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Andres C.

Salazar-Llinas 10 Calle Ramirez Silva, Esq de Diego


Mayagüez, P.R. 00680
Email: andres.salazar@ece.uprm.edu
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My research interest lies in the area of renewable energy generation, designing and implementation of linear
and non linear control structures for power electronic systems such as DC/DC or DC/AC converters connected
to Renewable energy systems.

EDUCATION:

Institution: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Degree Sought: M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Specialization: Control Systems
GPA: 4.0/4.0
Expected Graduation: Jan 2011

Institution: Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia


Degree: Specialist in Engineering Project Management
GPA: 4.35 / 5.0
Graduation date: Aug 2007

Institution: Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia


Degree: B.S. in Electronic Engineering
GPA: 4.0 / 5.0, Distinguished Student
Graduation date: March 2006

Core Courses: Feedback Control Systems, Non Linear Systems, Linear Systems, Digital Signal
Processing, Advanced Control Theory.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Position: Graduate Research – Power Electronic Laboratory Aug 2008 to Present


Institution: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. Mayagüez, Puerto
Rico
• Mathematical Modelling of Reneweable energy sources.
• Design and analysis of MPPT algorithms for Photovoltaic (PV)
systems and PV- Fuel Cell (FC) systems.
Position: Teaching Assistant – Robotic Laboratory Aug 2008 to Aug 2010
Institution: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus. Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
• Supervision of the Automation and Robotics class.
• Knowledge in Rockwell CompactLogix and ControlLogix PLCs,
Epson and CRS Robotic Arms.
Position: Professor – Programmable Logical Devices. FPGAs and PLDs Feb 2008 to Jun 2008
Institution: Basis
Corporacion Politecnico Costa Atlantica. Barranquilla, Colombia.
• Associate Professor of the Electronic Engineering Department
Position: Professor – Project Formulation. Feb 2008 to Jun 2008
Institution: Corporacion Politecnico Costa Atlantica. Barranquilla, Colombia.
• Associate Professor of the Electronic Engineering Department

Position: Project Engineer. Nov 2007 to Jul 2008


Institution: Ingenieria Inteligente Ltd. Barranquilla, Colombia
• Formulation and management of Technological Projects.

Position: Undergraduate Research Assistant Aug 2004 to Jan 2006


Institution: Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia
• Development of a low signal to noise relation (Eb/No) and high
Doppler shift deviation Hardware Detector for Satellite Software
Radio Reception Systems.
Position: Teaching Assistant – Analog Communications. Feb 2003 to Jun 2003
Institution: Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia
• Supervision and Evaluation of undergraduate Students.
KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

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• Softwares: ModelSim, Xilinx ISE, Matlab, Project 2003, Delphi 2006, MPLAB, RobComm3, Altium Designer
6, RsLogix500, Eagle CAD Design.
• Programming Languages: VHDL, Fortran, Assembler, C, RAPL, Ladder, Turbo Pascal
PUBLICATIONS:

• Gonzalez-Llorente, J.; Ortiz-Rivera, E.I.; Salazar-Llinas, A.; Jimenez-Brea, E.; , "Analyzing the optimal
matching of dc motors to photovoltaic modules via dc-dc converters," Applied Power Electronics
Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2010 Twenty-Fifth Annual IEEE , vol., no., pp.1062-1068, 21-25 Feb.
2010
• Jimenez-Brea, E.; Salazar-Llinas, A.; Ortiz-Rivera, E.; Gonzalez-Llorente, J.; , "A maximum power point
tracker implementation for photovoltaic cells using dynamic optimal voltage tracking," Applied Power
Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2010 Twenty-Fifth Annual IEEE , vol., no., pp.2161-2165,
21-25 Feb. 2010
• Brea, E.A.J.; Ortiz-Rivera, E.I.; Salazar-Llinas, A.; Gonzalez-Llorente, J.; , "Simple photovoltaic solar cell
dynamic sliding mode controlled maximum power point tracker for battery charging applications," Applied
Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2010 Twenty-Fifth Annual IEEE , vol., no., pp.666-
671, 21-25 Feb. 2010
• Ortiz-Rivera, E.I.; Salazar-Llinas, A.; Gonzalez-Llorente, J.; , "A mathematical model for online electrical
characterization of thermoelectric generators using the P-I curves at different temperatures," Applied Power
Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2010 Twenty-Fifth Annual IEEE , vol., no., pp.2226-2230,
21-25 Feb. 2010
• Ortiz-Rivera, E.; Salazar-Llinas, A.; Velez-Delgado, J.; , "An enriched undergraduate research experience
based on the simulation, experiments, and theory of fuel cells," Frontiers in Education Conference, 2009.
FIE '09. 39th IEEE , vol., no., pp.1-6, 18-21 Oct. 2009
• Ortiz-Rivera, E.I.; Gonzalez-Llorente, J.; Salazar-Llinas, A.; , "Bringing renewable energy to the electrical
engineering undergraduate education and research at UPRM," Frontiers in Education Conference, 2009.
FIE '09. 39th IEEE , vol., no., pp.1-6, 18-21 Oct. 2009
• Gabriel Ramirez, Andres Salazar and Juan Caros Velez. Implementation in VHDL of a Satellite signal
Detector with low signal to noise relation and High Doppler Shift Deviation. (LACCET’2005)“Advances in
Engineering and Technology: A Global Perspective”, 8-10 June 2005, Cartagena de Indias, COLOMBIA

AWARDS AND HONORS:

• 25th Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition 2010. Best technical presentation in
the Renewable Energy Session.
• APEC Attendance Grant from the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA), 2010.
• Distinguished University Student, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla 2006.

REFERENCES:

Available upon request.