Roberto Cárdenas Dobson

Electrical Engineering Department

University of Chile

Welcome to my web page.

I was born in Punta Arenas Chile,  which is the largest city (about 100.000 inh.) in the Chilean Patagonia.  Patagonia, including Tierra del Fuego, are places with some of the most beautiful and breathtaking landscapes of  the world.  For that reason I am sharing pictures of Patagonia and  the Antartic along this web site.   

Bay of Port Lockroy

3rd of February 2015

First British Antarctic Base (British Base A)


Personal Information

My name is Roberto Cárdenas Dobson and I am a full-professor at the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Chile. My CV can be downloaded here (updated 23/08/2023) or from the horizontal menu (second from the left option) at the top of this web page.

 I am affiliated to the University of Chile since 2011. Before that, from 2009 to  2011,  I was with the Electrical Engineering Department University of Santiago de Chile. My first affiliation was with the Electrical Engineering Department, University of Magallanes (1989-2009). 

Regarding my previous research field,  I have some experience in electrical drives. Switched Reluctance Machines (SRM), vector control of cage induction machines, vector control of doubly-fed induction machines, sensorless control of induction machines (Cage and DFIM), variable speed wind energy generation,  power smoothing using flywheels, etc. 

Regarding control of power converters, I have some experience with direct and indirect matrix converters, NPC  converters, 4-leg converters, modular multilevel matrix converters and modular multilevel (Marquardt) converters. 

Nowadays I am working in two research areas (mainly). Control of modular multilevel converters for electrical drive applications and Control of Microgrids.