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Javier Eduardo Pereda Torres

Associate Professor

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Energy Conversion applied to industry, mining processes, utilities and electric traction systems. Power Electronics, Renewable Energies, Energy Storage, Motor Drives and Control.

Educación

  •  Doctor of Science in Engineering (Energy), PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2013
  •  Master of Science in Engineering (Energy), PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2013
  •  Electrical Civil Engineer, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2009

Experiencia Académica

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Santiago, Chile

    2013 - A la fecha

  •   Research Associate Full Time

    IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

    London, Reino Unido

    2014 - 2016

  •   Visiting Fellow Other

    UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY

    Engineering and Information Technology

    Sydney, Australia

    2019 - 2019

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Independent Engineer Other

    DICTUC

    Santiago, Chile

    2007 - 2008

  •   Professional Internship Full Time

    BHP BILLITON

    Antofagasta, Chile

    2007 - 2007

Formación de Capital Humano


Ph.D. Supervisor
1. Pablo Poblete, "Distributed Hybrid Control in Multilevel Converters," 2019-present.
2. Sebastián Neira, "New Multilevel Converters with Battery Energy Storage Cells," 2019-present.
3. Cristian Pineda, "High Voltage DC-DC Converters with High Step Ratio," 2017-present.
4. Diego Verdugo, "Thesis topic not decided," 2022-present.
5. Katalina Cea, "Thesis topic not decided," 2021-present.

Postdoc Supervisor
1. Juan Gómez Quintero, "Predictive Control in Microgrids," ANID/PIA ACT192013. 2020-2022.
2. Cristián Pesce Gonzalez, "Power conversion for mining," ANID/FONDEF ACT192013. 2021-2022.
3. Walter Naranjo Lourido, "Electric Vehicle Charger with energy storage,"ANID/FONDEF ID20I10267. 2021-2022.

International Ph.D. Co-supervision
1. Martin Moreno, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico, “Resonant Converters for Fast Charging of Electric Vehicles,” (1 year in Chile) 2017-present.
2. Walter Naranjo, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, “Energy Management of Electric Vehicles Powered by Ultracapacitors,” (2 year in Chile), 2013-2017.

M.Sc. Supervisor
1. Rodrigo Cuzmar, "Balance Power Injection in CHB photovoltaic plant under partial shading" 2017-present.
2. Gabriel Yuseff, "Stability of Soft-Open-Point in Distributed Generation" 2017-present.
3. Felipe Radrigan, "Modulations of Multilevel Converters" 2018-present.
4. Felipe Chaparro, "Power Hardware in the Loop of a Micro-Grid" 2018-present.
5. Pablo Bravo, “Modular Multilevel Topologies for Medium and High Voltage AC Substations,” 2016-present.
6. Santiago Aldunate, Highest Honor, “Hybrid Control of Multilevel Converters with Multiple Floating Capacitors,” 2014-2016.
7. Tomás Durán, highest honor, Best Thesis of the Electrical Engineering Department, “New Continuous Vector Space Modulation and Novel Dual H-Bridge Converter,” 2013-2015.
8. Julian de la Barrera, "Thesis topic not decided," 2022-present.
9. Victor Ramírez, "Thesis topic not decided," 2022-present.
10. Ignacio Bravo, "Thesis topic not decided," 2022-present.
11. Felipe Rubio, "Thesis topic not decided," 2021-present.
12. José Gajardo, "Thesis topic not decided," 2021-present.
13. Tomas Salvadore, "Data-driven Methods for Fault Detection and Identification in Power Converters" 2020-present.
14. Francisco Rubio, "Long Horizon Model Predictive Control for multilevel Modular Converters" 2020-present.
15. Alvaro Donoso, "Distributed Control for Multilevel Converters" 2020-present.
16. Rodrigo Aguilar, "MMC with SST in dc-link to balance small capacitors" 2019-present.
17. Alonso Lizana, "Three-port Converter for Fuel Cell and Battery Energy Storage System" 2019-present.

