EUCAR welcomes new Research Programme Manager

LdP-2On Monday, 20 March 2017 Luis de Prada joined EUCAR taking up the new role as EUCAR Research Programme Manager. With his experience in automotive research, he will co-ordinate and facilitate the  EUCAR expert groups and task forces. Further, he will follow-up on the implementation of our strategy through excellent precompetitive collaborative research projects. We welcome Luis in the EUCAR team and wish him all the best for a good start in his new position.

Short CV: Luis de Prada graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Valladolid’s University, and as Industrial Engineer from Madrid’s University. Since January 2011 Luis de Prada was head of the International Cooperation department at Fundacion CIDAUT (Research center in transport and energy), coordinating the strategy, consortium elaboration, and proposal writing for all CIDAUT’s technical departments. In this position de Prada obtained a deep knowledge on EU funded programmes. Before that, he worked as R&D project manager in several areas, including advanced metallic and composite materials, structural design, active safety and safety components design, electric vehicles, its architectures and materials, as well as the barriers and constrains for their mass roll-out in EU. Luis de Prada has been very active at international level coordinating FP7 and H2020 projects, and a tender for the European Parliament on Type Approval Requirements for the General Safety of Motor Vehicle.