RESEARCH


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RESEARCH PROJECTS


  • UNNC Visiting Scholars Scheme. Funding to spend 1 month at The University of Nottingham Ningbo – China. To be developed in February, 2019.
  • Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems Applications. Regional Institutional Skills Development. Partners: The University of Nottingham, UK – Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia – Universidad de Concepción.
  • Doctorate in Electronic Engineering (POSG16-05). National Counsel of Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, CONACYT). Paraguay.
  • Academic Project “Maestría en Ingeniería Electrónica – Énfasis en Energías Renovables y Eficiencia Energética”. Universidad del Cono Sur de las Américas (UCSA), Paraguay – Universidad de Talca, Chile.
  • Design and Implementation of a Scalable Multi-Modular Power Converter Prototype for Renewable Energies. PINV15-0584. Development of Scientific Research (Fomento a la Investigación Científica) of the Paraguayan Program for the Development of Science and Technology (Proyecto Paraguayo para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y Tecnología) – PROCIENCIA. 2017-2019. Principal Researcher. 900000000 Guaraníes (app. 164000 USD).
  • Image Processing in Horticultural Products Applied to an Automated Hydroponic Greenhouse. PINV15-0068. Development of Scientific Research (Fomento a la Investigación Científica) of the Paraguayan Program for the Development of Science and Technology (Proyecto Paraguayo para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y Tecnología) – PROCIENCIA. 2017-2019. Principal Researcher. 898960000 Guaraníes (app. 163000 USD).
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in Photogrammetric Applications for Planialtimetric Analysis and Volume Calculation. PINV15-0136. Development of Scientific Research (Fomento a la Investigación Científica) of the Paraguayan Program for the Development of Science and Technology (Proyecto Paraguayo para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y Tecnología) – PROCIENCIA. 2017-2019. Principal Researcher. 900000000 Guaraníes (app. 164000 USD).
  • Advanced Vector Control Techniques for High Accuracy and Fast Dynamic Power Response of Wind Turbines, International Cooperation Program to Support the Creation of International Networks amongst Research Centers, 2015 Application Round (Programa de Cooperación Internacional Proyectos de Apoyo a la Formación de Redes Internacionales entre Centros de Investigación Convocatoria 2015) REDES150034, Co-Researcher. International Partner: Prof. Syed Islam, Centre for Smart Grid and Sustainable Power Systems, Curtin University, Bentley, Australia.
  • Communication Skills Workshops. Newton Picarte Fund. British Council. May 2016. Course Coordinator.
  • Optimal Design of Predictive Controllers for Power Converters in Renewable Energy Applications, International Cooperation Program to Support the Creation of International Networks amongst Research Centers, 2015 Application Round (Programa de Cooperación Internacional Proyectos de Apoyo a la Formación de Redes Internacionales entre Centros de Investigación Convocatoria 2015) REDES150053, Principal Researcher: Prof. Marco Rivera. International Partner: Prof. Galina Mirzaeva, Australia.
  • Flexible Energy Management Strategies for Microgrid Clusters and Generation Systems Based on Multiport Modular Power Converter Structures, FONDECYT REGULAR 1160690. 2016-2019, Principal Researcher: Prof. Marco Rivera, Co-Researchers: Prof. Roberto Cárdenas (UdeChile), Prof. Rubén Peña (UdeC).
  • Contest to Attract Advanced Human Capital from Abroad, Short Stay Programs (80150056). Strengthening of Teaching and Research in Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Applications. Invited Professor: Prof. Patrick Wheeler. The University of Nottingham, UK. 2016-2017.
  • Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems. Institutional Skills Development – British Council. 2015-2016. Responsible Researcher.
  • Analysis, Design and Implementation of New Active Filter-Based Compensation Systems for the Improvement of Power Quality. 14-INV-096. Development of Scientific Research (Fomento a la Investigación Científica) of the Paraguayan Program for the Development of Science and Technology (Proyecto Paraguayo para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y Tecnología) – PROCIENCIA. 2015-2017. Associate Researcher.
  • Development and Implementation of New Converter Topologies for the Matrix Converters for Grid Interconnection with Generation Systems Based on Renewable Energies. 14-INV-097. Development of Scientific Research (Fomento a la Investigación Científica) of the Paraguayan Program for the Development of Science and Technology (Proyecto Paraguayo para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y Tecnología) – PROCIENCIA. 2015-2017. Associate Researcher.
  • Development and Efficiency Analysis of New Control Algorithms Focused on the Six-Phase Generator in Wind Power Applications. 14-INV-101. Development of Scientific Research (Fomento a la Investigación Científica) of the Paraguayan Program for the Development of Science and Technology (Proyecto Paraguayo para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y Tecnología) – PROCIENCIA. 2015-2017. Associate Researcher.
  • Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering (14-POS-031). National Counsel of Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología, CONACYT). Paraguay. (2015-2017), Associate Researcher.
  • Newton Picarte Project EPSRC: EP/N004043/1: New Configurations of Power Converters for Grid Interconnection Systems / CONICYT DPI20140007. (2014-2017), Responsible Researcher.
  • Installation of Pilot Plant for the Use of Waste for the Generation of Energy and Drying of Firewood, Regional FIC Fund for Competitive Innovation (FIC Regional Fondo de Innovación para la Competitividad). (2014-2015), Co-researcher.
  • Predictive Control Techniques of Power Converters for Renewable Energy Systems. Exchange Projects 2012, CONICYT and BMBF from Germany PCCI 12048. (2013-2014), Co-researcher.
  • The use of Matrix Converters for Grid Interconnection Systems. Fondecyt Initiation into Research 2012-2015 11121492 Project. Project scored 4.720 points out of a maximum of 5, and stood at the first place among 48 projects. Responsible Researcher.
  • Optimization of the Operation of an Indirect Matrix Converter for a Distorted Grid, Basal Subproject FB0821, Scientific-Technological Center of Valparaíso (Centro Científico-Tecnológico de Valparaíso, CCTVal). Program with basal financing, CONICYT Project, 2011 – 2012. Responsible Researcher.
  • Predictive Control in a Four-Leg Indirect Matrix Converters, Basal Subproject FB0821, Scientific-Technological Center of Valparaíso (Centro Científico-Tecnológico de Valparaíso, CCTVal). Program with basal financing, CONICYT Project, 2010 – 2011. Responsible Researcher.
  • Development and Implementation of Predictive Control Methods for and Indirect Matrix Converter, Scientific Initiation Incentive Program (Programa de Incentivo a la Iniciación Científica, PIIC), General Management of Research and Graduate Studies (Dirección General de Investigación y Postgrado, DGIP) UTFSM, 2009 – 2010. Responsible Researcher.
  • Control of Indirect Matrix Converters, FONDECYT REGULAR 2008-2009, 1080059, Responsible Researcher: Prof. José Rodríguez, Co-Researchers: Dr. Pablo Correa and Prof. José Espinoza. PhD Thesis.
  • Development of a Control Method for Matrix Converters, FONDECYT REGULAR 2006, 1060424. Responsible Researcher: Prof. José Rodríguez, Co-Researcher: Prof. José Espinoza. MSc Thesis.