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This is a multidisciplinary group backed by years of experience in scientific research and consulting to industry, grouped around specific projects.

 

It is important to note the active participation of Master's and Ph.D students of the Mineral Process Engineering program, with theses in areas of interest for the center.

About us

SENIOR RESEARCHERS

MARIO GRÁGEDA ZEGARRA

 

Celimin Head 

 

Principal Researcher 

Lithium processes and Advanced Materials for Lithium Batteries

 

METALLURGICAL ENGINEER

PhD in Engineering Sciences major in Materials Science

 

(055) 2 637513

mgrageda@uantof.cl

PEDRO VARGAS

 

Associate Researcher
Lithium Processes

 

CHEMICAL CIVIL ENGINEER

PhD in chemical engineering

 

055) 2 637048

pvargas@uantof.cl

 

TEÓFILO GRABER SEGUEL

 

Principal Reasercher 

Crystallization and High Purity Salts 

 

CHEMICAL CIVIL ENGINEER

PhD in Engineering Sciences Major Chemistry

 

(055) 2 637458

tgraber@uantof.cl

SVETLANA USHAK

 

Principal Researcher

Thermal Energy Storage 

 

METALLURGICAL ENGINEER

PhD in Chemistry

 

(055) 2 637069

svetlana.ushak@uantof.cl

MARÍA ELISA TABOADA

 

Associate Researcher

Crystallization and High Purity salts 

 

CHEMICAL ENGINEER

PhD in Engineering Sciences Major Chemistry

 

(055) 2 637345

mtaboada@uantof.cl

YANIO MILIAN RODRIGUEZ

 

Synthesis and thermal energy storage

BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN RADIOCHEMISTRY

PhD. in Mineral Processes Engineering

yanio.milian@uantof.cl

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ALONSO GONZALEZ

 

Brine Purification Processes, Electrodialysis and Solar Energy

 

CHEMICAL CIVIL ENGINEER

PhD. in Mineral Processes Engineering

+56 55 2513691

alonso.gonzalez@celimin.com

 

ASSOCIATED STAFF

ANDREA GUTIERREZ

 

Thermal storage

CHEMICAL ENGINEER

PhD in Mineral Processes Engineering

Department of Thermal Process Technology,  German Aerospace Center (DLR)

andreagutti@gmail.com

PAULA MARÍN AGUIRRE

 

Thermal storage

CHEMICAL IN EXTRACTIVE METALLURGY

PhD. in Mineral Processes Engineering

Sustainable Thermal Energy Technologies Group, University of Warwick

paula.marin@uantof.cl

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LINDLEY MAXWELL

Solid electrolytes

 

CHEMICAL DEGREE

PhD. in Mineral Processes Engineering

lindley.maxwell@cicitem.cl

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YANA GALAZUTDINOVA

Thermal storage

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMIST

PhD. in Mineral Processes Engineering

ioannaya@gmail.com

CAROLINA CUBILLOS

 

Microorganisms and Lithium

 

BIOTECHNOLOGIST

PhD. in Mineral Processes Engineering

 

ccubillosleon@gmail.com

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ROMEO CHRISTIAN VELARDE

Battery management systems

and automation of solar systems

ELECTRONICS AND COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEER

PhD. in Electrical Engineering

romeo@winaytec.com

 

RESEARCH TEAM

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PATRICIO COFRÉ TAPIA

Lithium-ion batteries

ENVIROMENTAL CIVIL ENGINEER

Master in Mineral Processes Engineering

pct.ingamb@gmail.com

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ADRIAN QUISPE HUAYTA

 

Process simulation, electrodialysis.

 

CHEMICAL ENGINEER

Master in Mineral Processes EngIneering

adrian.mario.qh@gmail.com

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NICOLÁS PALMA OVALLE

Lithium-ion batteries

 

MECHANICAL CIVIL ENGINEERING

Master in Mineral Processes Engineering

nicolas.palma.ovalle@gmail.com

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STEPHAN PIERRE-LOUIS

Thermal storage

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEER

Master in Mineral Processes Engineering

pierrelouis710@gmail.com

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LUIS ROJAS DAZA

​Lithium-ion batteries

MINERAL PROCESSES CIVIL ENGINEERING

Master in Mineral Processes Engineering

luis.rojas.daza@ua.cl

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SERGIO PABLO GABRIEL

​Thermal storage

CHEMICAL ENGINEER

Master(c) in Mineral Processes Engineering

sergio.pablo@uantof.cl

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MARÍA VITÓN ALBET

Life Cycle Analysis

 

GEOLOGIST ENGINEER

Master(c) in Mineral Processes Engineering

maria.viton.albet@ua.cl

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LULY TINTAYA HUANTO

 

Synthesis and cathodic materials

 

CHEMICAL ENGINEER

Master in Mineral Processes Engineering student

luly.tintaya.huanto@ua.cl