B. Sc. Aeronautics
M. Sc. Telecommunications (Information and Communications Technologies)
Norman’s passion for aircrafts led him to pursue an engineering degree in aeronautics at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). There he learned a little about telecommunications too, and he found that part quite fascinating as well (“thank you Fourier transform!”). As a result, after obtaining the degree in aeronautics, he began a degree in telecommunications at the UPC. Norman enjoyed studying subjects of both engineering fields, so he ended up enrolling in a 2-year Master program (UPC – BarcelonaTech), related to information and communication technologies. From the several courses available, Norman obviously took as many as he could that were related to telecommunications, particularly those applied to systems for aircraft communications and navigation.
During the Master, he also enrolled in a course on patents, thinking that should he invent something someday, protecting his invention would be a must, right?
It turned out that the patent course and the knowledge he had about electromagnetics got him a job as a patent engineer at Fractus®, a Catalan company devoted to the research and development of antennas for portable wireless devices like mobile phones, and with a team that was nominated to the EPO’s “European Inventor Award” in 2014. For two and a half years, Norman took part in the management of the company’s large patent portfolio, working closely with their patent attorneys, prosecuting patent applications, and drafting claims and patent specifications.
However, he desired to deal with a wider range of technologies including telecom and, of course, aeronautics. So, in the summer of 2015, he landed at BALDER and changed sunny Barcelona for sunny Madrid.
Norman is fluent in Spanish, English and Catalan, and knows a little bit of Slovak as well. In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing padel, going to concerts, and watching TV shows and ice hockey games (probably supporting Slovakia).