Ruben Bravo Vargas

Ruben Bravo Vargas

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Modelling and Optimisation of Solar Power Plants with Energy Storage Systems, University of Edinburgh

Jun 2016Jul 2020

Award Date: 20 Apr 2021

Master of Engineering, Master of Energy Systems, The University of Melbourne

Mar 2014Jul 2015

Award Date: 10 Aug 2015

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

Mar 2000Dec 2005

Award Date: 18 Jan 2006

External positions

Tutor, Laboratory demonstrator, and Marker: - Thermofluids, - Fluid Mechanics, - Thermodynamics., University of Edinburgh


Postgraduate Researcher, University of Edinburgh


Plant Engineer, ENAP, Chilean Petroleum Company


Space Systems Engineer, Space Operations Group - Chile


Energy Management Engineer, BHP Billiton, Escondida Copper Mine


Lecturer: - Process Plant Engineering. , Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria


Project Engineer, ENAP, Chilean Petroleum Company


Tutor and Laboratory demonstrator: - Probability and Statistics, - Modern Physics., Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria


Areas of expertise

  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Energy
  • Renewable and Low Carbon Energy
  • Climate Change
  • Energy storage
  • Thermodynamics
  • Energy conversion
  • energy networks
  • TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
  • Energy systems modelling
  • power systems modelling
  • Water-energy nexus


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