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Rodrigo Andrés Espinoza González

Associate Professor

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Study, preparation and characterization of ceramics and nanostructured oxides for energy conversion and storage, including catalysis and gas sensor properties. Characterization and physical properties of ceramics and metallic alloys.

Educación

  •  Materials Engineer, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 1999
  •  PhD in Materials Science, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2006

Experiencia Académica

  •   Postdoctoral Researcher Full Time

    Center for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research in Materials (CIMAT) - Universidad de Chile

    Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

    Santiago, Chile

    2006 - 2007

  •   Postdoctoral Researcher Full Time

    UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP

    Faculty of Sciences

    Antwerp, Bélgica

    2007 - 2008

  •   Assistant Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

    Santiago, Chile

    2008 - 2017

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

    Santiago, Chile

    2008 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Product Manager Full Time

    PRODUCTOS CAVE S.A.

    Santiago, Chile

    1999 - 2001

Formación de Capital Humano


Postdoctoral
• 2015-2016. Dr. Barun Ghosh. Project Pi-Nano ACT1117: Preparation of doped carbon nanostructures by physical and chemical routes for solar cell applications.
• 2017-2020. Dr. Ramesh Sivasamy. Fondecyt Postdoctoral Nº 3170052: Synthesis and band engineering of Sn1-xAxSe (A=Ge, Sb) thermoelectric materials for energy application.
• 2020-2023. Postdoctoral Fondecyt Project 3200824. Ximena Castillo. Study of functionalization of mesoporous siliceous thin films with perpendicular oriented channels as a tool in the preparation of sensors for environmental applications.
• 2020-2023. Postdoctoral Fondecyt Project 3200452. V. Rao Bhaviripudi. Self-standing, Thin Papers of Novel 2D Transition Metal Carbides and Nitrides (MXenes) Intercalated with Carbon Nanostructures for flexible Lithium-Ion Battery (LIB) energy storage devices.

Materials Science Doctoral degree
• 2018-2020. Tutor: Darío Zambrano. Development of antireflecting multilayer coatings prepared by sputtering for applications in photovoltaic panels.
• 2015-2018. Co-Tutor: Roberto Villarroel. Modification of titanium dioxide photoactive properties by introducing defects during deposition by reactive sputtering.
• 2015-2018. Tutor: Rocío Tamayo. Synthesis of doped perovskite nanoparticles for arsenic removal.

Master degree
• 2019-2020. Josefina Caroca. Msc in Chemical Engineering (U. de Chile): Preparation of mesoporous thin films for solid/gas applications.
• 2019-2020. Nicolás Carvajal. Msc in Mechanical Engineering (U. de Chile): Hardware developments to measure the catalytic capacity on thin mesoporous surfaces.

Undergraduate:
• 2019. Diego Param. Chemical Engineering. Thesis: Synthesis of graphene oxides for lithium battery applications. Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana.
• 2018. Javiera Águila. Chemical Engineering. Thesis: Dielectric behavior of perovskite-like ceramics prepared by the sol-gel method. Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana.
• 2017. Gonzalo Irribarra. Chemical Engineering. Thesis: Dielectric behavior of doped perovskite-like ceramics prepared my mechano-synthesis and reactive sintering. Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana.
• 2014. Camila Garcés. Tentative disertation date: january 2015. Mechanochemical processing of doped-CaCu3Ti4O12 high dielectric constant ceramic. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana.
• 2014. Catalina Aguilar – Gabriela Bravo. Tentative disertation date: december 2014. Processing influence on dielectric response of doped-CaCu3Ti4O12 dielectric. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana.
• 2010. Evelyn Vega. Adaptation of a microwave oven for sintering of ceramics powders. Engineering in Execution Chemistry. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana.
• 2010. Johanna Beltrán. Preparation of high dielectric constant ceramics by mechanical alloying. Industrial Chemistry, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Ph.D. Fellowship

    National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research - CONICYT

    Chile, 2002

    Fellowship for doctoral studies at Universidad de Chile

  •   Doctoral Thesis Research Fellowship

    National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research - CONICYT

    Chile, 2003

    Fundings to finance operational expenses of doctoral studies at Universidad de Chile.

  •   Postdoctoral research grant from Belgian Science Policy

    Belgian Science Policy

    Bélgica, 2007

    Finantial support for postdoctoral research at Electron Microscopy for Materials Research (EMAT), University of Antwerp, Belgium.


