Christian Pablo Romero Vieyra
Universidad Tecnica Santa Maria
Science: Nanostructured materials in magnetic and superconducting research. Cluster assembled systems for hydrogen storage. Engineering & Patents: Energy storage devices, hydrogen and water purification based on nanoscience.
Science, Physics, KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (KUL). Bélgica, 2012
Physics, PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE. Chile, 2004
Asociated reasercher Full Time
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN (KUL)
2012 - 2012
Tenure track resercher Full Time
UNIVERSIDAD TECNICA FEDERICO SANTA MARIA
2012 - A la fecha
scientific contractor Other
impact alliance chile
Viña del mar, Chile
2013 - 2014
CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER (CSO) Full Time
2019 - 2021
CEO Full Time
2018 - A la fecha
Researcher Full Time
2016 - A la fecha
During my work experience, in the hydrogen internal combustion engine (ICE) development at ALSET as Chief Science Officer, the training of engineers in science and strategic decision making was also part of the work. This kind of training of staff is also very relevant in my opinion.
The same is true for my work at Energy CheX as CEO, the work was that of a start-up. During this time the necessity to create work groups and distribute the different workloads was also part of the training younger engineers and staff need to see and experience first hand. This way they gain insight into how the management of people is not always textbook material, but rather an issue of both textbook and experience.
Teaching has been a permanent parte of my education. From my Undergraduate Studies at PUC Where I taught several experimental physics classes to Engineers , and Students of Physics and Astronomy. During my pre - Ph.D. in KULeuven I had to lecture experimental physics to undergraduate students and Biophysics and also to Master Students.
During the PhD I was the supervisor for two Master thesis student in Physics.
Today I have one undergraduate student at the technical university Santa Maria.
Much of my expertise with hydrogen has been used in the hydrogen internal combustion engine (ICE) development at ALSET. In this project a dual-fuel retrofit kit was developed so that large 2 MW mining trucks can run on both diesel or hydrogen. This project was a 20M USD project, that was partially funded by the government and mainly by private investment.
Has build and patented several devices relating to energy storage and energy generation. One specific patent to mention is the one titled "SYSTEM AND METHOD TO STORE AND GENERATE ENERGY WHERE A PRESSURE IS RELEASED INTO A LIQUID CIRCUIT WHICH IN TURN MOVES A LIQUID TURBINE TO GENERATE POWER".
This is a patent that uses air pressure to move water through a specific circuit to produce electrical energy. This patent is being filed in the US, Europa, Australia and Chile.
Currently Mr. Romero has been able raise enough investment for the technology company Energy CheX SpA so that the implementation of the above patent can be constructed and a first industrial prototype can see the light of day.
Repatriation of scientist abroad 2012
Under the line of insertion into academia, the PAI program awards "help returning" funds to researchers that are currently abroad to come back to Chile and continue their career here.
PhD Grant for the university of Wellington New Zealand
National grant to do the PhD abroad (New Zealand). I did NOT use this grant; as I was awarded a better grant from the Flemish Research Council to do my PhD in Leuven, Belgium. Nevertheless it is worth mentioning.
Nucleo Mileneo for Planitary Formation
Centro Científico Tecnológico de Valparaiso
Experimentos sobre hadrones con sondas electrodébiles=> Física fundamental y desarrollo de tecnologías
Apoyo al retorno 2012
PROPERTIES OF POLYCRYSTALLINE THIN FILMS WITH NANO-SIZE GRANULAR TEXTURE=> CHARACTERIZATION, ADSORPTION AND CONDUCTION STUDIES