José Luis Villate
Jose Luis Villate received a B.S. degree in physics in 1991 and a M.Sc. degree in advanced manufacturing technologies in 1992 from the University of the Basque Country, Spain.

From 1992 until 2010, he was with Robotiker working on control systems for integration of Renewable Energies into the grid.

Currently Mr. Villate is the Director of the Marine Energy Unit.

Until 2000, he was a lecturer of industrial control with the Engineering School of Deusto University.

Since 2008, he coordinates the marine energy module of a Master in Renewable Energy organized by the National Research Council.

Mr. Villate is the chairman of the Ocean Energy Systems at IEA.

He is the author of more than 40 papers and conference communications in international forums.