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Williams Rodrigo Calderón Muñoz

Profesor Asociado

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS FISICAS Y MATEMATICAS, DEPARTAMENTO DE INGENIERIA MECANICA

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Electromobility, Energy Storage, Energy Conversion Systems (Wind, Solar, Photovoltaic, Heat, Hydraulic), Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Hydrodynamic Modeling, Semiconductor Devices, Stability, Advanced Manufacturing, System Modeling and Simulation

Educación

  •  Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME. Estados Unidos, 2009
  •  Mechanical Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME. Estados Unidos, 2008
  •  Ingeniero Civil Mecánico, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2001

Experiencia Académica

  •   Profesor Asistente Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

    Santiago, Chile

    2009 - 2018

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas

    Santiago, Chile

    2018 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Profesor Asistente Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2009 - 2018

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2018 - A la fecha

  •   Project Director - Center for Sustainable Acceleration of Electromobility (CASE) Other

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2020 - 2022

  •   CTO Center for Sustainable Acceleration of Electromobility Other

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2022 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Undergraduate Thesis supervision (selected)
1. Cristobal Moya, One-dimensional thermal modeling of a photovoltaic solar module (Mech. Eng.).
2. Francisco Moser, Experimental measurement of thermal behavior in a Lithium-ion battery (Mech. Eng.).
3. Raimundo Cirano, Numerical modeling of thermal behavior in tunnel structural systems (Mech. Eng.).
4. Jorge Reyes, Thermal modeling of Lithium-ion battery packs (Mech. Eng.).
5. Sebastian Maggi, Thermal modeling of photovoltaic panel with heat dissipation operating in the North of Chile (Mech. Eng.).
6. Victor Santibañez, Effect of blade angle in the performance of a Darrieus-type straight-bladed vertical axis wind turbine (Mech. Eng.).
7. Daniel Quintana, Fluid dynamics modeling of a Arquimedean screw hydro turbine in mining tailings (Mech. Eng.).
8. Sergio Contreras, Computational fuid dynamics simulation to determine the thermal effect of battery casing in the cooling of Lithium-ion batteries (Mech. Eng.).
9. Andrés Bellei, An experimental study of wake galloping for different vortex generation geometries (Mech. Eng.).

Graduate Thesis supervision (selected)
1. Benjamin Herrmann, Hydrodynamics and heat transfer in a swirl flow cavity (Ph.D.).
2. Edwin Paccha, Thermal performance and stability analysis of a lithium-ion battery pack with air cooling (Ph.D.).
3. Josefa Ibaceta, Thermal instabilities of charge carrier transport in solar cells based on GaAs PN junctions (M.Sc.).
4. Cristian Jara, Hydrodynamic modeling of PN junction solar cells (M.Sc.).
5. Celso Rangel, Aerodynamic performance of vertical axis wind turbines with blade surface temperature condition (M.Sc.).
6. Benjamin Herrmann, Small-scale wind turbine placement and wind energy potential in an urban environment (M.Sc.).
7. Richard Wendler, Variations on the Double-Multiple Streamtube Model for Darrieus straight-bladed vertical-axis wind turbines to improve predictions of performance and flow expansion (M.Sc.).
8. Gustavo Richmond, Aerodynamics of Magnus wind turbines for applications in urban environments (M.Sc.).
9. Ramón Bugueño, Experimental and computational analysis of saturation processes in leaching columns (M.Sc.).


Difusión y Transferencia


Universidad de Chile (May 2022- April 2024)
FONDEF IDeA IT21I0050: Integrated multi-agent simulation for the evaluation of sustainable electromobility
scenarios
Deputy Head and Principal Investigator

FCFM, Universidad de Chile (October 2022- Present)
CORFO - Center for Sustainable Acceleration of Electric Mobility (CASE)
Proposal Director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

FCFM, Universidad de Chile (March 2020- September 2022)
CORFO - Center for Sustainable Acceleration of Electric Mobility (CASE)
Proposal and Project Director and Principal Investigator

FCFM, Universidad de Chile (July 2021 - August 2022)
CORFO - Center for Sustainable Acceleration of Electric Mobility (CASE)
Director

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de Chile (Jan. 2018-Dec. 2019)
CORFO Technological Contract for Innovation 17CONTEC-83040 Micrológica Innovación S.A.: Develop-
ment, design and prototype fabrication of an internal combustion engine model MM22.
Project Director and Principal Investigator: physical modeling, thermal and mechanical design.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de Chile (March. 2017-Sept. 2018)
CORFO Technological Contract for Innovation 16CONTEC-67379 Ecoenergías SPA: Pilot of thermo-voltaic
cell to generate electricity and to improve the eciency of photovoltaic panels under high radiation.
Project Director and Principal Investigator: thermal and mechanical design.

Universidad de Los Andes, Universidad de Chile (Dec. 2016-Dec. 2018)
FONDEF ID16I10358: Low-cost autonomous catalytic device based on copper for the elimination of pollutants
from rewood stoves.
Co-Investigator: thermal and mechanical design.

