Faculty
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Rafael O. Ruiz

Assistant Professor

 

Mechanical Engineering (2004) Universidad Simón Bolívar.

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (2007) Universidad Simón Bolívar​.

Ph.D. in Engineering Science (2015) Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (2016) University of Notre Dame.​

Postdoctorade in Mechanical Engineering (2016), Universidad de Chile.

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Current Ph.D. Students

Juan Romero

Co-supervisor. Civil Engineering Program - University of Chile

Research Interest: Design and optimization of multifunctional mechanical metamaterials under uncertainties.

Jian Huang

Co-supervisor. Civil Engineering Program - University of New South Wales

Research Interest: Optimization of nonlinear piezoelectric metamaterials.

Current Master Students

Maximiliano Caprile 

Civil Engineering Program - University of Chile

Research Interest: Wind and seismic loads combination for aerogenerators

Daniela Sanchez 

Civil Engineering Program - University of Chile

Research Interest: Characterization of manufacturing tolerance for PLA 3D printers

 

Felipe Farias 

Civil Engineering Program - University of Chile

Research Interest: Metamodels for voussoirs optimization in tunneling applications 

Current Undergraduate Students

Andres Chubretovic

Mechanical Engineering Program - University of Chile

Former Students

Diego Astudillo

2022 - MS Civil Engineering - University of Chile

Carolina Arevalo

2022 - MS Civil Engineering - University of Chile

Alejandro Poblete

2022 - MS Mechanical Engineering - University of Chile

Diego Hidalgo
2021 - MS Mechanical Engineering - University of Chile

Nicolas Cardenas

2021 - MS Civil Engineering - University of Chile

Patricio Peralta

2020 - MS Mechanical Engineering - University of Chile