Marcos Rubinstein received the Bachelor’s degree in electronics from Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela in 1982, and the Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1986 and 1991. In 1992 he joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, where he was active in the fields of electromagnetic compatibility and lightning in close cooperation with the former Swiss PTT (Post, Telegram, Telegraph). In 1995, he took a position at Swisscom, where he was involved in numerical electromagnetics and EMC in telecommunications and where he led a number of coordinated projects covering the fields of EMC and biological effects of electromagnetic radiation. In 2001, he moved to the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Yverdon-les-bains (HEIG-VD), where he is currently a professor in telecommunications and a member of the Institute for Information and Communication Technologies (IICT) team.
Marcos Rubinstein was responsible for WG 2 on phenomenology and modeling in the European COST Action P18 ‘Lightning Flash and its Effects’ from 2005 to 2009. He is currently the Chair of the International Project on Electromagnetic Radiation from Lightning to Tall Structures IPLT.
His current research interests include Lightning Physics, Detection and Location, Electromagnetic Compatibility, wireless technologies and layer-2 network security. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 scientific publications in reviewed journals and international conferences.
Marcos Rubinstein is the recipient of the best Master’s Thesis award from the University of Florida, co-recipient of NASA’s recognition for innovative technological work and recipient of the IEEE achievement award. He is also a member of the IEEE, of the Swiss Academy of Sciences and of the International Union of Radio Science.