Undergraduate Students


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Ricardo Ares Julia
  • Ricardo Ares Julia

  •   ricardo.ares@upr.edu
  • Interests: Design of Machinery, Fluid Dynamics, Renewable Energy Applications and System Dynamics.
  • Bio: Ricardo J. Ares Julia was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in December 2, 1993. He grew up in Rio Grande, P.R. until he moved to Aguadilla in 2011 to study a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (UPRM). During his fourth year of study he got a certificate in Solar Energy Systems, due to his desire to learn more about photovoltaic solar energy. Which he believe to be the most eco-friendly energy source for the future. Currently he is part of an undergraduate research program with Dr. Eduardo I. Ortiz-Rivera developing a Solar Simulator with LED technology, his role in this investigation is the mechanical design and construction. With this special project he will be able to combine his studies with his interest in renewable energy.

Harold J. Coll Varela
  • Harold J. Coll Varela

  •   harold.coll@upr.edu
  • Interests: Power Systems, Control System, Renewable Energy, Robotics
  • Bio: I was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico in December 12, 1993, but I live in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. I am pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. I am member of the Solar Simulator Research team. Currently working in the design and circuit analysis team.

Edgardo Corporan Colon
  • Edgardo Corporan Colon

  •   edgardo.corporan@upr.edu
  • Interests: Control Systems, Robotics, Bio- Engineering and Renewable Energy
  • Bio: Edgardo J. Corporan Colon was born on September 27,1995 in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Graduated from Jose Felipe Zayas High school in Coamo, P.R on May 2013. Presently studying a 5 year Bachelors degree in The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM), in electrical engineering with plans to focus in the field of Control Systems. Current researcher in the Solar Simulator Team, searching for standards and tests that will be administrated to the simulator (if completed would be the first solar simulator in P.R).

William A Crespo Martinez
  • William A Crespo Martinez

  •   william.crespo@upr.edu
  • Interests: Systems and Controls, mechanical design, robotics, aerospace, communication systems
  • Bio:

Ashley  Del Valle Morales
  • Ashley Del Valle Morales

  •   ashley.delvalle2@upr.edu
  • Interests: Renewable energy, Power electronics, Sustainability and Green buildings.
  • Bio: Electrical Engineering undergraduate student at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. Captain of the Smart Solar Simulator research team.

Angelina M. Estela
  • Angelina M. Estela

  •   angelina.estela@upr.edu
  • Interests: Bio-engineering, CAD Design, 3D Printing, Neural Networks, Fuel Cell Design, Ethics Education...
  • Bio: Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Student and Biology Minor at UPRM; working on the application of biological concepts towards the development and improvement of engineering designs.

Niomarie Gonzalez
  • Niomarie Gonzalez

  •   niomarie.gonzalez@upr.edu
  • Interests: Aerospace Engineering, Removable Energy, Manufacturing and Automobile Mechanics
  • Bio: Niomarie Gonzalez Perez was born in Mayaguez and raised in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico. Currently she is coursing a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering with the goal to graduate with a minor in Aerospace Engineering as well. She had the opportunity to work as a volunteer in a Biomedical Research and now she is currently working on the Solar Simulator Research. She is also currently the secretary of the association AFIM.

Emmanuel Gonzalez Figueroa
  • Emmanuel Gonzalez Figueroa

  •   emmanuel.gonzalez3@upr.edu
  • Interests: Power and control systems, Robotics, Renewable Energy
  • Bio: Born in Jayuya, Puerto Rico. Graduated from the Josefina Leon Zayas High school. Currently an undergraduate electrical engineering student at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez.

Aris Gonzalez Maldonado
  • Aris Gonzalez Maldonado

  •   aris.gonzalez1@upr.edu
  • Interests: Power Electronics, Solar system, renewable energy, Robotics, Controls.
  • Bio: My name is Aris X. Gonzalez Maldonado and I'm an Electrical Engineering undergraduate student at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus. I was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico but lived in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. My current research consist in a solar simulator which we want to recreate the solar spectrum by using led technology. I hope still working in projects like that in the future to develop myself in the Power electronic area.

