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Vargas Uscategui, Alejandro

Alejandro Vargas4Profesor Asistente
Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica
Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas
Universidad de Chile
Av. Beauchef 851
Santiago, Chile

Oficina 404 (Piso 4, Edificio Poniente)
Teléfono: +56 (2) 2978 0528
E-mail: avargasuscat@ing.uchile.cl

Alejandro Vargas Uscategui is Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Universidad de Chile. He is a dedicated and enthusiastic researcher in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. He has education, experience, and skills to develop technology using metallic and ceramic materials at the nano- or macro-scale. Dr. Vargas has experience and capacity for research and development focused on materials for energy applications, which includes the analysis of the structure, properties, processing, and performance. He also has knowledge and particular interest in the development of materials resistant to corrosion and wear. Dr. Vargas current research interest is oriented towards the development of materials and manufacturing techniques based on the additive manufacturing concept.



Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, mention in Materials Science, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2014.

Materials Engineer, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, 2008.


Líneas de Investigación
Materiales para Energía


Principales Publicaciones

07. Herrmann, W.R. Calderon-Muñoz, E.A. Salas, A. Vargas-Uscategui, M.A. Duarte-Mermoud, D.A. Torres. Hydrodynamic structure of the boundary layers in a rotating cylindrical cavity with radial inflow. Physics of Fluids (IF 2.031, Q1), Vol. 28, 033601, March 2016.
06. Vargas-Uscategui, E. Mosquera, B. Chornik, L. Cifuentes. Electrocatalysis of the hydrogen evolution reaction by rhenium oxides electrodeposited by pulsed-current. Electrochimica Acta (IF 4.504, Q1), Vol. 178, p. 739-747, October 2015.
05. Vargas-Uscategui, E. Mosquera, J. M. López-Encarnación, B. Chornik, R. S. Katiyar, L. Cifuentes. Characterization of Rhenium compounds obtained by electrochemical synthesis after aging process. Journal of Solid State Chemistry (IF 2.133, Q2), Vol. 220, p. 17-21, December 2014.
04. Manotas-Albor, A. Vargas-Uscategui, R. Palma, E. Mosquera. In situ production of tantalum carbide nano dispersoids in a copper matrix by reactive milling and hot extrusion. Journal of Alloys and Compounds (IF 2.999, Q1), Vol. 598, p. 126-132, June 2014.
03. Vargas-Uscategui, E. Mosquera, L. Cifuentes. Analysis of the electrodeposition process of rhenium and rhenium oxides in aqueous alkaline electrolyte. Electrochimica Acta (IF 4.504, Q1), Vol. 109, p. 283-290, October 2013.
02. Vargas-Uscategui, E. Mosquera, L. Cifuentes. Transmission electron microscopy study of electrodeposited rhenium and rhenium oxides. Materials Letters (IF 2.489, Q1), Vol. 94, No. 1, p. 44-46, March 2013.
01. Palza, B. Reznick, M. Wilhelm, O. Arias, A. Vargas-Uscategui. Electrical, Thermal and Mechanical Characterization of Polypropylene/Carbon Nanotube/Clay Hybrid Composite Materials. Macromolecular Materials & Engineering (IF: 2.781 – Q1), Vol. 297, No. 5, p. 474-480, May 2012.

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