Dr. José Rodríguez Pérez, rector of Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB) and recipient of the 2014 National Award in Applied Sciences and Technology received the 2015 Eugene Mittelmann Award, which is awarded by the Industrial Electric and Electronics Society, to recognize contributions in the field of industrial electronics.
The national researcher received this distinction for his project, “Contributions to the Development of Matrix Multilevel Converters and Control in Power Electronics and Drives.” The award was presented to him during the Electronic Engineering Conference, IECON 2015, which took place in Japan between Nov. 9-12.
During the same event, Dr. Rodríguez received the award for Best Presented Paper in 2014 in the Industrial Electronics Magazine, titled “Model Predictive Control: A Review of its Application in Power Electronics.”
Dr. Rodríguez completed studies in civil engineering at Universidad Santa María and earned a doctoral degree in engineering from Erlangen University in Germany. He has earned the top awards from the Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers in the United States and is a member of the Academy of Engineering in Chile. He is the author of more than 400 papers and has edited three different journals in the field in the United States. He was the only Chilean recognized in the book “The Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2014,” published by Thompson Reuters.
In 2014, Dr. Rodríguez received the National Award in Applied Sciences and Technologies for his work in science and the industrial development of Chile. He has served as rector of UNAB since 2015.
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