Ferran Albajar was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1972. He received the engineer degree in power technologies and the doctorate in nuclear engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, in 1997 and 2001, respectively.

He was Doctoral Fellow of the Marie Curie Research Training Programme of the European Commission at the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Cadarache (France) where he was involved in system studies and modelling of the energy transport in fusion plasmas. After his postdoctoral research on Electron Cyclotron emission and absorption in fusion plasmas at the University of Pavia (Italy), he worked in industry for 5 years on renewable energy systems and port infrastructures. In 2006 he joined the European Fusion Development Agreement in Garching (Germany), where he worked on the heating systems for ITER, and since 2008 he has been with Fusion for Energy in Barcelona (Spain) as project manager of the Electron Cyclotron Power Supplies and Sources systems.