puribePaula Uribe

Paula Uribe is an electrical engineer since 2007, and has been working at the Center for the Mathematical Modeling – University of Chile (CMM) as a research engineer since then. She has worked in several projects from different industries, mainly in the area of telecommunications, optimization and operations research, and lately in energy optimization, performing research, design, modeling and implementation tasks.

porellana01Pablo Orellana

Pablo Orellana is a mechanical engineer since 2012, and has worked at CMM since November 2012. While studying, he was involved in the design and build of the solar car Eolian 2, that participated on the Atacama Solar Car race in Chile and the World Solar Challenge in Australia. His work at CMM involves thermal modeling, in the OSIRIS project, as well as the project with Metro de Santiago and AChEE.

rhofst01Raphael Hofstädter

Raphael N. Hofstädter received his master degree in process engineering after only 4 years in December 2009. Between March 2010 and December 2013 he was working at the Vienna University of Technology and contributed in the field of thermal problems for urban rail vehicles (mainly trams and metros). Currently he is finishing his doctoral thesis. Since January 2014 he is employed at Alstom Transport Germany GmbH as patent and innovation manager.

mmatus01Marcelo Matus

Master of Science in Engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineer at the University of Arizona. His work include near 20 years of participation in small and large scale software development projects in Chile, Mexico and US, including monolithic, distributed (1.000+ servers) and parallel (clusters and single image) systems. Currently he is member of the Solar Energy Research Center (SERC Chile).

rromanRoberto Román

Roberto is Mechanical Engineer, University of Chile and Post graduate studies in Solar Energy, Université de Provence, Marseille, France. He is Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Chile and Vice President for Membership Affairs, of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). Some recent projects in which he have been involved are: FONDEF (Development of a Molecular Reactor for Energy Generation from Biomass at the small and medium scale level); MODURBAN (Modular Urban Guided Rail Systems, VI Framework Program, European Commission); CYTED (Iberoamerican Science and Technology Project); RISSPA (Iberoamerican Solar Drying Thematic Network); and CONICYT-EXPLORA Science and Education Projects 2000-2010. He published more than 15 Scientific Publications in the fields of energy and renewable energy research and he has been Editor of two books with the responsibility of one chapter in each. Coauthor of the book ¿Se Necesitan Represas en la Patagonia?, Ocho Libro Editores, 2009; over 30 presentations in International Congresses and Seminars and numerous technical reports.

This event is embedded in the 1st Workshop in Strategies for Solar Energy and Basic Sciences Research, that runs from January 23th to January 28th, 2014.