He obtained his degree in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering Sciences from the Universidad de Concepción, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. Since 2009 he has been a professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Talca, practicing in the Department of Industrial Technologies (between the years 2009-2015) and then in the Department of Electrical Engineering (since 2016 onwards). He collaborated in the creation of a career in Electrical Engineering and led the development of the Master's program in Engineering Sciences with a mention in Energy Conversion at this university. He is a senior member of IEEE; his research interests involve the generation of new knowledge in the control of power electronics converters, new topologies of power converters, methods for the improvement of efficiency in medium voltage converters and applications of these in distribution networks.
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 (Accepted to be published).
M. Rivera, J. Muñoz and C. Baier, DSP controllers for three-phase unity-power-factor rectifiers, Control Circuits in Power Electronics: Practical issues in design and implementation, pp. 147-184. IET Press, 2016. DOI: 10.1049/PBPO072e_ch7.
P. Melín, J. Espinoza, C. Baier, J. Rohten (2017). "Cascaded H‐Bridge Converters Based on Current‐Source Inverters: Analysis, Design, and Application on AC Drives", Recent Developments on Power Inverters, Dr. Ali Saghafinia (Ed.), InTech, Available from: https://goo.gl/w85AMX
M. Bravo, A. Garcés, O. D. Montoya and C. R. Baier, "Nonlinear Analysis for the Three-Phase PLL: A New Look for a Classical Problem," 2018 IEEE 19th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), Padova, Italy, 2018, pp. 1-6. (10.1109/COMPEL.2018.8460081).
C. R. Baier, C. Flores, M.A. Diaz, M.A. Torres, J. Pou, P. Melin, E. Espinosa "Reducing losses in the shoot-through state of a single-phase quasi-z-source inverter," 2017 IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (INTELEC), Broadbeach, QLD, 2017, pp. 444-449. (10.1109/INTLEC.2017.8214176).
J. Muñoz, P. Gaisse, F. Cadena, C. Baier, R. Aliaga and J. Troncoso, "Proportional resonant controller for a 27-level asymmetric multilevel STATCOM," 2017 CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies (CHILECON), Pucon, 2017, pp. 1-6. (10.1109/CHILECON.2017.8229708).
L. Cheng, P. Acuna, R. P. Aguilera, J. Jiang, J. Flecther and C. Baier, "Model predictive control for Energy Management of a hybrid energy storage system in Light Rail Vehicles," 2017 11th IEEE International Conference on Compatibility, Power Electronics and Power Engineering (CPE-POWERENG), Cadiz, 2017, pp. 683-688. (10.1109/CPE.2017.7915255).
E. Espinosa, J. Espinoza, C. Baier, J. Muñoz, P. Melin and R. Gregor, "Non-linear control and FCS — MPC applied to multi — Cell AFE rectifier with efficient behavior in steady state," 2017 19th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'17 ECCE Europe), Warsaw, 2017, pp. P.1-P.10. (10.23919/EPE17ECCEEurope.2017.8099386).
J. Muñoz, I. Torres, J. Guzman, C. Baier, P. Melin, J. Rohten, J. Espinoza, J. Silva "Selective harmonic elimination for a 27-level asymmetric multilevel converter," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2017 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe (EEEIC / I&CPS Europe), Milan, 2017, pp. 1-5. (10.1109/EEEIC.2017.7977626).
C. Restrepo, C. Baier, J. Muñoz and A. Garces, "Mitigating reactive power and negative-sequence in distribution feeders with wind energy systems," 2017 IEEE 8th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), Florianopolis, 2017, pp. 1-8. (10.1109/PEDG.2017.7972439).
J. Rohten , J. Silva, C. Baier, P. Melin, A. Rubio, J. Espinoza, J. Muñoz "Enhanced predictive control strategy for low sampling frequency in a multilevel topology," 2017 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC), Puerto Varas, 2017, pp. 1-6. (10.1109/SPEC.2017.8333663).
J. Muñoz, P. Gaisse, F. Cadena, M. Rivera, C. Baier and C. Restrepo, "Model predictive control for a 27-level asymmetric multilevel STATic COMpensator," 2017 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC), Puerto Varas, 2017, pp. 1-6. (10.1109/SPEC.2017.8333621).
F. Flores-Bahamonde, M. Rivera, C. Baier, J. Calvente, R. Giral and C. Restrepo, "DC transformer based on the versatile DC-DC noninverting buck-boost converter for fuel cell emulation," 2017 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC), Puerto Varas, 2017, pp. 1-6. (10.1109/SPEC.2017.8333636).
