doctoral Thesis;
Papers in JCR journals: 49
Participation in 27 research projects (3 as principal researcher)
Total number of cites: 1170 (Scholar);
H index: Thomson, 17; Google Scholar, 19
Juan Albino Méndez is full Professor at University of La Laguna in the Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering. Main research lines are related to control engineering: predictive control, intelligent control and control applications. He obtained the PhD degree in 1998 awarded with the award to the best PhD Thesis in the engineering field in his University. He has participated in 26 research projects (7 from the Spanish government, 10 from the Canary Islands government and 9 with private companies). He was the principal researcher in 4 of them. He was awarded with the Best Young research Award in 1999 of the Canary Islands government. He has been in research stays in prestigious universities: at Oxford University in the ETH in Zurich. Together with this, Dr. Mendez has collaborated with different European researchers from the Eindhoven University of Technology (Holanda), Universidad de Huelva, Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad de La Coruña. There are also collaborations with Dr. Antonio Visioli from Brescia University and Dr. Kristian Soltesz from Lund University.
He has been involved in applications of control engineering to different problems as Optimal Control of DC motors, Control of Overhead Cranes and Design and Control of the primary mirror in a large telescope (GRANTECAN).
Currently the two main active research applications are:
• Modelling and control of the anesthetic process
• Intelligent control of renewable energy system
In 2003, he stablished a new research line focused in the automation of anesthesia infusion in the operating room. This research line is still active in collaboration with the Hospital Universitario de Canarias. The research group has developed a system based on artificial intelligence to infuse drug to the patients that has been successfully tested in the operating room.
He is also researching in the design of monitoring, prediction and optimal control systems for energy resources. There is a collavoration with some hotel companies with the aim of improving the efficiency of the energy control systems in the hotels.
One is his main research lines is related to energy monitoring and control. He has been involved in the application of artificial intelligence methods for energy demand forecasting. He is also working in the development of intelligent energy management systems applied to hybrid energy systems. The objective is to improve the use of the energy resource while minimizing costs in the systems. Another research line is focused on the efficient use of energy in the touristic industry.
Most of the results has been published in more than 50 prestigious international journals (48 of which are included in the Journal Citation Report) and more than 70 scientific conferences.