Scientific Committee

2. Humberto Vidal, Universidad de Magallanes



I am an Associate Professor at the University of Magallanes, I am Civil Engineer in Mechanics, University of Magallanes (1994); I obtained my Master in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (2002); and my degree of Doctor in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (2005). My interests are energy efficiency and renewable energy. My specialty is in Solar Energy Applications, Thermal Systems Modeling, and CFD Numerical Simulation.

3. Dante Figueroa, Universidad de Concepción


Dante Figueroa is a geophysicist working at the Geophysics Department of the Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile. After his undergraduate studies of physics at the Universidad de Concepción, he graduated (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Gottingen, Germany. His main interests are oceanographic remote sensing using HF marine radars, tsunami detection, and marine renewable energies. Currently he is the Director of the CHIOOS Observatory.

5. Cristián Escauriaza, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile



My research areas are motivated by complex phenomena of nature that are related to engineering problems, and that can only be addressed with deep knowledge of fluid dynamics and advanced numerical algorithms. Current technology allows us today to study in detail multidisciplinary issues such as transport and to mix processes in aquatic and industrial environments, stratified flows, sediment transport, and erosion, among many others, where there is a wide range of scales that affect the works of engineering and the environment.
I am interested in solving these problems, also explaining the physical processes that occur, through high-resolution simulations, and using tools such as statistical models of turbulence, stochastic simulation, and non-linear dynamics in flows with chaotic advection.