Director de Departamento
Departamento Ingeniería Eléctrica
Lunes a Viernes: 8.30-12.30 // 14.30-18.30
He received his degree in Electronic Engineering in 2005 and earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering Sciences from the Universidad de Concepción in 2010. Since 2009, he has been a professor at the University of Talca (UoTalca), serving in the Department of Industrial Technologies from 2009 to 2015 and then in the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2016 to the present. He played a critical role in developing the Electrical Engineering program's curriculum at UoTalca and helped ensure its successful launch. He was also instrumental in creating and implementing the Master's program in Engineering Sciences with a specialization in Energy Conversion at UoTalca, which has successfully trained academics and professionals in this field. He is a senior member of IEEE. His research interests include (a) generating new knowledge in power electronics converter control, (b) improving the dynamic behavior of microgrids through ancillary services of grid-connected converters, and (c) enhancing efficiency in medium voltage converters and their applications in distribution networks.
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FONDECYT Regular 2020 - 1201308 "Modular Hybrid Smart Transformer with Virtual Inertia Capability for Distribution Networks". Principal Investigator - (4 years).
FONDECYT Regular 2020 -1201683 "Improvements for the Control Strategies and for Passive Components Design in Power Converters to provide Ancillary Services in Industrial Microgrids". Co-Investigator - (4 years).
FONDECYT Regular 2019 - 1191520 "Instantaneous Grid Support Functions for Scaling-up Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Power Plants via Cascaded Multilevel-Multistring Inverters" . Co-Investigator -(4 years).
FONDECYT Regular 2016 - 1160969 “High-Performance Modular Inverters with Reduced Number of Modules for Medium-Voltage Grid Applications”. Principal Investigator - (4 years).
FONDECYT INITIATION INTO RESEARCH 11110292 “Improvements in Multilevel Converters by mean of Inter-Cell Magnetic Couplings”. Principal Investigator. (3 years)
CONICYT-RCUK “New Configurations of Power Converters for Grid Interconnection Systems” - DPI20140007 - Associate Investigator.
PROJECT FIC-R 2014 PLANTA PILOTO APROVECHAMIENTO DE RESIDUOS DEL MAULE – BIP 30.342.385-0 Associate Investigator.
PROJECT FIC-R 2013 ALTERNATIVAS DE GENERACIÓN EÓLICA PARA LA REGIÓN DEL MAULE – BIP 30.136.480-0 Associate Investigator.
PROJECT FONDEF IDEA (INVESTIGACIÓN TECNOLOGICA) “Desarrollo de un sistema móvil para la generación de mapas térmicos que permitan un manejo óptimo del riego” IT13I10038, Associate Investigator.
PROJECT FIC-R 2011 SISTEMAS FOTOVOLTAICOS PARA RIEGO LONCOMILLA BIP 30.116.412-0 – Associate Investigator.
PROJECT FIC-R 2011 PLATAFORMA ENERGÉTICA BIP 30.116.455-0- Associate Investigator.
FONDECYT -REGULAR - 2003 – 1030368 “Mejoramiento de las Caracteristicas de Operacion de Inversores de Media Tension” Associate Thesis Student to the Project.
Pérez, Ricardo, Marco Rivera, Yamisleydi Salgueiro, Carlos R. Baier, and Patrick Wheeler. 2023. «Moving Microgrid Hierarchical Control to an SDN-Based Kubernetes Cluster: A Framework for Reliable and Flexible Energy Distribution» Sensors 2023, no. 7: 3395. https://doi.org/10.3390/s23073395 *(Open Access)
C. R. Baier, F. A. Villarroel, M. A. Torres, M. A. Pérez, J. C. Hernández and E. E. Espinosa, "A Predictive Control Scheme for a Single-Phase Grid-Supporting Quasi-Z-Source Inverter and Its Integration With a Frequency Support Strategy," in IEEE Access, vol. 11, pp. 5337-5351, 2023, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3236499.
F. A. Villarroel, J.R. Espinoza, M.A. Perez, C. R. Baier, J.A. Rohten, R. O. Ramirez, E. Pulido, J.J. Silva "A Predictive Shortest-Horizon Voltage Control Algorithm for Non-Minimum Phase Three-Phase Rectifiers," in IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 107598-107615, 2022, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3212731.
