He received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Engineering in Bilbao. He obtained an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1972, and PhD also in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1976. In that time he worked on the influence of the first catalytic converters on the emissions of cars.
His present field of research is Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Metallic support solid oxide fuel cell development and testing, development of SOFC fabrication methods, design and testing of the Balance of Plant and auxiliary equipment.
Since 1977 he has been a research Engineer at Ikerlan working on the development of energy efficient home appliances and HVAC systems and on the development of simulation tools for heating, cooling and energy flows in buildings. Since 1996 he has been the director of the Energy Unit. He has worked on the development of heat pumps, home refrigerators and freezers, efficient buildings, heat and power systems for houses and buildings, etc.