Undergraduate Supervisor
1. Pablo Poblete, IPRE "Battery Management System for 18650 LI-ion module pack," 2017-2018.
2. Andrea Suárez, IPRE "Sustainability strategies for micro renewable energy networks in the Mapuche community José Painecura," 2018.
3. Juan Irarrazabal, IPRE "Battery Management System for 18650 LI-ion module pack," 2017-present.
4. Cristián Aguirre, IPRE "Electric Vehicle Battery Charger," 2017-present.
5. Martin Delanghe, IPRE "Field Oriented Control of PMSM," 2016-2019.
6. Jerónimo Fuenzalida, IPRE "Field Oriented Control of PMSM," 2016-2019.
7. Vicente Peña, IPRE "High efficiency inverter using SiC MOSFETs for V-Solar," 2016-2017.
8. Johannes Sindt, IPRE "High efficiency inverter using SiC MOSFETs for V-Solar," 2016-2017.
9. Fernando Herrera, IPRE "Power Conversion for Marine Energy," 2016-2018.
10. Daniela Muñoz, IPRE "Reconditioning of Electric Vehicle," 2016-2017.
11. Xavier Vásquez, IPRE "State of Charge Estimation," 2014-2017.
12. Paula Ortega, IPRE "State of Charge Estimation," 2014-2017.
13. Víctor Yunis, IPRE "SEVCON Set-up for Electric Vehicle Volta UC," 2013-2014.
14. Sebastián Manzur, IPRE "ABB AC80 PEC Set-up", 2014-2015.
15. Javier Pereira, IPRE "ABB C80 PEC Set-up," 2013-2014.

Ph.D. Examination Committees
1. Matías Diaz, University of Chile and University of Nottingham, U.K. "Control of the Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter for Wind Energy Conversion Systems," 29-9-2017.
2. Eider Narvaez Cubillos, National University of Colombia, Colombia. "Design and construction

M.Sc. Examination Committees
1. Matías Uriarte, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, “Validación experimental de un algoritmo de sobremodulación para UPS," 0-6-2019, Chile.
2. Arturo Letelier, Universidad de Chile, "Implementation of a MMC Rectifier," 5-12-2018, Chile.
3. Camilo Urqueta, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, "Voltage control and cost optimization of a DC micro-grid," 29-03-2018, Valparaíso, 29-03-2018, Chile.
4. Enrique Espina, Universidad de Chile, "Phase Droop Control applied to Four-Wire Micro-Networks," 27-6-2017, Chile.
5. Cristián Garcés, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, "Position sensor based on serial n-bit coding," 17-12-2013, Chile.

Undergraduate Examination Committees
1. Andrea Suárez, Polytechnic University of Valencia, University of Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, "Sustainability strategies for micro renewable energy networks in the Mapuche community José Painecura," 9-8-2018.
2. Claudia Cáceres Zapata, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Industrial and System Engineering, "Determinants in R \& D expenditure in Chilean companies for the period 2009-2014," 27-9-2017, Chile.
3. Francisco Correa Moller, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Department of Computer Science Engineering"Design and development of a minimal system for the creation of exercises that cover the curriculum of 3rd grade in mathematics," 10-1-2014, Chile.


Difusión y Transferencia


Consultancy and Transfer
1. 2022 Technical Analysis and Consultancy, Tracktec - DICTUC. Study of degradation of batteries in buses that are operating in the public transport system of Santiago.
2. 2021 Technical Test and Consultancy, Magotteaux - DICTUC. Harmonic distribution analysis of current in production plant with passive filters.
3. 2021 Technical Test and Consultancy, Tandem - DICTUC. Validation test and report for Electric Bus Yutong ET13 on the Rancagua-El Teniente route.
4. 2021 Technical Test and Consultancy, Vivipra - DICTUC. Validation test and report for Electric Bus King Long 6130 eTech on the Rancagua-El Teniente route.
5. 2020 Consultant National Expert, Claro y Cia. - DICTUC. Legal document to be presented in court: Technical Report about Lithium-ion batteries in phones.
6. 2017–2018 Consultant National Expert, ENEL - UC Energy Research center - DICTUC. Study for ENEL: National Infrastructure of EV Chargers.

Outreach
1. Invited speaker, Conicyt-Explora seminar series: 1000 Scientists 1000 Classrooms, “Playing with Energy”, School Madre de Jesús, Maipú, 21-10-2016.
2. Newspapers, 53 interviews about my research projects, electric vehicles, batteries and energy (El Mercurio, Las Últimas Noticias, La Tercera, EMOL, Diario Financiero, Revista Eléctricidad, El Mostrador, Estrategía, La Nación, Publimetro, La Hora, Bio-Bio online, Cooperativa online, Revista Caras), 2016-2019.
3. Television, 13 interviews about electric vehicles, batteries and energy (Mega, Chilevisión y Teletrece), 2016-2019.
4. Radio, 2 interviews about my research projects and electric vehicles (Futuro and ADN Radio), 2016-2019.
5. Producer of a video to disseminate the laboratory research (https://vimeo.com/51039861) and a brochure of the the laboratory of electric vehicles. I raised 16.000USD for all these activities.