M. Diaz-Bustos, C. R. Baier, M.A. Torres, P.E. Melin, P. Acuna, "Application of a Control Scheme Based on Predictive and Linear Strategy for Improved Transient State and Steady-State Performance in a Single-Phase Quasi-Z-Source Inverter". Sensors 2022, 22, 2458. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22072458 *(Open Access)
P.E. Melín, C.R Baier, E.E. Espinosa, J.R. Espinoza, "Cascaded H-Bridge Converter Based on Current-Source Inverter with DC Links Magnetically Coupled to Reduce the DC Inductors Value". Energies 2022, 15, 324. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010324 *(Open Access)
P. Melín, C. Baier, E. Espinosa, J. Riedemann, J. Espinoza and R. Peña, "Study of the Open-Source Arduino DUE Board as Digital Control Platform for Three-Phase Power Converters," in IEEE Access, vol. 10, pp. 7574-7587, 2022, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3138705. *(Open Access)
E. Espinosa, P. Melin, H. Garcés, C. Baier and J. Espinoza, "Multicell AFE Rectifier Managed by Finite Control Set – Model Predictive Control," in IEEE Access, 2021, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3116938. *(Open Access)
E. Espinosa, J. Espinoza, P. Melín, J. Rohten, C. Baier, and M. Reyes. 2021. "Finite Control Set—Model Predictive Control with Non-Spread Spectrum and Reduced Switching Frequency Applied to Multi-Cell Rectifiers" Energies, 2021, 14, no. 19: 6045. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14196045. *(Open Access)
C. R. Baier, R. Ramirez, E. I. Marciel, J. C. Hernandez, P. E. Melin and E. E. Espinosa, "FCS-MPC without Steady-State Error Applied to a Grid-Connected Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Inverter," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 36, no. 10, pp. 11785-11799, Oct. 2021, doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2021.3065003.
C. Muñoz, M. Rivera, A. Villalón, C. R. Baier, J. Muñoz, R.O. Ramirez, P. Wheeler, "Predictive Control with Current-Based Maximum Power Point-Tracking for On-Grid Photovoltaic Applications". Sustainability 2021, 13, 3037. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063037 *(Open Access)
E. Espinosa, P. Melín, C. Baier, J. Espinoza, H. Garcés. "An Efficiency Analysis of 27 Level Single-Phase Asymmetric Inverter without Regeneration". Energies, vol. 14, no. 5, p. 1459. Mar. 2021 https://doi.org/10.3390/en14051459 *(Open Access)
A. Carreno, M. Perez, C. Baier, A. Huang, S. Rajendran, and M. Malinowski, “Configurations, Power Topologies and Applications of Hybrid Distribution Transformers,” Energies, vol. 14, no. 5, p. 1215, Feb. 2021. *(Open Access)
J. C. Hernández and C. R. Baier, “Photovoltaic Power,” Sustainability, vol. 13, no. 4, p. 2123, Feb. 2021. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13042123 *(Open Access)
F. Villarroel, J. Espinoza, M.A. Perez, R. Ramirez, C. R. Baier, D. Sbarbaro, J. Silva, M. Reyes, "Stable shortest horizon FCS-MPC output voltage control in non-minimum phase boost-type converters based on input-state linearization," in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, doi: 10.1109/TEC.2021.3055733.
Jaime A. Rohten, David N. Dewar, Pericle Zanchetta, Andrea Formentini, Javier A. Muñoz, Carlos R. Baier, José J. Silva; "Multivariable Deadbeat Control of Power Electronics Converters with Fast Dynamic Response and Fixed Switching Frequency" Energies 14, 2021, no. 2: 313. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14020313 *(Open Access)
D. Murillo-Yarce, J. Alarcón-Alarcón, M. Rivera, C. Restrepo, J. Muñoz, C. Baier, P. Wheeler, "A Review of Control Techniques in Photovoltaic Systems." Sustainability 2020, 12, 10598. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122410598 *(Open Access)
R. O. Ramírez, C. R. Baier, F. Villarroel, J. Espinoza, J. Pou and J. Rodríguez, "A Hybrid FCS-MPC with Low and Fixed Switching Frequency without Steady-State Error Applied to a Grid-Connected CHB Inverter," in IEEE Access, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3044226. *(Open Access)
M. Rivera, S. Rojas, C. Restrepo, J. Muñoz, C. Baier, P. Wheeler. "Control Techniques for a Single-Phase Matrix Converter". Energies 2020, 13, 6337. ; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13236337 *(Open Access)
J.C. Hernandez;F. Sanchez-Sutil;A. Cano-Ortega; C.R. Baier, "Influence of Data Sampling Frequency on Household Consumption Load Profile Features: A Case Study in Spain." Sensors 2020, 20, 6034.; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20216034 *(Open Access)
R. O. Ramirez, C. R. Baier, J. R. Espinoza and F. Villarroel, “Finite Control Set MPC with Fixed Switching Frequency Applied to a Grid Connected Single-Phase Cascade H-Bridge Inverter,” Energies 2020, Vol.13, N°20 ; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13205475. *(Open Access)
J. C. Hernández, F. Sanchez-Sutil, F. J. Muñoz-Rodríguez, and C. R. Baier, “Optimal sizing and management strategy for PV household-prosumers with self-consumption/sufficiency enhancement and provision of frequency containment reserve,” Appl. Energy, vol. 277, p. 115529, Nov. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115529.
