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Rodrigo Alfonso Escobar Moragas

Associate Professor

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Sustainable Energy, Renewable Energy Resource Assessment, Design and Analysis of Energy Conversion Systems, Nanotechnology for Energy Systems.

Educación

  •  Mechanical Engineering, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY. Estados Unidos, 2005
  •  Mechanical Engineering, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY. Chile, 2002
  •  Civil Mechanical Engineering, UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE. Chile, 2000

Experiencia Académica

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Engineering

    Chile

    2011 - A la fecha

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Engineering

    Chile

    2005 - 2010

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Adviser Other

    Soquimich

    Chile

    2012 - 2012

  •   Adviser Other

    Antofagasta Minerals

    Chile

    2012 - 2012

  •   Adviser Other

    Universidad de Talca

    Chile

    2012 - 2012

  •   Adiser Other

    Pleiades New Energy Venture

    Chile

    2012 - 2012

  •   Adviser Other

    Andes Maisntrean Renewable Power.

    Chile

    2011 - 2011

  •   Adviser Other

    Minera Esperanza

    Chile

    2011 - 2011

  •   Adviser Other

    Minera el Tesoro

    Chile

    2011 - 2011

  •   Adviser Other

    Soquimich

    Chile

    2011 - 2011

  •   Adviser Other

    Minera Xstrata Lomas Bayas

    Chile

    2011 - 2011

  •   Adviser Other

    GAC

    Chile

    2011 - 2011

  •   Adviser Other

    Minera El Tesoro

    Chile

    2010 - 2010

  •   Adviser Other

    SALFA Corp

    Chile

    2009 - 2009

  •   Adviser Other

    SUNERGY S.A.

    Chile

    2009 - 2009

Formación de Capital Humano


Rodrigo Escobar has directed 18 undregraduate thesis, 11 MSc Thesis, co-advised 4 more, and 1 PhD thesis. Also he acted as Director for the Energy Engineering Masters Program in PUC from 2008 to 2011.


Difusión y Transferencia


The team led by Escobar has organized several events in Nanotechnology, energy, and other fields.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Best Paper Award

    ITherm 2004

    Estados Unidos, 2004

    for the best paper Lattice-Boltzmann Modeling of Sub-Continuum Energy Transport in Silicon-on-Insulator Micro-electronics Including Phonon Dispersion Effects.

  •   Best MSc Student

    CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

    Estados Unidos, 2002

    Best MSc Student Thesis: “Blood Flow and Oxygen Transport in an Intravenous Membrane Oxygenator.”

  •   Excellence in Research

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2008

    -

  •   Excellence in Teaching

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Chile, 2008

    -


 

Article (46)

Analyzing the potential for solar thermal energy utilization in the Chilean copper mining industry
Significant decrease of photovoltaic power production by aerosols. The case of Santiago de Chile
Understanding solar resource variability: An in-depth analysis, using Chile as a case of study
Diffuse fraction estimation using the BRL model and relationship of predictors under Chilean, Costa Rican and Australian climatic conditions
Exergy cost and thermoeconomic analysis of a Rankine Cycle plus Multi-Effect Distillation plant considering time-varying conditions
Exergy cost assessment of CSP driven multi-generation schemes=> Integrating seawater desalination, refrigeration, and process heat plants
Review and assessment of energy policy developments in Chile
The impact of concentrated solar power in electric power systems=> A Chilean case study
Comparison of the levelized cost and thermoeconomic methodologies - Cost allocation in a solar polygeneration plant to produce power, desalted water, cooling and process heat
Effect of soiling in bifacial EPV modules and cleaning schedule optimization
Enhancement of the cooling capability of a high concentration photovoltaic system using microchannels with forward triangular ribs on sidewalls
Materials corrosion for thermal energy storage systems in concentrated solar power plants
Modeling of a small parabolic trough plant based in direct steam generation for cogeneration in the Chilean industrial sector
Multi-objective optimization of hybrid CSP plus PV system using genetic algorithm
Net energy analysis and life cycle energy assessment of electricity supply in Chile: Present status and future scenarios
Sensitivity and effectiveness analysis of incentives for concentrated solar power projects in Chile
Standard or local solar spectrum? Implications for solar technologies studies in the Atacama desert
State of the art and future prospects for solar PV development in Chile
Sustainability evaluation of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) by using Multi Criteria Decision Method (MCDM)
Techno-economic evaluation of a hybrid CSP?+?PV plant integrated with thermal energy storage and a large-scale battery energy storage system for base generation
CSP plus PV hybrid solar plants for power and water cogeneration in northern Chile
Economic feasibility of residential and commercial PV technology: The Chilean case
El Clima desértico costero con nublados abundantes del desierto de Atacama y su relación con los recursos naturales energía solar y agua de niebla. Caso de estudio Alto Patache (20,5°S), región de Tarapacá, Chile
Long-Term Soiling Analysis for Three Photovoltaic Technologies in Santiago Region
Solar polygeneration for electricity production and desalination: Case studies in Venezuela and northern Chile
The coastal desert climate with abundant clouds of the Atacama Desert and its relationship with the natural resources solar energy and fog water. Case study Alto Patache (20.5 degrees S), Tarapaca region, Chile
Thermal analysis of solar-assisted heat pumps for swimming pool heating
Thermoeconomic assessment of a solar polygeneration plant for electricity, water, cooling and heating in high direct normal irradiation conditions
Assessing the performance of hybrid CSP plus PV plants in northern Chile
Effect of soiling and sunlight exposure on the performance ratio of photovoltaic technologies in Santiago, Chile
Preliminary survey on site-adaptation techniques for satellite-derived and reanalysis solar radiation datasets
Review of photovoltaic power forecasting
Thermodynamic evaluation of solar-geothermal hybrid power plants in northern Chile
Estimating the potential for solar energy utilization in Chile by satellite-derived data and ground station measurements
Solar energy resource assessment in Chile: Satellite estimation and ground station measurements
Influence of solar energy resource assessment uncertainty in the levelized electricity cost of concentrated solar power plants in Chile
Net energy analysis for concentrated solar power plants in northern Chile
Thermal and lighting behavior of office buildings in Santiago of Chile
Performance model to assist solar thermal power plant siting in northern Chile based on backup fuel consumption
The state of solar energy resource assessment in Chile
On the validity of a design method for a solar-assisted ejector cooling system
Dense transient pinches and pulsed power technology: research and applications using medium and small devices
Influence of phonon dispersion on transient thermal response of silicon-on-insulator transistors under self-heating conditions
Lattice Boltzmann modeling of subcontinuum energy transport a in crystalline and amorphous microelectronic devices
Multi-length and time scale thermal transport using the lattice Boltzmann method with application to electronics cooling
Methodology for predicting oxygen transport on an intravenous membrane oxygenator combining computational and analytical models.

