photo of Juan Rodríguez


Assistant Professor


Email: juan.rodriguezm@upm.es, Tlf: +34 910 676 942

Academic Degrees

2014: M.Sc. degree in telecommunication engineering, Universidad de Oviedo (Spain).

2018: Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, Universidad de Oviedo (Spain).

research lines

Power Electronics

short cv

Juan Rodríguez was born in Avilés, Spain, in 1991. He received the M.Sc. degree in telecommunication engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oviedo, Spain, in 2014 and 2018, respectively.

From February 2015 to October 2019 he was a researcher of the Power Supply System Group at Universidad de Oviedo. Since November 2019, he has been an Assistant Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. He has been honored with several awards, including “Premio INDRA a la Mejor Trayectoria Académica en Ingeniería de Telecomunicación” (granted by Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación) and “2019 IEEE PELS Prize Ph.D. Thesis Talk (P3 Talk) Award” (granted by IEEE Power Electronics Society).

His current research interests include high-frequency power converters, wide bandgap semiconductors, and LED drivers for visible light communication.


  • Rodríguez, J. Roig, A. Rodríguez, D. G. Lamar and F. Bauwens, “Evaluation of Superjunction MOSFETs in Cascode Configuration for Hard-Switching Operation,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 7021-7037, Aug. 2018.
  • Rodríguez, D. G. Lamar, P. F. Miaja and J. Sebastián, “Reproducing Single-Carrier Digital Modulation Schemes for VLC by Controlling the First Switching Harmonic of the DC–DC Power Converter Output Voltage Ripple,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 9, pp. 7994-8010, Sept. 2018.
  • Sebastián, D. G. Lamar, D. G. Aller, J. Rodríguez and P. F. Miaja, “On the Role of Power Electronics in Visible Light Communication,” in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 1210-1223, Sept. 2018.
  • J. Rodríguez, D. G. Lamar, D. G. Aller, P. F. Miaja and J. Sebastián, “Efficient Visible Light Communication Transmitters Based on Switching-Mode dc-dc Converters,” in Sensors, vol. 11, pp. 1210-1223, 2018.