José Roberto Camacho was born in Taquaritinga, SP, Brazil, in 1954. He received a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, MG, Brazil in 1978 and Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil in 1987, respectively. He also received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Canterbury University, New Zealand, in 1993. From 1979 to 1994, he was a lecturer at the School of Electrical Engineering, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, MG, Brasil. Since 1994, he has been a professor at the same school and university. His research interests include alternative energy and electricity for rural areas, electromagnetism and electromagnetic devices, engineering mathematics, small hydroelectric plants, and new devices and techniques for energy production.