Gustavo Martinez Zayas
  • Gustavo Martinez Zayas

  •   gustavo.martinez4@upr.edu
  • Interests: Mechanical engineering, Acoustical engineering, Biomechanics
  • Bio: : Gustavo Martinez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on march 19,1996. Graduated from Notre Dame high school and the Libre de Musica de Caguas. Currently he is an undergraduate student on his second year in Mechanical engineering at the university of Puerto Rico Recinto de Mayaguez (UPRM). He is also part of the string orchestra were he plays the violin and the solar simulator research team.

Francisco Matos Ortiz
  • Francisco Matos Ortiz

  •   francisco.matos2@upr.edu
  • Interests: Renewable Energy, Power Systems, Power Electronics and Illumination
  • Bio: Born in Fajardo, PR. He is an undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus. His current research under the supervision of Dr. Ortiz is in illumination. Working with other undergraduate students in designing a machine to simulate the sun spectrum with LED's for testing photovoltaics cells efficiency.

Jan Ortega Suarez
  • Jan Ortega Suarez

  •   jan.ortega@upr.edu
  • Interests: Electronic System Design, Renewable Energy, Automotive Engineering, Software, Power Electronics
  • Bio: Born in San Juan, from Carolina, Puerto Rico. Reaching a vast knowledge to produce innovations in the areas of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Currently working on Gecko-Circuits software the circuit simulator for Power Electronics. Studying Electrical Engineering in University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez.

Anthony Perez Santiago
  • Anthony Perez Santiago

  •   anthony.perez2@upr.edu
  • Interests: Power Systems, Control System, Integration of Renewable Energy, Power Electronics
  • Bio: Anthony Perez Santiago was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico in October 21, 1992. Was graduated from high school in Santa Teresita Academy in Naranjito, Puerto Rico in May 2010. Currently he is an undergraduate student at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez (UPRM). At UPRM he is beginning his third year of a five year Electrical Engineering (EE) program. As an EE undergraduate student he has developed an interest in Power Systems and Renewable Energy Systems, areas where he is doing research since last year. He is an active member of two UPRM organizations: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and United State Green Building Council (USGBC).

Omar G. Rodriguez
  • Omar G. Rodriguez

  •   omar.rodriguez18@upr.edu
  • Interests: Renewable Energy, Power Systems, Music
  • Bio: Born in Caguas Puerto Rico. Undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering at UPRM. Making research in power generation and efficiency of AC generators.

Normarie Roman Roque
  • Normarie Roman Roque

  •   normarie.roman@upr.edu
  • Interests: Manufacturing processes, atmospheric sciences
  • Bio: Normarie was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. She is an undergraduate student in the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez Campus (UPRM). In UPRM she is currently in her second of five years in an Industrial Engineering program. In the past she has done research with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado and in with the MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford, Massachusetts; in both places working with the quality improvement of different atmospheric sciences instrumentation. Her future interests are working with research projects in the area of manufacturing and production processes.

Jocsan O. Ruiz Rodriguez
  • Jocsan O. Ruiz Rodriguez

  •   jocsan.ruiz@upr.edu
  • Interests: Renewable Energy, Control Systems, Automation Systems, Musical Instruments, DSP
  • Bio: Born in Michigan but raised in Puerto Rico. Currently studying Electrical Engineering in University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez-Campus.

Francisco Salas Rios
  • Francisco Salas Rios

  •   francisco.salas@upr.edu
  • Interests: Power electronics, all types of renewable energy systems
  • Bio: Born in Mayaguez and raised in San Sebastian, PR. Undergraduate student in Electrical Engineering in the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Interst in all types of renewale energy to expand knowledge and optimize the current renewable energy systems. Currently working on a research of a innovative AC generator.

Sebastian Torres Alemany
  • Sebastian Torres Alemany

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  • Interests: Power Electronic, Power Systems, Photovoltaics, Renewable energy
  • Bio: Sebastian A. Torres Alemany was born in San Juan, P.R. in 1995. Third year electrical engineering student at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus. He is currently doing research on The Solar Simulator project. As long-term goal he wants to expand his knowledge through research so that he can contribute to the creation of future projects related to renewable energy.