ConferencePaper (9)

Flow dynamics characteristics in micro and nano length scales devices with the Lattice-Boltzmann method: The air bearing problem
NET ENERGY ANALYSIS FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER PLANTS IN CHILE
NET ENERGY FOR CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER IN CHILE
SOLAR ENERGY RESOURCE ASSESMENT FOR CHILE
Stretching fields and flow mixing enhancement of rarified gases in micro-grooved channels by the Lattice Boltzmann method
Flow characteristics of rarified gases in micro-grooved channels by the lattice-boltzmann method
Thin film phonon heat conduction by the dispersion lattice boltzmann method
Flow bifurcations and transition scenarios in confined flows: Channel geometry and operational parameter dependency
Lattice Boltzmann modeling of the thermal response of silicon-on-insulator transistors under Joule heating including phonon dispersion

Proyecto (13)

Desalinización asistida por energía solar=> perspectivas y potencial para Chile
Assessing the potential for solar energy in Chile
Diseño, Integración, Ensayo y Caracterización de un Concepto Experimental de Sistema Híbrido de Conversión de Energía Solar en Energía Eléctrica y Térmica
ICESE=> INternational Center of Excellence in Solar Energy
Poligeneración solar en la industria del vino
Thermoeconomic optimization of polygeneration processes in concentrated solar power plants=> applications to power generation, process heat, solar cooling and water desalination in northern Chile
Development, Characterization and Optimization of Hybrid Solar Energy Conversion Systems
Evaluación de Recurso Solar en Chile
NET ENERGY ANALYSIS OF CONCENTRATED SOLAR POWER IN CHILE=> APLICATIONS TO POWER GENERATION IN PARABOLIC TROUGH PLANTS
MULTISCALE ENERGY TRANSPORT IN SUB-MICRON ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Articulación universidad-gobierno-empresa en nanotecnología
Multiscale energy transport in sub-micron electronic devices
MULTISCALE ENERGY TRANSPORT IN SUB-MICRON ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Review (1)

Clear sky solar irradiance models: A review of seventy models
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Rodrigo Escobar

Associate Professor

Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

11
Jose Cardemil

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Mecánica y Metalúrgica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

6
Amador Guzman

Principal Investigator

STECTEC

Santiago, Chile

5
Carlos Mata

Estudiante de doctorado

Escuela de Ingenieria

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Armando Castillejo

Tesista de Doctorado

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
HUMBERTO VIDAL

Director

UNIVERSIDAD DE MAGALLANES

Punta Arenas, Chile

1
Andres Diaz

Director de Escuela

Escuela de Ingeniería Industrial

Universidad Diego Portales

Santiago, Chile

1
Claudio Tenreiro

Decano

Departamento de Tecnologías Industriales

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile

1
Alvaro Lorca

Associate Professor

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Luis Huerta

Jefe de División

División de Investigación y Aplicaciones Nucleares

Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear

Santiago, Chile

1
marcelo zambra

Investigador

Ciencias Nucleares

Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear

Santiago, Chile

1
Leopoldo Soto

Head of the Plasma Physics and Nuclear Fusion Laboratory

Thermonuclear Plasma Department

Comisión Chilena de Energia Nuclear

Santiago, Chile

1
Julio Vergara

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Waldo Bustamante

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Jorge Ramos

Associate Professor

Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA

Santiago, Chile

1
Cesar Retamal

Profesor Conferenciante

Departamento de Ingeniería y Gestión de la en Construcción

UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA

Curicó, Chile

1
José Moreno

Jefe de Departamento

Ciencias Nucleares

COMISIÓN CHILENA DE ENERGÍA NUCLEAR

Santiago, Chile

1
Cristian Pavez

Researcher

Nuclear Sciences Department

COMISIÓN CHILENA DE ENERGÍA NUCLEAR

Santiago, Chile