Keynotes, Plenaries, Workshops, Seminaries and Talks
1. 2018, "Hydrogen in Electromobility, "Do Smart Cities, Santiago, Chile.
2. 2018, "The future of Electromobility, "First Seminar of AMECH, Santiago, Chile.
3. 2017,"Flexible Distribution Networks, "UTFSM Workshop, Valparaiso, Chile.
4. 2017, Discussion panel of experts, Launch of AMECH, Santiago, Chile.
5. 2017, "Reconfigurable Distribution Networks," USACH Workshop, Santiago, Chile.
6. 2014, "Soft-Open-Points in MV networks," IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.
7. 2013, Discussion panel of experts, Seminar SCAAP, Valparaiso, Chile.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO MEDAL

    ECOLOGIC VEHICLES RENEWABLE ENERGIES (EVER)

    Mónaco, 2012

    Best Paper EVER 2012

  •   PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO MEDAL 2011

    ECOLOGIC VEHICLES RENEWABLE ENERGIES (EVER)

    Chile, 2011

    Best Paper EVER 2011

  •   Student Scholarship (IECON 2009)

    IEEE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS SOCIETY

    Portugal, 2009

    Financial support to present high quality paper as student member

  •   San Agustin

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2008

    Award for dedication and commitment in teaching support

  •   AWARD FOR DOCTORAL THESIS EXCELLENCE

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2013

    Best Doctoral Thesis in Technology

  •   Best presentation winner in Poster Session

    IEEE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS SOCIETY

    Estados Unidos, 2014

    Best presentation winner in Poster Session (presented by Tomás Durán)


 

Article (36)

A Modified Multi-Winding DC-DC Flyback Converter for Photovoltaic Applications
Decoupled PI Controllers Based on Pulse-Frequency Modulation for Current Sharing in Multi-Phase LLC Resonant Converters
Optimal ZCS Modulation for Bidirectional High-Step-Ratio Modular Multilevel DC-DC Converter
Phase-Shifted Model Predictive Control to Achieve Power Balance of CHB Converters for Large-Scale Photovoltaic Integration
Sequential Phase-Shifted Model Predictive Control for Modular Multilevel Converters
An Overview of Microgrids Challenges in the Mining Industry
Asymmetrical Triangular Current Mode (ATCM) for Bidirectional High Step Ratio Modular Multilevel Dc-Dc Converter
Denoising and Voltage Estimation in Modular Multilevel Converters Using Deep Neural-Networks
Solid State Transformers: Concepts, Classification, and Control
Three-Port Full-Bridge Bidirectional Converter for Hybrid DC/DC/AC Systems
A Design Methodology of Multiresonant Controllers for High Performance 400 Hz Ground Power Units
Distributed Current Control of Cascaded Multilevel Inverters
Large Step Ratio Input-Series-Output-Parallel Chain-Link DC-DC Converter
New dual H-bridge converter for continuous space vector modulation
Design of Electric Buses of Rapid Transit Using Hybrid Energy Storage and Local Traffic Parameters
Direct Modular Multilevel Converter With Six Branches for Flexible Distribution Networks
Hybrid Control of Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Converters for Multiple Capacitor Voltage Balancing
A Methodology to Obtain a Synthetic Driving Cycle through GPS Data for Energy Analysis
Energy evaluation of different inverter topologies and modulations used on electrical vehicles
Optimal asymmetry for cascaded multilevel converter with cross-connected half-bridges
Novel continous space vector modulation in cascaded multilevel converters
Cascaded converters for EVs with single power source and increased power quality
Cascaded converters for EVs with single power source and increased power quality
Cascaded multilevel converters: Optimal asymmetries and floating capacitor control
Cascaded Multilevel Converters: Optimal Asymmetries and Floating Capacitor Control
23-Level Inverter for Electric Vehicles Using a Single Battery Pack and Series Active Filters
23-Level Inverter for Electric Vehicles Using a Single Battery Pack and Series Active Filters
23-Level Inverter for Electric Vehicles Using a Single Battery Pack and Series Active Filters
High-Frequency Link: A Solution for Using Only One DC Source in Asymmetric Cascaded Multilevel Inverters
High-Frequency Link: A Solution for Using Only One DC Source in Asymmetric Cascaded Multilevel Inverters
Asymmetrical Multilevel Inverter for Traction Drives Using Only One DC Supply
Asymmetrical Multilevel Inverter for Traction Drives Using Only One DC Supply
Sinusoidal multilevel converters for Electric Vehicle motors
Direct Torque Control for sensorless induction motor drives using an improved H-Bridge multilevel inverter
PWM Method to Eliminate Power Sources in a Nonredundant 27-Level Inverter for Machine Drive Applications
PWM Method to Eliminate Power Sources in a Nonredundant 27-Level Inverter for Machine Drive Applications