Lithium Innovation Center (CIL), Energy Center Universidad de Chile (March. 2012- Dec. 2016)
Optimal Packing of Lithium-Ion Batteries.
Innova-CORFO project (11IDL1-10466 y 12IDL2-16296) Co-Principal Investigator: thermal management,
thermal cooling, modeling and CFD simulations.

Initiation FONDECYT project 11110235 (Oct. 2011- Sept. 2014)
Charge carrier flow hydrodynamics in PN junctions with applications to photovoltaic solar cells.
Principal Investigator: mathematical modeling and numerical methods implementation.



 

Article (27)

A wind tunnel investigation of yawed wind turbine wake impacts on downwind wind turbine performances and wind loads
Local entropy generation model for numerical CFD analysis of fluid flows through porous media, under laminar and turbulent regimes
Modular packaging effect on thermal performance of LiCoO2 lithium-ion cells: An experimental study
Shrouded wind turbine performance in yawed turbulent flow conditions
Thermo-structural analysis of a honeycomb-type volumetric absorber for concentrated solar power applications
Conjugate heat transfer model for feedback control and state estimation in a volumetric solar receiver
Thermal Modeling Approaches for a LiCoO2 Lithium-ion Battery-A Comparative Study with Experimental Validation
An Optimized Impedance Model for the Estimation of the State-of-Charge of a Li-Ion Cell=> The Case of a LiFePO4 (ANR26650)
Heat transfer enhancement strategies in a swirl flow minichannel heat sink based on hydrodynamic receptivity
Stability and receptivity of boundary layers in a swirl flow channel
A Magnus Wind Turbine Power Model Based on Direct Solutions Using the Blade Element Momentum Theory and Symbolic Regression
Thermal-electric modeling of graphite: Analysis of charge carrier densities and Joule heating of intrinsic graphite rods
A fractal time thermal model for predicting the surface temperature of air-cooled cylindrical Li-ion cells based on experimental measurements
Energy-based iteration scheme of the double-multiplestreamtube model in vertical-axis wind turbines
Hydrodynamic modeling of hot-carrier effects in a PNjunction solar cell
Hydrodynamic structure of the boundary layers in a rotating cylindricalcavity with radial inflow
Thermal design exploration of a swirl flow microchannel heat sink for high heat flux applications based on numerical simulations
Effects of urban configuration on the wind energy distribution over a building
Effects of urban configuration on the wind energy distribution over a building
Information-Theoretic Measures and Sequential Monte Carlo Methods for Detection of Regeneration Phenomena in the Degradation of Lithium-Ion Battery Cells
Multi-objective optimal design of lithium-ion battery packs based on evolutionary algorithms
Thermal influence on charge carrier transport in solar cells based on GaAs PN junctions
Thermal influence on charge carrier transport in solar cells based on GaAs PN junctions
Temperature influence on hydrodynamic instabilities in a one-dimensional electron flow in semiconductors
Hydrodynamic instability of confined two-dimensional electron flow in semiconductors
Hydrodynamic instability of one-dimensional electron flow in semiconductors
Convective heat transfer in plane channels with in-line mounted rectangular bars

Proyecto (4)

Desarrollo e Investigación para el Diseño de Detalle, Fabricación y Prueba de un Prototipo del Motor de Combustión Interna MM22
Piloto de celda “termovoltaica” para generar electricidad y aumentar eficiencia de paneles fotovoltaicos expuestos a alta radiación
Empaquetamiento Optimo de Baterías de Ion-Litio
CHARGE CARRIER FLOW HYDRODYNAMICS IN PN JUNCTIONS WITH APPLICATIONS TO PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR CELLS
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Williams Calderón

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Mecánica

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS FISICAS Y MATEMATICAS, DEPARTAMENTO DE INGENIERIA MECANICA

Santiago, Chile

5
Benjamín Herrmann

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Marcos Orchard

Professor

Electrical Engineering

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Masoud Behzad

Assistant professor

Universidad de Valparaíso

Valparaíso , Chile

2
Pablo Estevez

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Ingenieria Eléctrica

DEPTO. INGENIERÍA ELÉCTRICA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
Jorge Reyes

Ingeniero de Investigación y Desarrollo

Centro de Energía

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Rodrigo Soto

Full professor

Physics

DEPARTAMENTO DE FISICA, FCFM, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Rodrigo Palma

Profesor Titular

Ingeniería Eléctrica

Universidad de Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile

1
Ruben Fernandez

Profesor asistente

Ingenieria mecánica

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Jose Cardemil

Profesor Asociado

Ingeniería Mecánica y Metalúrgica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Bernardo Severino

Research Assistant

SENSE

Technische Universität Berlin

Berlin, Alemania

1
Rodrigo Barraza

Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria

Santiago, Chile

1
Alvaro Valencia

academico jornada completa

mecanica

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE DEPTO.DE ING. MECANICA

Santiago, Chile