Invited Talks

Plenary Talk

Dr. Luis MoránLuis Morán T.

Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Universidad de Concepción

Luis Alejandro Morán Tamayo, Profesor Titular en el Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica de la Universidad de Concepción (desde Julio de 1997). Ingeniero Civil Eléctrico de la Universidad de Concepción (1982), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal Canadá, (1990).
Ha sido investigador responsable en proyectos de investigación financiados por Fondecyt, en forma continua entre el año 1991 y 2016, todos en la línea de compensación activa de sistemas de potencia, co-investigador de proyectos con financiamiento internacional (Internacional Copper Association, Agency for Internacional Development, y ECOS-Francia). Es el autor principal de más de 60 papers publicados en revistas internacionales editadas por el IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – USA) y del IEE (Inglaterra), dos de los cuales han sido destacados como las mejores publicaciones en la revista de ese año (1995 y 2002). El interés despertado por sus publicaciones se refleja en el alto valor alcanzado en el factor h, que en junio del este año llegó a 42. También ha escrito tres capítulos para diferentes libros editados por Academic Press (USA) y CRC Press (USA). Ha sido invitado a dictar cursos de especialización y seminarios en USA, Japón, Corea, Guatemala, México, Brasil y España.
En enero del 2005 es promovido a la categoría de Fellow del IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – USA), en reconocimiento a las contribuciones realizadas en el campo de la compensación estática de potencia reactiva y del desarrollo de los filtros activos de potencia.
En Octubre de 1998 recibe el Premio Municipal de Investigación Aplicada, otorgado por la Ilustre Municipalidad de Concepción “por su destacada labor en docencia e investigación en el campo de la Ingeniería Eléctrica”. Este año es nominado “Ingeniero Eminente IEEE de Latinoamérica por su trayectoria y aporte a la educación y la investigación.

 

Plenary Talk: “Desarrollo de la Energía Renovable en Chile: Desafíos y Proyecciones”

The development of renewable energies has been vertiginous in recent years, especially in Chile, where they have supplied over 10% of our energy matrix, a value unthinkable just 5 years ago. The projections of development of these energy sources are very promising in Chile, which could turn our country, in the short term, into an exporter of electricity. To reach this goal it is necessary to solve important challenges, both technical and market. This paper presents the challenges facing the development of electricity generation using renewable resources and the projections it could have in the development of the country. It addresses the development of solar and wind energy, and its interaction with interconnected electrical systems. In this last point the problems of stability and demand control are addressed.


Keynote Speakers

Marcos Orchard

Marcos Eduardo Orchard Concha

Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad de Chile

Is Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Universidad de Chile and Associate Researcher at the Advance Center for Electrical and Computer Engineering (Valparaíso, Chile). His research work at the Georgia Institute of Technology was the foundation of novel real-time fault diagnosis and failure prognosis approaches based on particle filtering algorithms. Dr. Orchard has published more than 100 papers in his areas of expertise.

 

Keynote: “Prognostics and Health Management for Lithium-Ion Batteries in Electromobility Applications”

Lithium ion batteries play a key role in the effective penetration of the market by Electromobility solutions. This presentation describes the research efforts focused on the estimation and state-of-charge (SOC) and state-of-health (SOH) of lithium-ion batteries, as well as the characterization of future use profiles. The relationship of these topics with problems of packaging, energy autonomy and degradation of energy accumulators in the context of various applications will be addressed.

 

Pat WheelerPat Wheeler

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham

Prof Pat Wheeler received his BEng [Hons] degree in 1990 from the University of Bristol, UK. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering for his work on Matrix Converters from the University of Bristol, UK in 1994. In 1993 he moved to the University of Nottingham and worked as a research assistant in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. In 1996 he became a Lecturer in the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group at the University of Nottingham, UK. Since January 2008 he has been a Full Professor in the same research group. He is currently Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham. He is an IEEE PELs ‘Member at Large’ and an IEEE PELs Distinguished Lecturer. He has published 400 academic publications in leading international conferences and journals.

 

Keynote: “Electrical Superbike Racing-Design and Implementation of a Race Winning Bike”

In 2009 the world’s first Zero Emissions Motorbike Grand Prix was held as part of the world famous TT races on the Isle of Man. I have been a senior member of the Technical Group which writes, maintains and enforces the rules for racing electric motorbikes since this historic race. The University of Nottingham also has a race team which were European Champions for 2015 and 2016 as well as finishing in a podium position in the Isle of Mann TT Zero race in 2016, 2017 and 2018 (averaging nearly 200km/hr over a distance of 60km). This talk will take a look at the reasons for promoting electric superbike racing before looking at the design and construction of the University of Nottingham’s award and race winning Electric Superbike. This bike is capable of speeds of over 200mph (320km/hr) and accelerates from zero to 60mph in just over seconds!

