Francisco Paz is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. He serves as vice-chair of the Vancouver IEEE Power Electronics Chapter since 2016 and served as the Local Organizing Chair for the IEEE PEDG 2016 in Vancouver, Canada. Mr. Paz has been recognized with several scholarships and awards, including the ICICS Graduate Scholarship (2014), the UBC Faculty of Applied Science Graduate Award (2014 to 2016), and the Four Year Fellowship for Ph.D. students (2014 to 2018) from UBC. He also received a Best Conference Paper awarded by PELS Technical Committee 5 (TC5) at PEDG. Other recognitions include the TICs scholarship from the Argentinian Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (2008).
Mr. Paz has served as lecturer for three courses on renewable energy sources, under the Vancouver Summer Program (2016 and 2017) as well as seminar presenter in several situations.