Pedro Linares is a Professor of Industrial Engineering of the ICAI School of Engineering, Director of the BP Chair on Energy and Sustainability, and co-founder and Director of Economics for Energy. He is also a researcher at the Institute for Technology Research (IIT) and Affiliate Researcher at the MIT CEEPR and the U. Cambridge EPRG. Currently he serves as Director of the International Doctoral School of Comillas Pontifical University.

Regarding his teaching and research, Professor Linares defines himself as a jack of all trades. He is interested in many topics, most of them connected by a broad idea of sustainability, understood as an integral concept that encompasses economics, the environment, social capital, innovation, and justice. He mostly devotes his research to study the relationship between energy, economics and environment, and specifically sustainable energy policy, energy efficiency, and energy models; but he is also interested in decision making (in particular multiple criteria decision methods), social justice, higher education policy, and some others. He has published about most of these issues in the usual journals relevant in the field. Professor Linares has also been a consultant for several private and public firms and institutions in Spain, Europe and Latin America.