Carlos Alberto Restrepo Patiño



Curicó, Chile

Líneas de Investigación

Power Electronics; Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Systems; Fuel cell systems


  •  Masters in Electrical Engineering, Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira. Colombia, 2007
  •  Masters in Electronic Engineering, UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI. España, 2008
  •  PhD in Electronic Engineering, Automation and Communications, UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI. España, 2012

Experiencia Académica

  •   Asociado Full Time


    Facultad de Ingeniería

    Curicó, Chile

    2016 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Instructor Académico Full Time

    Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

    Santiago de Chile, Chile

    2014 - 2016

  •   Postdoctoral researcher Full Time

    Delft University of Technology

    Delft, Holanda

    2013 - 2014

  •   Researcher Full Time

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili

    Tarragon, España

    2012 - 2013

  •   Teaching Assistant Part Time

    Universitat Rovira i Virgili

    Tarragona, España

    2008 - 2011

  •   Teaching Lecturer Part Time

    Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira

    Pereira, Colombia

    2007 - 2007


Article (39)

A General Method to Study Multiple Discontinuous Conduction Modes in DC-DC Converters With One Transistor and Its Application to the Versatile Buck-Boost Converter
Improved Model Predictive Current Control of the versatile Buck-Boost Converter for a Photovoltaic Application
A bidirectional versatile buck–boost converter driver for electric vehicle applications
A Fast Converging Hybrid MPPT Algorithm Based on ABC and P&O Techniques for a Partially Shaded PV System
A Fast-Tracking Hybrid MPPT Based on Surface-Based Polynomial Fitting and P&O Methods for Solar PV under Partial Shaded Conditions
An MPPT Algorithm for PV Systems Based on a Simplified Photo-Diode Model
An MPPT Strategy Based on a Surface-Based Polynomial Fitting for Solar Photovoltaic Systems Using Real-Time Hardware
DC Voltage Sensorless Predictive Control of a High-Efficiency PFC Single-Phase Rectifier Based on the Versatile Buck-Boost Converter
Dynamic Modeling of a Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Using a Gaussian Approach
Hardware-in-the-Loop to Test an MPPT Technique of Solar Photovoltaic System: A Support Vector Machine Approach
Modelling of SEPIC, Cuk and Zeta Converters in Discontinuous Conduction Mode and Performance Evaluation
MPPT Algorithm Based on Artificial Bee Colony for PV System
Photovoltaic Green Hydrogen Challenges and Opportunities: A Power Electronics Perspective
Sensorless Adaptive Voltage Control for Classical DC-DC Converters Feeding Unknown Loads: A Generalized PI Passivity-Based Approach
A Review of Control Techniques in Photovoltaic Systems
ADC Quantization Effects in Two-Loop Digital Current Controlled DC-DC Power Converters: Analysis and Design Guidelines
Control Techniques for a Single-Phase Matrix Converter
Coupled inductors design of the bidirectional non-inverting buck-boost converter for high-voltage applications
Current Control of the Coupled-Inductor Buck-Boost DC-DC Switching Converter Using a Model Predictive Control Approach
An Approach to Natural Sampling Using a Digital Sampling Technique for SPWM Multilevel Inverter Modulation
Digital Control of a Buck Converter Based on Input-Output Linearization. An Interpretation Using Discrete-Time Sliding Control Theory
An Efficiency Comparison of Fuel-Cell Hybrid Systems Based on the Versatile Buck–Boost Converter
Analysis and Design of a Control Strategy for Tracking Sinusoidal References in Single-Phase Grid-Connected Current-Source Inverters
Multisampled Digital Average Current Controls of the Versatile Buck-Boost Converter
Efficiency Comparison of Fuel-Cell Hybrid Systems Based on the Noninverting Buck-Boost Converter
A multi-objective optimization framework for offshorewind farm layouts and electric infrastructures
DCM-Based Zero-Voltage Switching Control of a Bidirectional DC-DC Converter With Variable Switching Frequency
Static and Dynamic Current-Voltage Modeling of a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Using an Input-Output Diffusive Approach
Energy Management of a Fuel-Cell Serial-Parallel Hybrid System
Hysteretic Transition Method for Avoiding the Dead-Zone Effect and Subharmonics in a Noninverting Buck-Boost Converter
Identification of a Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell's Model Parameters by Means of an Evolution Strategy
Energy Management DC System Based on Current-Controlled Buck-Boost Modules
Simplified Mathematical Model for Calculating the Oxygen Excess Ratio of a PEM Fuel Cell System in Real-Time Applications
Fast Transitions Between Current Control Loops of the Coupled-Inductor Buck-Boost DC-DC Switching Converter
A Review of the Main Power Electronics' Advances in Order to Ensure Efficient Operation and Durability of PEMFCs
Current-Mode Control of a Coupled-Inductor Buck-Boost DC-DC Switching Converter
Fuel cell emulator for oxygen excess ratio estimation on power electronics applications
Reactivation System for Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel-Cells
A Noninverting Buck-Boost DC-DC Switching Converter With High Efficiency and Wide Bandwidth

ConferencePaper (1)

Multisampled average current control of switching power converters

Proyecto (2)

Sistema integrado para pruebas de pilas de combustible de membrana polimérica=> Modelado, caracterización, y monitorización de sus principales variables para ensayar nuevos materiales, piezas diseñadas o la interacción con convertidores de potencia
Feasibility Study of the Bidirectional Non-Inverting Buck-Boost Converter with Coupled Inductors to be used as a Power Electronic Building Block (PEBB)=> Canonical Elements, Rectifi􀀀ers and Inverters for Power Processin

Review (1)

Trends of offshore wind projects
Carlos Restrepo


Departamento de Electromecánica y Conversión de Energía


Curicó, Chile

Catalina González

Profesora Investigadora

de ingeniería Electrónica

Universidad Andrés Bello

Santiago , Chile

Javier Muñoz

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica


Curicó, Chile

Freddy Flores

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ciencias de la Ingeniería

Universidad Andrés Bello

Santiago, Chile

Johan Guzman

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica

Universidad del Bío-Bío

Concepción, Chile

Marco Rivera

Full Professor

Electrical Engineering


Curicó, Chile

Carlos Baier

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Electromecánica y Conversión de Energía

Universidad de Talca


Christian Rojas

Research Professor


Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

Valparaiso, Chile