 

Article (53)

Electronic and optical studies on two-dimensional hydrogenated stirrup triels nitride nanosheets: A first-principle investigation
First-principles investigation of the electronic structure, optical and thermodynamic properties on monolayer Sn0.5Ge0.5Se nanosheet
Mechanical and microstructural properties of broadband anti-reflective TiO2/SiO2 coatings for photovoltaic applications fabricated by magnetron sputtering
Production of cadmium sulfide quantum dots by the lithobiontic Antarctic strain Pedobacter sp. UYP1 and their application as photosensitizer in solar cells
Catalytic performance of 2D-Mxene nano-sheets for the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of lignin-derived model compounds
Effects of Eu3+ on the morphological, structural and optical properties of BaTiO3@ZnO:Eu nanoparticles
Structure, electronic structure, optical and magnetic studies of double perovskite Gd2MnFeO6 nanoparticles: First principle and experimental studies
Synthesis and characterizations of Pd/Mn(Mn1.36Pd0.64)O-4 nanocomposite: An experimental and theoretical approach
Unprecedented arsenic photo-oxidation behavior of few- and multi-layer Ti3C2Tx nano-sheets
As(III) Removal from Aqueous Solution by Calcium Titanate Nanoparticles Prepared by the Sol Gel Method
Biological Synthesis of CdS/CdSe Core/Shell Nanoparticles and Its Application in Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells
Crystal structure, optical and magnetic properties of perovskite Gd (Mn0.7Ni0.3)O-3 ceramic nanoparticles: An experimental and first-principles studies
Electronic structure, optical and thermodynamic studies on 2D SnSe2 nanosheet: A first-principles investigation
Field emission properties of carbon nanowalls prepared by RF magnetron sputtering
Magnetic Fe2O3-SiO2-MeO2-Pt (Me = Ti, Sn, Ce) as Catalysts for the Selective Hydrogenation of Cinnamaldehyde. Effect of the Nature of the Metal Oxide
Microstructure homogeneity of milled aluminum A356-Si3N4 metal matrix composite powders
Multi-layer Ti3C2Tx-nanoparticles (MXenes) as solid lubricants - Role of surface terminations and intercalated water
Production of Ag-ZnO powders by hot mechanochemical processing
Synthesis of salt-stable fluorescent nanoparticles (quantum dots) by polyextremophile halophilic bacteria
CO2 methanation over nickel-ZrO2 catalyst supported on carbon nanotubes: A comparison between two impregnation strategies
Effects of strontium/lanthanum co-doping on the dielectric properties of CaCu3Ti4O12 prepared by reactive sintering
Influence of the oxygen consumption on the crystalline structure of titanium oxides thin films prepared by DC reactive magnetron sputtering
Linear Versus Nonlinear Acoustic Probing of Plasticity in Metals: A Quantitative Assessment
Phosphate Favors the Biosynthesis of CdS Quantum Dots in Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans ATCC 19703 by Improving Metal Uptake and Tolerance
Surface plasmon effect in electrodeposited diamond-like carbon films for photovoltaic application
Enhanced dielectric properties of PVDF/CaCu3Ti4O12=>Ag composite films
In situ monitoring of dislocation proliferation during plastic deformation using ultrasound
Influence of micro- and nanoparticles of zirconium oxides on the dielectric properties of CaCu3Ti4O12
Non-isothermal Characterization of the Precipitation Hardening of a Cu-11Ni-19Zn-1Sn Alloy
Plasmon-enhanced optical absorption with graded bandgap in diamond-like carbon (DLC) films
Precipitation kinetics in a 10.5%Cr heat resistant steel: Experimental results and simulation by TC-PRISMA/DICTRA
Influence of tin additions on the precipitation processes in a Cu-Ni-Zn alloys [Influencia de la adición de estaño en el proceso de precipitación en una aleación de Cu-Ni-Zn]
Nanocrystalline carbon flakes deposited by RF magnetron sputtering
One-Dimensional TiO2-B Crystals Synthesized by Hydrothermal Process and Their Antibacterial Behaviour on Escherichia coli
Mineral magnetite as precursor in the synthesis of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and their capabilities of hydrogen adsorption
The use of ultrasound to measure dislocation density
Characterization and hydrogen storage in multi-walled carbon nanotubes grown by aerosol-assisted CVD method
Hydrothermal growth and characterization of zirconia nanostructures on non-stoichiometric zirconium oxide
Mechanochemical Processing of CaCu3Ti4O12 with Giant Dielectric Properties
Microstructure and precipitates in annealed Co38Ni33Al29 ferromagnetic shape memory alloy
Microcalorimetric study of the annealing hardening mechanism of a Cu-2.8Ni-1.4Si (at%) alloy
Photoluminescence in silicon/silicon oxide films produced by the Pulsed Electron Beam Ablation technique
Ultrasound as a probe of dislocation density in aluminum
CHARACTERIZATION OF HYDRATED TITANIUM OXIDE WITH SHEET-LIKE AND TUBE-LIKE STRUCTURES PREPARED BY A HYDROTHERMAL PROCESSING
Copper nanoparticles grown under hydrogen: Study of the surface oxide
Hydrothermal growth of zirconia nanobars on zirconium oxide
Synthesis and characterization of BaTiO3 nanoparticles in oxygen atmosphere
MEASURING DISLOCATION DENSITY IN ALUMINUM WITH RESONANT ULTRASOUND SPECTROSCOPY
Creep behavior of a dispersion-strengthened Cu-Ti-Al alloy obtained by reaction milling
Microstructural characterization of dispersion-strengthened Cu-Ti-Al alloys obtained by reaction milling
High-temperature deformation of dispersion-strengthened Cu-Zr-Ti-C alloys
Performance of Cu-TiC alloy electrodes developed by reaction milling for electrical-resistance welding
High-temperature mechanical behavior of Cu-Ti-C, Cu-Al and Cu-Ti-Al-C alloys obtained by reaction milling

