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Marcelo Alejandro Pérez Leiva

Profesor Asociado

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

Valparaiso, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


The main research area is power electronics. During the last years the researcher have been involved in the design, analysis and control of modular multilevel converters for high voltage DC transmission and solid-state transformers.

Educación

  •  Electrical Engineering, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 2006
  •  Electrical Engineering, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 2003
  •  Electronics Engineer, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 2001

Experiencia Académica

  •   Postdoc Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARIA

    Valparaiso, Chile

    2006 - 2009

  •   Associated Reseacher Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARIA

    Chile

    2009 - 2015

  •   Postdoc Full Time

    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DRESDEN

    Dresden, Alemania

    2013 - 2014

  •   Profesor Auxiliar Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARIA

    Valparaiso, Chile

    2015 - 2019

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARIA

    Valparaiso, Chile

    2019 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   profesor auxiliar Full Time

    Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

    valparaiso, Chile

    2015 - 2019

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

    Valparaiso, Chile

    2019 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


The researcher have guided 38 undergraduate thesis, 13 master thesis and 1 doctoral thesis. Additionally, 4 undergraduate, 1 master and 3 Ph.D student are currently under supervision.
The researcher have taught several courses in analog electronics, power electronics, power systems and digital signal processing.
- Digital signal processing seminar form 2008 to 2013.
- Industrial application of power converters in 2010
- Power electronics Laboratory from 2006 - 2019.
- Electronic equipment design 2015
- Advanced control of machine drives 2016
- Control of machine drives 2016
- Power electronics 2016-2019
- Introduction to power systems 2016- 2019
- Analog electronics 2017-2019


Difusión y Transferencia


The researcher have participated in several national seminaries in Universidad de Concepción, Universidad de Valparaiso, Pontifica, Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Universidad de Talca, Universidad de la Frontera, Universidad de Santiago and international seminaries in Melbourne Australia, Montreal, Canada, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, Jyvaskyla, Finlandia, Tarragona, Spain and Seville, Spain. Additionally, The researcher have participated in the explora program "1000 Scientist, 1000 schools", given talks to elementary schools in Valparaiso., Quilpue, Villa Alemana, La Union and Paillaco.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   IEEE Industry Asociation Magazine best paper award

    IEEE

    Estados Unidos, 2013

    Best paper award of the IEEE Industry Application Society in year 2013

  •   Second best paper Award

    IEEE

    Estados Unidos, 2015

    Second place in best paper award in IEEE transaction on Industrial Electronics


 

Article (51)

Configurations, Power Topologies and Applications of Hybrid Distribution Transformers
Pareto Frontier of the Arm Energy Ripple and the Conduction Losses of a Modular Multilevel Converter
Variable Rounding Level Control Method for Modular Multilevel Converters
Power Electronics and Drives Applications to Modern Ship Propulsion Systems
Control of Solid State Transformer based on Modular Multilevel Converters with Interconnecting Dual Active Bridges
Current Control of Interleaved DC-DC Converter Considering a Current Dependent Inductance
Distribution Network Hybrid Transformer for Load Current and Grid Voltage Compensation
Five-Level T-type Cascade Converter for Rooftop Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems
Mechatronized maximum power point tracking for electric field energy harvesting sensor
Model of a permanent magnet linear generator
Shortest horizon FCS-MPC output voltage tracking in non-minimum phase boost-type converters
Sliding Mode Control of the Modular Multilevel Converter
Sub-modular Power Optimizers Based on Partial Power Converters for Utility Scale PV Plants
Visual-Based Positioning of Aerial Maintenance Platforms on Overhead Transmission Lines
DC-DC MMC for HVdc Grid Interface of Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Conversion Systems
Photovoltaic Modules Diagnosis Using Artificial Vision Techniques for Artifact Minimization
Capacitor Voltage Ripple Control based on Decoupled Power Analysis in MMC
Control and Grid Integration of MW-Range Wind and Solar Energy Conversion Systems
Cost based Hierarchical Control for the Management of a DC Microgrid
Evolution of Topologies, Modeling, Control Schemes, and Applications of Modular Multilevel Converters
Experimental Validation of a Single DC Bus Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Inverter for Multistring Photovoltaic Systems
Operating Region of a Three-Phase Quasi-Z-Source Inverter
Optimization of photovoltaic solar power plant locations in northern Chile
Robotics in Power Systems Enabling a More Reliable and Safe Grid
Voltage Balancing Approach With Improved Harmonic Performance for Modular Multilevel Converters
Voltage-Balancing Approach With Improved Harmonic Performance for Modular Multilevel Converters
Analysis of Finite-Control-Set Model Predictive Current Control With Model Parameter Mismatch in a Three-Phase Inverter
Control of Arm Capacitor Voltages in Modular Multilevel Converters
Enhanced Predictive Control for a Wide Time-Variant Frequency Environment
Model Predictive Control for Power Converters in a Distorted Three-Phase Power Supply
Circuit Topologies, Modeling, Control Schemes, and Applications of Modular Multilevel Converters
Control of Arm Capacitor Voltages in Modular Multilevel Converters
Decoupled Current Model and Control of Modular Multilevel Converters
Design of a Cleaning Program for a PV Plant Based on Analysis of Energy Losses
Model Predictive Control MPC's Role in the Evolution of Power Electronics
Assessing Finite-Control-Set Model Predictive Control A Comparison with a Linear Current Controller in Two-Level Voltage Source Inverters
Model Predictive Control of an AFE Rectifier With Dynamic References
POWERING THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRY High-power adjustable speed drive topologies
Predictive Control of AC-AC Modular Multilevel Converters
High-Performance Motor Drives
A Survey on Cascaded Multilevel Inverters
Recent Advances and Industrial Applications of Multilevel Converters
Input Current Harmonics in a Regenerative Multicell Inverter With Single-Phase PWM Rectifiers
A robust phase-locked loop algorithm to synchronize static-power converters with polluted AC systems
Predictive Control Algorithm Technique for Multilevel Asymmetric Cascaded H-Bridge Inverters
High-power machine drive, using nonredundant 27-level inverters and active front end rectifiers
Performance evaluation of a multicell topology implemented with single-phase nonregenerative cells under unbalanced supply voltages
Zero-steady-state-error input-current controller for regenerative multilevel converters based on single-phase cells
Regenerative medium-voltage AC drive based on a multicell arrangement with reduced energy storage requirements
Passivity-based PI control of switched power converters
Input Current Harmonics in a Regenerative Multi-cell Inverter with Single Phase Active Rectifiers