ConferencePaper (15)

Inductor design for a High performance DC-DC Modular Multilevel Converter
Linear Control applied to a non-isolated bidirectional DC-DC converter with Interleave technique powered by variable sources
Three-Port Full-Bridge Cell for Multilevel Converters with Battery Energy Storage
Wave Energy Conversion: Overview and Control of a Permanent Magnet Linear Generator
Triangular Current Mode for High Step Ratio Modular Multilevel DC-DC Converter
Design of Electric Buses of Rapid Transit Using Hybrid Energy Storage and Local Traffic Parameters
A Methodology to Obtain a Synthetic Driving Cycle through GPS Data for Energy Analysis
Energy evaluation of different inverter topologies and modulations used on electrical vehicles
Optimal asymmetry for cascaded multilevel converter with cross-connected half-bridges
Novel continous space vector modulation in cascaded multilevel converters
23-Level Inverter for EVs Using Only One Power Supply and Series Active Filters
27-level converter for electric vehicles using only one power supply
Sinusoidal multilevel converters for Electric Vehicle motors
Direct Torque Control for Sensorless Induction Motor Drives Using an Improved H-Bridge Multilevel Inverter
Cascaded Converters for EVs with Single Monaco Power Source and Increased Power Quality

Proyecto (11)

Modular Multilevel Converters with Embedded Hybrid Energy Storage for Heavy-Duty Electric Transportation
Solar Energy Research Center SERC-CHILE
Solar Energy Research Center SERC-CHILE
Direct and Resonant Modular Multilevel Converters for Power Networks
Direct and Resonant Modular Multilevel Converters for Power Networks
Reconfigurable Distribution Networks
Reconfigurable Distribution Networks
Flexible Asymmetric Cascaded Multilevel Converters: Control and Modulation for Variable Voltage and Power Asymmetries in Real-Time
FLEXIBLE ASYMMETRIC CASCADED MULTILEVEL CONVERTERS=>CONTROL AND MODULATION FOR VARIABLE VOLTAGE AND POWER ASYMMETRIES IN REAL-TIME.
DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TWO ELECTRIC CARS, USING STATE-OF-THE ART-TECHNOLOGIES=> ULTRACAPACITORS AND LI-ION BATTERIES FOR A PURE ELECTRIC VEHICLE AND AN EFFICIENT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A SERIES HYBRID PLUG-IN PROTOTYPE
Núcleo Milenio Electrónica Industrial, Mecatrónica y Control de Procesos (NEIM)
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Javier Pereda

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Jesus Cardenas

Profesor Titular

Ingeniería Eléctrica

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Felipe Núñez

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Matias Diaz

Profesor Asistente

Ingeniería Eléctrica

Universidad de Santiago

Santiago, Chile

2
Sebastián Neira

PhD Student

Electrical Engineering

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Freddy Flores

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ciencias de la Ingeniería

Universidad Andrés Bello

Santiago, Chile

1
Héctor Young

Profesor Asistente

Ingeniería Eléctrica

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA

Temuco, Chile

1
Walter Naranjo

Docente Cátedratico

Facultad de Ciencias Básicas e Ingeniería

Universidad de Los Llanos

Fusagasugá, Colombia

1
Pablo Poblete

Fundador

Andes Electronics Spa

Rancagua, Chile

1
Cristian Pesce

Académico J/C

Ingeniería Electrica

Universidad de La Frontera

Temuco, Chile

1
Luca Tarisciotti

Assistant Professor

Engineering

Universidad Andres Bello

Santiago, Chile