Proyecto (11)

Study and development of ceramic thin films based on abundant materials for gas sensing applications
Materiales Multifuncionales para Aplicaciones en Ciencia de Superficies
Synthesis and band engineering of Sn1-xAxSe (A=Ge, Sb) thermoelectric materials for energy application
International Networking for optoelectronic devices and Enhances photocatalytic activity of nanostructures materials
ULTRASOUND AS A PROBE OF PLASTICITY IN COPPER AND COPPER ALLOYS
NANOSTRUCTURED II-VI SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS AND ARRAYS=> SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND FIELD EMISSION STUDIES
THIN FILMS OF DOPED CERAMICS PREPARED BY MAGNETRON SPUTTERING FOR HIGH DIELECTRIC CONSTANT APPLICATIONS
INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM ON NANOMATERIALS AND MOLECULAR SYSTEMS
ELECTROCHEMICAL AND HYDROTHERMAL GROWTH OF ZIRCONIA NANOSTRUCTURES ON SOLID SURFACES
ULTRASONIC PROBING OF DISLOCATIONS IN MATERIALS.
HIGH DIELECTRIC CONSTANT CERAMICS PREPARED BY MECHANICAL ALLOYING
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Rodrigo Espinoza

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering Biotechnology and Materials

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

12
Víctor Fuenzalida

Full Professor

Departamento de Física

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FCFM, DEPARTAMENTO DE FÏSICA

Santiago, Chile

5
Donovan Diaz

Assistant Professor

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

5
Francisco Gracia

Associate Professor

Departament of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Materials

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

4
Ramesh Sivasamy

postdoctoral fellow

University of Chile

3
PATRICIO LEYTON

Profesor Asociado

INSTITUTO DE QUÍMICA

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

3
Nicolás Mujica

Full professor

DEPARTAMENTO DE FISICA, FCFM, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
rodrigo palma

Director

Ingeniería Mecánica

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Carolina Quezada

Postdoctoral researcher

CIBQA

Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins

Santiago, Chile

2
Elodie Blanco

Profesora asistente

Ingeniería y gestión de construcción, Ingeniería química y bioprocesos

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Macul, Chile

2
Fernando Lund

Profesor Titular

Physics

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Maibelin Rosales

Investigador Postdoctoral

Advanced Mining Technology Center

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Ramon Zarate

Profesor de Física

Fisica

UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL NORTE

Antofagasta, Chile

2
Edgar Mosquera

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

MATERIALS SCIENCE

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Andreas Rosenkranz

Prof.

Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Materials

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Judit Lisoni

Full Professor

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

2
Jonathan Avila

Postdoc

FIC

Universidad Adolfo Ibánez

Peñalolen, Chile

2
Marcos Flores

profesor asociado

departamento de física

UChile

santiago, Chile

2
José Pérez

Associate Professor

Biologia

Universidad Andres Bello

Santiago, Chile

2
SAMUEL HEVIA

Associate Professor

Physics

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Juan Sanhueza

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ingeniería Materiales

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Claudio Aguilar

Professor

Metallurgy and Materials

Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa María

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Noelia Benito

Profesora Asistente

Física

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción, Chile

1
Robinson Dinamarca

Académico

Curriculum e Instrucción

Universidad de Concepción

Concepción , Chile

1
David Rojas

Docente

Materiales

Universidad de Cocnepcion

Concepción, Chile

1
Vicente Salinas

Profesor Asistente

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Franck Quero

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Química, Biotecnología y Materiales

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Edwar Fuentes

Académico jornada completa

Química Inorgánica y Analítica

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS QUÍMICAS Y FARMACÉUTICAS

Santiago, Chile

1
Andreina García

Investigador

Advanced Mining Technology Center (AMTC)

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Mauricio Morel

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Química y Biología

Universidad de Atacama

Copiapo, Chile

1
Hector Pesenti

Academico

de Obras Civiles y Geología

Universidad Catolica de Temuco

Temuco, Chile

1
Denisse Bravo

Associate Professor

Pathology and Oral Medicine

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Alejandro Jara

Investigador Postdoctoral FONDECYT

Departamento de Física

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

VALPARAISO, Chile

1
Matías Castro

Investigador

Ingeniería y Tecnología

Universidad San Sebastián

Concepción, Chile

1
Alvaro Adrian

Profesional

Facultad de Quimica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Maria Cerda

Lider Sistemas Solares Térmicos

Fraunhofer Chile Research

Santiago, Chile

1
Sandra Fuentes

Docente

Ciencias Farmacéuticas

UNIVERSIDAD CTÓLICA DEL NORTE

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Sergio Álvarez

Profesor Asistente

Bioquímica y Biología Molecular

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS QUÍMICAS Y FARMACÉUTICAS

Santiago, Chile

1
Carolina Espinoza

Profesora Asistente

Sonido

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Felipe Barra

Profesor Asociado

Física

DEPTO DE FISICA - FCFM - U DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Cristian Campos

Associate Professor

Físico-Química

Universidad de Concepción

Concepcion, Chile