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Matías Díaz

Short Biography

Matias Diaz received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Santiago of Chile in 2011. In 2017, he obtained the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Chile, Chile. From 2013 to 2015, he was the Subdirector of the School of Engineering, Duoc-UC, Chile, leading the electrical and automation area of the institution in different campuses across Chile. Currently, Dr. Matías Díaz is an Assistant Professor at the University of Santiago of Chile where he is leading the Power Electronics for Future Technologies Research Group https://www.pefft.usach.cl/ .
To date, Dr. Díaz has published over 40 academic publications in leading international conferences and journals and he participates as director and co-researcher in several research projects from national funding associations, such as CORFO, FONDEF and DICYT.

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Awards & Distintions

  • Best Paper Award: The paper "Control of Modular Multilevel Cascade Converters for Offshore Wind Energy Generation and Transmission", by Matías Díaz et.al., won the “Best Paper Award on Topics shared by Electrical Vehicles and Renewable Energies” in the Eighth International Conference and Exhibition on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies 2018.
  • Best Paper Award: The paper "Analysis of Synchronous and Stationary Reference Frame Control Strategies to Fulfill LVRT Requirements in Wind Energy Conversion Systems", by Matías Díaz and Roberto Cárdenas, won the “Best Paper Award on Renewable Energies” in the Ninth International Conference and Exhibition on Ecological Vehicles and Renewa11ble Energies 2014.
  • Best Paper Award: The paper "Matrix Converter Based Voltage Sag Generator to Test LVRT Capability in Renewable Energy Systems", by Matías Díaz and Roberto Cárdenas, won the “Best Paper Award on Topics shared by Electrical Vehicles and Renewable Energies” in the Eighth International Conference and Exhibition on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies 2013.
  • “2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the Century”, 10th Edition, International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, 2016.
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the World, 33th Edition, 2015.

Recent Publications:

  • M. Diaz, R. Cardenas, M. Espinoza, F. Rojas, C. Hackl, J. Clare and P. Wheeler, “Vector Control of a Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter Operating in the Full Output-Frequency Range”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Article in Press. Q1
  • M. Diaz, R. Cardenas, M. Espinoza, R. Felix, A. Mora, P. Wheeler, and J. Clare, “Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems Based on the Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron, Nov. 2017. Q1
  • M. Diaz, F. Donoso, R. Cárdenas, M. Espinoza, A. Mora, P. Wheeler, "Control of modular multilevel cascade converters for offshore wind energy generation and transmission," 2018 Thirteenth International Conference on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies (EVER), Monte-Carlo, 2018, pp. 1-10.
  • Espinoza, R. Cardenas, M. Diaz, and J. Clare, "An Enhanced dq-Based Vector Control System for Modular Multilevel Converters Feeding Variable-Speed Drives," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 2620-2630, April 2017. Q1
  • R. Cardenas, M. Diaz, F. Rojas, J. Clare and P. Wheeler, “Resonant Control System for Low-Voltage Ride-Through in Wind Energy Conversion Systems,” IET Power Electron., vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 1–16, May 2016. Q1
  • R. Cardenas, M. Diaz, F. Rojas, and J. Clare, “Fast Convergence Delayed Signal Cancellation Method for Sequence Component Separation,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 2055-2057, Aug. 2015. Q1

 

Teaching

Basic Control of Electrical Systems

Thesis Seminar

Drives