Imperial College London

DrJorgeVarela Barreras

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Associate



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Dr. Jorge Varela Barreras is a senior researcher at Imperial College London in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where he works with Greg Offer and Billy Wu. He is also a Joint Chairman of the IEEE UK & Ireland Education Chapter, and a research fellow of The Faraday Institution, involved in the Multi-scale Modelling project.

Motto: bring academic knowledge into industry and policymakers

His current research focus is on:

- Lithium-ion batteries
- Battery management systems (BMS)
- Electric vehicles (EV)
- Stationary Energy storage systems (ESS)

Before joining Imperial College:

- He co-founded a engineering consulting company (2010)
- He was a Postdoc researcher in battery management at the University of Oxford, working in the Howey research group (2016-2018)
He was the Chairman of the Oxford Research Staff Society voice (2018)
He was the Major teacher in engineering of Oxbridge academic programs (2017-18)
He received his PhD in Battery Management Systems from Aalborg University (2017), his degree in electrical engineering (BSc MSc) from the University of Vigo (2010), and his MSc in power electronics and drives also from Aalborg University (2009)