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Research Interests

Sebastian Rivera received the M.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM), Chile, in 2011, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, in 2015. During 2016 and 2017, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada, and the Advanced Center of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (AC3E), UTFSM, respectively. Since 2018, he is an Assistant Professor for the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Universidad de los Andes, Chile. He is also an Associate Researcher at the AC3E and the Solar Energy Research Center (SERC-Chile), both research centers of excellence in Chile. He has participated in several research projects with both industry and Academia, authored ten articles in Web of Science journals, several conference papers, one tutorial course and two book chapters, besides holding five patent applications and one patent granted in the power electronics area. He serves as an active reviewer for various IEEE Journals. He is also a Guest Editor of the Energies Special Issue on "Grid to Vehicles: Power Electronics Study for Electric Vehicle Applications". His research focuses on dc distribution systems, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, high efficiency dc-dc conversion, multilevel converters, and renewable energy systems. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Dr. Rivera was the recipient of the Academic Gold Medal of the Governor General of Canada (2016), the Doctoral Completion Award (2014), the Becas-Chile scholarship for doctorate studies abroad (2011) and the Emerging Leaders of the Americas Program Scholarship (2010).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ryerson University

Sep 201119 Nov 2015

Award Date: 8 Jun 2016

Master, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria

Nov 2008Jul 2011

Award Date: 29 Jul 2011

Bachelor, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria

Mar 2004Nov 2007

Award Date: 1 Nov 2007

External positions

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

20 Jun 2020 → …

Investigador Adjunto, Centro Avanzado de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica (AC3E-UTFSM)

12 Jan 2018 → …


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