Luis de Prada graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Valladolid’s University, and as Industrial Engineer from Madrid’s University. Luis joined EUCAR on March 2017 as Research Manager, supporting the EUCAR experts’ work in all R&I areas including Materials, Manufacturing, Virtual Engineering and Circular Economy.
Before joining EUCAR, he was promoted to head of the International Cooperation department at Fundacion CIDAUT (Research center in transport and energy) in January 2011, 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 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 Vehicles.