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. He 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: (a) the generation of new knowledge in the control of power electronics converters, (b) dynamic behavior improvement of microgrids through ancillary services of grid-connected converters, (c) enhancement of efficiency in medium voltage converters and applications of these in distribution networks.
FONDECYT Regular 2020 - 1201308 "Modular Hybrid Smart Transformer with Virtual Inertia Capability for Distribution Networks". Principal Investigator - (4 years).
FONDECYT Regular 2020 -1201683 "Improvements for the Control Strategies and for Passive Components Design in Power Converters to provide Ancillary Services in Industrial Microgrids". Co-Investigator - (4 years).
FONDECYT Regular 2019 - 1191520 "Instantaneous Grid Support Functions for Scaling-up Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Power Plants via Cascaded Multilevel-Multistring Inverters" . Co-Investigator -(4 years).
FONDECYT Regular 2016 - 1160969 “High-Performance Modular Inverters with Reduced Number of Modules for Medium-Voltage Grid Applications”. Principal Investigator - (4 years).
FONDECYT INITIATION INTO RESEARCH 11110292 “Improvements in Multilevel Converters by mean of Inter-Cell Magnetic Couplings”. Principal Investigator. (3 years)
CONICYT-RCUK “New Configurations of Power Converters for Grid Interconnection Systems” - DPI20140007 - Associate Investigator.
PROJECT FIC-R 2014 PLANTA PILOTO APROVECHAMIENTO DE RESIDUOS DEL MAULE – BIP 30.342.385-0 Associate Investigator.
PROJECT FIC-R 2013 ALTERNATIVAS DE GENERACIÓN EÓLICA PARA LA REGIÓN DEL MAULE – BIP 30.136.480-0 Associate Investigator.
PROJECT FONDEF IDEA (INVESTIGACIÓN TECNOLOGICA) “Desarrollo de un sistema móvil para la generación de mapas térmicos que permitan un manejo óptimo del riego” IT13I10038, Associate Investigator.
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
Carlos R. Baier, Roberto Cárdenas, Miguel A. Torres, Roberto Ramirez, Marcelo A. Perez, Pedro Melín "Hybrid Transformers with Virtual Inertia for Future Distribution Networks " 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2019, pp. 6637,6642, Oct. 14 to 17, 2019.
Alvaro Carreno, Marcelo Perez, Carlos Baier, Jose Espinoza " Distribution Network Hybrid Transformer for Load Current and Grid Voltage Compensation" 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2019, pp. 6553, 6558, Oct. 14 to 17, 2019.
Manuel A. Díaz, Carlos R. Baier, Felipe Rojas, Alejandro Garcés, Miguel A. Torres, Marcelo A. Perez "A Virtual Synchronous Generator Strategy for a Grid-Connected qZSI" 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2019, pp.4845,4850, Oct. 14 to 17, 2019.
P.E Melin, J.I. Guzman , C.R. Baier, E.E. Espinosa R. Lizana, R. Blasco-Gimenez, Xiaoqiang Guo " Concepts of a Control Strategy for Multilevel CSC STATCOM toward Reduce its Losses using a Fixed Modulation Index " 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2019, pp. 6921,6926, Oct. 14 to 17, 2019.
Rodrigo Morales, Matías Garbarino, Javier Muñoz, Carlos Baier, Jaime Rohten, Vladimir Esparza, David Dewar " Grid Connected PV System with New MPPT Estimation Method Based on Measuring Cells" 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2019, pp.2208,2213, Oct. 14 to 17, 2019.
Felipe Villarroel, José Espinoza, Marcelo Pérez, Roberto Ramírez, Carlos Baier, Luis Morán" Shortest horizon FCS-MPC output voltage tracking in non-minimum phase boost-type converters " 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2019, pp.3979,3984, Oct. 14 to 17, 2019.
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