M. A. Torres, R. Tonkoski, and C. R. Baier, “Operating Region of a Genset-Based Virtual Synchronous Generator,” IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 136382–136392, 2020, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3011154. *(Open Access)
P. Melin, J. Guzman, F. Hernandez, C. Baier, J. Munoz, J. Espinoza, E. Espinosa "Analysis and Control Strategy for a Current-Source based D-STATCOM Towards Minimum Losses" in International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol.116, March 2020, 105532.
R. O. Ramírez ; J. R. Espinoza ; C. R. Baier, M. Rivera, F. Villarroel, J. Guzman, P. E. Melín "Finite-State Model Predictive Control with Integral Action Applied to a Single-Phase Z-Source Inverter," in IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. Vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 228-239, Mar. 2019.
C. R. Baier, Miguel Torres, P. Acuna, J. Muñoz V, P. Melin, C. Restrepo, J.I. Guzman, “Analysis and Design of a Control Strategy for Tracking Sinusoidal References in Single-Phase Grid-Connected Current-Source Inverters,” in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 819-832, Jan. 2018.
H. Ramirez; C. Restrepo; T. Konjedic; J. Calvente; A. Romero; C. R. Baier; R. Giral, "Efficiency Comparison of Fuel-Cell Hybrid Systems Based on the Noninverting Buck-Boost Converter," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 1237-1246, Feb. 2018.
P. Acuna, R. P. Aguilera, A. M. Y. M. Ghias, M. Rivera, C. R. Baier and V. G. Agelidis, "Cascade-Free Model Predictive Control for Single-Phase Grid-Connected Power Converters," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 285-294, Jan. 2017.
P. E. Melin Rohten, J.R. Espinoza, C.R. Baier, E.E. Espinosa, J.A. Munoz, J.A. Riedemann, "Analysis and Design of a Multicell Topology Based on Three-Phase/Single-Phase Current-Source Cells," in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 6122-6133, Sept. 2016.
C. R. Baier, J.R. Espinoza, M. Rivera, J.A. Munoz, Bin Wu, P.E. Melin, V. Yaramasu, "Improving Power Quality in Cascade Multilevel Converters Based on Single-Phase Nonregenerative Power Cells," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.61, no.9, pp.4498,4509, Sept. 2014.
J. A. Munoz, J.R. Espinoza, C.R. Baier, L.A. Moran, J.I. Guzman, V.M. Cardenas, "Decoupled and Modular Harmonic Compensation for Multilevel STATCOMs" Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.61, no.6, pp.2743,2753, June 2014.
M. Rivera, C. Rojas, A. Wilson, J. Rodriguez, J. Espinoza, C. Baier, J. Muñoz, "Review of predictive control methods to improve the input current of an indirect matrix converter" Power Electronics, IET , vol.7, no.4, pp.886,894, April 2014.
C. A. Sepulveda, J.A. Munoz, J.R. Espinoza, M.E. Figueroa, C.R. Baier, "FPGA v/s DSP Performance Comparison for a VSC-Based STATCOM Control Application," Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on , vol.9, no.3, pp.1351,1360, Aug. 2013
Guzman, J.I.; Melin, P.E.; Espinoza, J.R.; Moran, L.A.; Baier, C.R.; Munoz, J.A.; Guinez, G.A., "Digital Implementation of Selective Harmonic Elimination Techniques in Modular Current Source Rectifiers," IEEE Trans. Ind. Informatics , vol.9, no.2, pp.1167,1177, May 2013.
Munoz, J.A.; Espinoza, J.R.; Baier, C.R.; Moran, L.A.; Espinosa, E.E.; Melin, P.E.; Sbarbaro, D.G., "Design of a Discrete-Time Linear Control Strategy for a Multicell UPQC," IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron, vol.59, no.10, pp.3797,3807, Oct. 2012.
Melin, P.E.; Espinoza, J.R.; Moran, L.A.; Rodriguez, J.R.; Cardenas, V.M.; Baier, C.R.; Munoz, J.A., "Analysis, Design and Control of a Unified Power-Quality Conditioner Based on a Current-Source Topology," Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on , vol.27, no.4, pp.1727,1736, Oct. 2012.
Baier, C.R.; Espinoza, J.R.; Munoz, J.A.; Moran, L.A.; Melin, P.E., "A High-Performance Multicell Topology Based on Single-Phase Power Cells for Three-Phase Systems Operating Under Unbalanced AC Mains and Asymmetrical Loads," IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron , vol.57, no.8, pp.2730,2738, Aug. 2010.
Munoz, J.A.; Espinoza, J.R.; Moran, L.A.; Baier, C.R., "Design of a Modular UPQC Configuration Integrating a Components Economical Analysis," Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on , vol.24, no.4, pp.1763,1772, Oct. 2009.
Baier, C.R.; Guzman, J.I.; Espinoza, J.R.; Perez, M.A.; Rodriguez, J.R., "Performance Evaluation of a Multicell Topology Implemented With Single-Phase Nonregenerative Cells Under Unbalanced Supply Voltages," IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron, vol.54, no.6, pp.2969,2978, Dec. 2007.
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