C. R. Baier, M.A. Torres, M.A. Diaz, J. Pou, J. Guzman, C. Restrepo, J. Rothen, M. Rivera "Improving efficiency in the shoot-through state of a single-phase z-source inverter," 2017 IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC), Puerto Varas, 2017, pp. 1-6. (10.1109/SPEC.2017.8333661).
Silva, J. Espinoza, J. Rohten, L. Moran, E. Espinosa, C. Baier, J. Muñoz, "Extended-horizon finite-control-set predictive control of a multilevel inverter for grid-tie photovoltaic," 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, WI, 2016, pp. 1-6. (10.1109/ECCE.2016.7855104).
Muñoz, P. Gaisse, C. Baier, M. Rivera, R. Gregor and P. Zanchetta, "Asymmetric multilevel topology for photovoltaic energy injection to microgrids," 2016 IEEE 17th Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), Trondheim, 2016, pp. 1-6 (10.1109/COMPEL.2016.7556665).
Ramírez, J. Espinoza and C. Baier, "Operating region of a power cell in a CHB based topology operating at reduced second harmonic," IECON 2016 - 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Florence, 2016, pp. 5058-5063 (10.1109/IECON.2016.7793955).
Carlos R. Baier, Miguel Torres, Javier A. Muñoz , Marco Rivera A., Eduardo Espinosa N., Pablo Acuña “Bidirectional Power Flow Control of a Single-Phase Current-Source Grid-Tie Battery Energy Storage System” 2015 IEEE 24rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), pp.1452,1457, 3-5 June 2015 (10.1109/ISIE.2015.7281673).
Javier Muñoz, Jaime Rohten, Carlos Baier, Marco Rivera, Eduardo Espinosa, Roberto Ramírez, “Design of an Asymmetric Multilevel Shunt Active Power Filter” 2015 IEEE 24rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), pp.1138,1143, 3-5 June 2015 (10.1109/ISIE.2015.7281619).
Rivera, M. Perez, C. Baier, J. Muñoz, V. Yaramasu, B. Wu, L. Tarisciotti, P. Zanchetta, P. Wheeler, “Predictive Current Control with Fixed Switching Frequency for an NPC Converter” 2015 IEEE 24rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), pp.1104,1109, 3-5 June 2015 (10.1109/ISIE.2015.7281614).
Miguel Torres and Carlos Baier “Design of a Virtual Synchronous Generator Strategy for a Single-Phase Current-Source Inverter” 2015 IEEE 24rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), pp.530,535, 3-5 June 2015 (10.1109/ISIE.2015.7281515).
Munoz, Javier; Rohten Jaime; Espinoza Jose; Melin, Pedro; Carlos Baier; Rivera, Marco, "Review of current control techniques for a cascaded H-Bridge STATCOM," IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2015), pp.3085,3090, 17-19 March 2015 (10.1109/ICIT.2015.7125554).
Carlos R. Baier, Torres, Miguel; Munoz, Javier A.; Mauricio, Juan M.; Rohten, Jaime; Rivera, Marco, "Nonlinear control strategy for current source cascaded H-bridge inverters — An approach considering single-phase DQ components," IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2015), pp.3079,3084, 17-19 March 2015 (10.1109/ICIT.2015.7125553).
Rohten, Jaime; Espinoza, Jose; Silva, Jose; Munoz, Javier; Sbarbaro, Daniel; Carlos Baier; Espinosa, Eduardo, "Operating region and control for power converters connected to a variable frequency and amplitude voltage grid supply," IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2015), pp.1094,1099, 17-19 March 2015 (10.1109/ICIT.2015.7125243).
Mauricio, Juan M.; Torres, Miguel; Carlos Baier, Silva, Jose, "Enhanced average model for current source converter hybrid simulations," IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2015), pp.2520,2525, 17-19 March 2015 (10.1109/ICIT.2015.7125469).
Uso de convertidores fuentes de corriente en cascada para inyección de energía eléctrica a la red
Código I002759 Año de Inicio 2015 Año de Fin 2017 Duración 1 Estado Ejecución Disciplina Ingeniería eléctrica (incl. Potencia)(Ciencias de la Ingeniería) Tipo Fondo de Proyectos de Investigacion para Investigadores Iniciales Fondo Fondos Internos