Dr. Benjamin A. Carreras received a Ph.D. in 1968 from the University of Valencia, Spain. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Glasgow University, Scotland, in 1969 and in 1970 joined the staff of Daresbury Nuclear Physics Laboratory, England.
He returned to Spain in 1972 as a staff member of the Junta de Energia Nuclear, Madrid, and an assistant professor at the Complutense University at Madrid.
Since 1976 he has been in the United States, he spent one year as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. In 1980, he joined the staff of the Fusion Energy Division at ORNL.
In 2007 he established BACV Solutions Inc and is affiliated Professor at the Alaska University.
Before 1975, his main area of research was theoretical high-energy physics. Dr. Carreras worked mainly on the phenomenology of strong interactions. In 1976, his research shifted to the field of theoretical plasma physics. In the 90’s, Dr. Carreras also entered the field of complex system where he has investigated Power transmission systems, communication systems and the interdependence between different infrastructure systems.
Dr. Carreras has published more than 335 research papers in refereed journals and has received several awards. For seven years he was the leader of the U. S. Transport task Force. In 1986, he was appointed ORNL corporate fellow.