Rodrigo Barraza

Sistemas Multienergéticos

Rodrigo Barraza Vicencio is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, specializing in energy conversion systems through thermal processes for heating and cooling applications, using both solar and conventional energy sources. His work focuses on the evaluation of the energy performance of photovoltaic modules, with experience in experimental research and computational modeling. Rodrigo received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and his Mechanical Civil Engineering degree from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile.

Before joining Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Rodrigo was Director of Industrial Consulting and Services at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María and a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the same university. He has led several research projects funded by ANID, focused on solar desalination and efficiency of photovoltaic systems in extreme climates. Rodrigo has published extensively in scientific journals and has presented his research at international conferences. He has also obtained patents in solar-related technologies and has received awards such as the ASHRAE Graduate Grant-in-aid and the Fulbright Scholarship. His commitment to applied research and his ability to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge stand out in his contribution to the advancement of energy engineering.