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Roberto Cárdenas (S’ 95-M’97-SM’07) was born in Punta Arenas Chile. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Magallanes, Chile, in 1988 and his Msc. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Nottingham in 1992 and 1996 respectively. From 1989-1991 and 1996-2008 he was a lecturer in the University of Magallanes Chile. From 1991 to 1996 he was with the Power Electronics Machines and Control Group (PEMC group), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. From 2009-2011 he was a professor in power electronics and drives with the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Santiago de Chile, Chile. He is currently a professor in Power Electronics and Drives at the University of Chile. His main interests are in control of electrical machines, variable speed drives, wind energy ,control of micro-grids and renewable energy systems.
Professor Cárdenas is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a reviewer for several IEEE transactions including IEEE Trans. On Power Electronics, IEEE Trans on Energy Conversion and IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics . He received the best paper award in 2005 as the principal author of the best paper published in 2004 in the IEEE TRANS. ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS. He also received the prize “Ramon Salas Edwards” from the Chilean Institute of Engineers as one of the supervisors of the thesis selected as the best Chilean Engineering Thesis of 2009.
Roberto Cárdenas is an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANS. ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS and has been Guest Coordinating Editor of Special Issues in the same journal. He has published more than 120 papers in international conferences and journals, with 50 papers published in Scopus journals. According to the Scopus database his current H index is 25 and his work has been cited about 2400 times.