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Energy Conversion & Combustion Group

Welcome to the Energy Conversion & Combustion Group (EC2G)

Our research focuses on thermal systems and energy conversion. Current projects being carried out by our staff cover topics such as combustion in microgravity conditions, energy conversion from biomass, fire safety, wildfires, optical experimental methods and solar potential assessment.

We are part of the Department of Industrial Engineering, at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, and we are located in the cities of Valparaíso and Santiago, Chile.

Latest News

President of the Combustion Institute visitor on UTFSM


During her visit, Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus delivered a thought-provoking message for promoting research and education in combustion in the region, that’s was her principal motivation to visit Chile...

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EC2G group members attended Ninth Mediterranean Combustion Symposium


Jorge Contreras, Felipe Escudero and Rodrigo Demarco had been present at the symposium showing their works. The Symposium occurred on 7th of June till 11th of the same month in Rhodes, Greece...

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PhD Andrés Fuentes gave a lecture on microgravity at Academia Politécnica Aeronáutica (APA):


A conference about "research in free fall: An opportunity for Chile; Benefits and curiosities from experiments on microgravity" was dictated by PhD. Andrés Fuentes...

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Four Members of EC2G participated in the Fifth Brazilian School of Combustion and International Combustion Institute Summer School


José Morán, Julio Pino, Nicolás Hernandez and Christopher Volkwein were participated in the Brazilian School of Combustion (BSC)...

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Members of EC2G team Visited NRC in Canada


Under the adjudication of the CONICYT REDES project N° 130090 “Energy Conversion: Application to Flame Radiation and Soot Production" led by PhD Rodrigo Demarco, From EC2G team and PhD Andrés Fuentes had visited "Black Carbon Metrology group"...

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Members of EC2G team Visited IUSTI in France


Thanks to a CONICYT scholarship it was possible that Krystian Muñoz, Fabián Bustos and Rodrigo Henríquez worked in the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering located in the University of Edinburgh...

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Members of EC2G team Visited Combustion Laboratory of Turbulence from PUC Rio


Under the adjudication of the CONICYT REDES project N° 130090 “Energy Conversion: Application to Flame Radiation and Soot Production", led by PhD Rodrigo Demarco, From EC2G team and PhD Andrés Fuentes had visited "El Laboratorio de Combustão e Turbulência"...

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