BookSection (1)

Application of Predictive Control in Power Electronics: An AC-DC-AC Converter System

BookWhole (1)

Model Predictive Speed Control of Electrical Machines

ConferencePaper (56)

Control of a multi-terminal DC transmission system based on local variables
Capacitor voltage ripple minimization in modular multilevel converters
Control of HVDC transmission system based on MMC with three-level flying capacitor submodule
Design of a cleaning program for a PV plant based on the analysis of short-term and long-term effects
Modulated model predictive control (M2PC) with fixed switching frequency for an NPC converter
Multiobjective Fuzzy Predictive Torque Control of an induction machine fed by a 3L-NPC inverter
Predictive Current Control with fixed switching frequency for an NPC converter
Reduced switching frequency operation of power converters using virtual model based MPC
Analysis of short-term and long-term characteristics of PV power production
Analysis of sinusoidal current reference generation with flat instantaneous active power for unbalanced grids
Asymmetric Cascaded Converter for Solar PV Applications
Control of MMC-HVDC transmission system operating with local variables
Decoupled capacitor voltage control of modular multilevel converters
Discrete Synchronism Methods for Polluted Single Phase and Unbalanced Three-Phase Systems
Predictive control of modular current source converters
Decoupled control of a three-phase to three-phase modular multilevel matrix converter
Four-level medium voltage multilevel converter for high power applications
Modular multilevel converter based on current source H-bridge cells implemented with low cost reversing conducting IGCT
Modular Multilevel Converter Machine Drive using current source H-bridges
Modular multilevel converter with integrated storage for solar photovoltaic applications
Multi-modular cascaded DC-DC converter for HVDC grid connection of large-scale photovoltaic power systems
Predictive frequency spectrum shaping of currents in a three phase inverter
Reactive power control using a carrier-based modulation for Cascaded Matrix Converter
Series-connected T-type Inverters for single-phase grid-connected Photovoltaic Energy System
A simple modulation scheme for a three-phase direct matrix converter
Capacitor voltage balance of MMC converters in bidirectional power flow operation
DC voltage balance control in a modular multilevel cascaded converter
Decoupled current control of modular multilevel converter for HVDC applications
Modular multilevel cascaded converter based on current source H-bridges cells
Single DC-link cascaded H-bridge multilevel multistring photovoltaic energy conversion system with inherent balanced operation
Static power converter synchronization and control under varying frequency conditions
Finite states model predictive control for Shunt active filters
Generalized modeling and simulation of a modular multilevel converter
Predictive control of DC-link voltage in an active-front-end rectifier
A modified active and reactive direct power control strategy with disturbances minimization
Direct torque control of an 3L-NPC inverter-fed induction machine: A model predictive approach
Finite control set MPC of an AFE rectifier with dynamic references
Predictive control of three-level active NPC converter with evenly energy losses distribution
Predictive current control of ac-ac modular multilevel converters
Predictive Control for Current Source Rectifiers Operating at Low Switching Frequency
Switching loss analysis of modulation methods used in neutral point clamped converters
High Power Synchronous Machine fed by a Cascaded Regenerative Inverter
Modified staircase modulation with low input current distortion for multicell converters
Switching loss analysis of modulation methods used in cascaded h-bridge multilevel converters
Power distribution in hybrid multi-cell converter with nearest level modulation
A robust PLL algorithm to synchronize static power converters with polluted AC systems
Analysis of a multi-cell converter under unbalanced AC source
Analysis of a multi-cell topology implemented with single-phase non-regenerative cells under an unbalanced AC mains
Optimized use of selective harmonic elimination techniques for three-phase AC/DC converters for high power applications
Passivity-based PI control of three-phase switched power converters
Topologies for regenerative cascaded multilevel inverters
Improved performance of multi-pulse current and voltage source converters by means of a modified SHE modulation technique
Input current harmonics in a regenerative multi-cell inverter with single phase active rectifiers.
Input current harmonics in a regenerative multi-cell inverter with single-phase active rectifiers
Operating region in active-front-end voltage/current source rectifiers
Stability issues in three-phase PWM current/voltage source rectifiers in the regeneration mode