 

Orlando MicoliniOrlando Micolini

Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

Master en Ciencias de la Ingeniería, Mención Telecomunicaciones, por la UNC-FCEFyN; donde realizó investigaciones y tesis en simulación y modelado de clúster de computadoras, y el posgrado Especialidad en Telecomunicaciones. Doctorado en Ciencias Informática en la Universidad Nacional de la Plata. Tema defendido “Arquitectura Asimétrica Multi-core con Procesador de Petri”, con tres patentes del Procesador de Petri. Es Profesor Asociado a cargo de las cátedras de Arquitecturas Avanzadas de Computadoras, Programación Concurrente y Sistemas de Computación en la UNC. También dicta las asignaturas de posgrado Comunicaciones de Datos y Tópicos de Diseño de Sistemas Concurrentes y Paralelos. Es actualmente investigador categoría II, SECyT y director de la Red Universitaria Nacional de Ingeniería en Computación Argentina (RUNIC). Ex-gerente de SCS s.r.l. y Nutus s.r.l., empresas dedicadas a el desarrollo de Hardware y Software.

 

Keynote: “Petri Nets, their Application and use for the Design and Development of Embedded Control Systems”

En la actualidad, el diseño de sistemas paralelos embebidos, críticos, reactivos y guiados por eventos son de gran aplicación en los sistemas de control. El diseño de estos sistemas y su verificación formal es un requerimiento que complejiza aún más esta tarea. Las Redes de Petri son una herramienta formal de modelado matemático y gráfico con ventajas para la representación de sistemas concurrentes.

En esta plenaria se presentaran los conceptos fundamentales de las Redes de Petri. Se establecerán las relaciones entre la teoría con las aplicaciones para comprender el uso de las Redes de Petri en el diseño de sistemas de control. Como objetivo específico se expondrá los conceptos necesarios para comprender las Redes de Petri no autónomas, ordinarias e hibridas aplicando la ecuación de estado generalizada. Finalmente, se establecerá una metodología de diseño, para sistemas reactivos, críticos y guiados por eventos.

 

Varaprasad KokkaracheduVaraprasad Kokkarachedu

Centro de Investigación de Polímeros Avanzados (CIPA)

Dr.Varaprasad is an Investigator at the Center for Advanced Polymer Research (CIPA), Concepcion, Chile. He holds a PhD degree in 2011 from Department of Polymer Science & Tech, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, INDIA. He was the recipient of 3 International Postdoctoral Fellowships in Creighton University, USA, Tshwane University of Technology, SA and Universidad de Concepcion, Chile. During his this period, he developed several engineered nanobiomaterials for advanced energy, biomedical, environmental and industrial applications. He has published over 86 articles with 23 h-index and more than 2050 citations and the recipient of 5 research grants (2 projects are ranked as 1 and 4th in Engineed filed). He is Member in Several Societies. He guided for several students in engineered biomaterials filed. His primary objective is to translate necessary nano and polymer technology research results into improved human life.

 

Keynote: “Bio-Nano-Materials from Disposable Polymeric Materials for Electric Energy Applications”

Smart biomaterials science have benefited from the advances in multidisciplinary approach of medical, engineering and sciences. In Engineering: During the last few decades, disposable polymeric materials have been employed for new materials development in several fields in order to minimize the environmental pollution, in partic-ular, the health concerns regarding polymeric wastes. Generally, polymeric materials are non-biodegradable materials, due its complex bonding and cross-linked structure, it is very hard to degrade in the soil and they produce pollution and toxic fumes when burnt. In order to solve this concern, many researchers have been reusing polymeric materials to produce energy, building of roads, fuels and feed stock for petrochemical production, removal of toxic metal ions and devulcanization etc., in order to recycle polymers. Here, Biodegradable metal-oxide/polymer nanocomposites films were prepared by using biodegradable polymers with different disposed polymeric materials. The development of biodegradable film can be useful for dielectric and sustainable energy harvesting applications.

 

Jörg Rainer GrubeJörg Rainer Grube

LD Didactic GmbH, Hürth, Germany

Jörg Rainer Grube received his ING. in 1994 from the Fachhochschule of Emden, Germany. He graduated with the title of ING. in Business Administration and Engineering for his work on a matrix conversion at Bayer Leverkusen AG in Germany. Currently he is a consultor for programs of training teachers within America and Spain as well as a teacher of languages as a voluntary act to insure that young students can assimilate quickly to their new environment in different countries.
He has published academic and social-orientated publications in leading international conferences, journals and newspapers. The last one in Spain at an event of the European – Union regarding the German dual system.

 

 

Keynote: “Engineering – Didactic Option in the Digital World”

We are looking into the future with more and more digital accessory that will make our live easier, more comfortable and more efficient. In our personnel day to day live, in business and industry. Also for us teachers it is getting more and more important. Especially in Engineering: one invention after the other. It seems to be so fast that we lose track. Also it seems that our students overtake us in digital knowledge in terms of doing measurements, evaluations, data acquisition, data storage, etc. using their smartphone, tablet, their clouds, etc.
You will get an overview of what options the future did bring us so far and what the future might bring us in terms of getting our students better prepared for their future job positions.