EditorialMaterial (2)

Modular Multilevel Converters
Special Issue on Modular Multilevel Converters, 2015

Proyecto (8)

Control of multilevel converters for HVDC systems
MULTI-TERMINAL HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEM BASED ON MODULAR MULTILEVEL CONVERTERS
Advanced structures for grid connected converters
Programmable grid simulator
Modular Power Converter Topologies for High DC Voltage Energy Transmission
MULTILEVEL CONVERTERS FOR HIGH VOLTAGE DIRECT CURRENT TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF GRID CONNECTED CONVERTERS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
DESARROLLO DE ESTRATEGIAS DE CONTROL NO-LINEALES PARA EL CONTROL DESACOPIADO DE LAS POTENCIAS ACTIVA Y REACTIVA EN CONVERTIDORES ESTATICOS PWM CONECTADOS DIRECTAMENTE A LA RED.

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Surveying Solid-State Transformer Structures and Controls: Providing Highly Efficient and Controllable Power Flow in Distribution Grids
Multilevel Converters: An Enabling Technology for High-Power Applications
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Marcelo Pérez

Profesor Asociado

Electronics

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

Valparaiso, Chile

25
José Rodríguez

Full Professor

Facultad de Ingeniería

Universidad Andres Bello

Santiago, Chile

20
Samir Kouro

Associate Professor

Department of Electronic Engineering

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

Valparaiso, Chile

16
José Espinoza

Profesor Titular

Eléctrico

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION

Concepcion, Chile

12
Jorge Pontt

Professor

Electronics Engineering

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

Valparaiso, Chile

9
Ricardo Lizana

Académico Jornada Completa de la Carrera (Profesor Asistente)

Medio Ambiente y Energía

Universidad Catolica de la Santisima Concepcion

Concepcion, Chile

7
Pablo Lezana

Associate Professor

Ingeniería Eléctrica

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Valparaíso, Chile

7
Christian Rojas

Research Professor

Electronics

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

Valparaiso, Chile

6
Carlos Baier

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Electromecánica y Conversión de Energía

Universidad de Talca

CURICO, Chile

5
Javier Muñoz

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA, FACULTAD DE INGENIERIA, DEPTO. TECNOLOGÍAS INDUSTRIALES

Curicó, Chile

5
Pedro Melin

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica

Universidad del Bio-Bio

Concepcion, Chile

4
Cesar Silva

Profesor Adjunto (Associate Professor)

Departamento de Electrónica

UNIVERSIDAD TÉCNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARÍA

Valparaiso, Chile

4
Jaime Rohten

full time academic position

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Universidad del Bío-Bío

Concepcion, Chile

3
Marco Rivera

Full Professor

Electrical Engineering

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Curicó, Chile

3
Fernando Auat

Associate Professor

DEPARTAMENTO DE ELECTRÓNICA, UNIVERSIDAD TÉCNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARÍA

Valparaiso, Chile

3
Eduardo Espinosa

Profesor Asistente

Ingeniería Eléctrica

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE LA SANTISIMA CONCEPCION

Concepcion, Chile

3
Héctor Young

Profesor Asistente

Ingeniería Eléctrica

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA FRONTERA

Temuco, Chile

2
Johan Guzman

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica

Universidad del Bío-Bío

Concepción, Chile

2
José Silva

Profesor Asociado

Ciencias de la Ingeniería

Universidad de Los Lagos

Puerto Montt, Chile

2
Luca Tarisciotti

Assistant Professor

Engineering

Universidad Andres Bello

Santiago, Chile

1
Freddy Flores

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ciencias de la Ingeniería

Universidad Andrés Bello

Santiago, Chile

1
CRISTIAN GARCIA

Assistance Professor

Electrical Engineering

Universidad de Talca

Curico, Chile

1
Marcelo Miranda

Asistant Professor

Ecosystem and Environment

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Eduardo Silva

Associate Professor

Electronic Engineering

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Cristian Castillo

Académicao / Director de Carrera

Electrónica

Universidad Arturo Prat

Iquique, Chile

1
Werner Jara

Profesor Asociado

Escuela de Ingeniería Eléctrica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Alan Wilson

Investigador Postdoctoral

Centro Avanzado de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Hugues Renaudineau

Researcher

UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARIA

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Ana LLOR

Investigadora asociada

Electrónica

UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARIA

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Joel Pérez

Academic and Researcher

Engineering Faculty

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Daniel Sbarbaro

Professor

Electrical Engineering

Universidad de Concepcion

Concepcion, Chile