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Indexed publications ISI:


  1. Development of new inorganic shape stabilized phase change materials with LiNO3 and LiCl salts by sol-gel method  (2019). Yanio E. Milián, Nicole Reinaga, Mario Grágeda, Svetlana Ushak. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology,

  2. Design of synthesis route for inorganic shape-stabilized phase change materials. Direct sol–gel process versus vacuum impregnation method (2019). Yanio E. Milian, Svetlana Ushak Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology,

  3. Design of phase change materials based on salt hydrates for thermal energy storage in a range of 4–40 °C.  (2019). Jorge A. Lovera-Copa, Svetlana Ushak, Nicole Reinaga, Islaman Villalobos, Franklin R. Martınez. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry,

  4. Corrosion properties of nickel coatings obtained from aqueous and nonaqueous electrolytes  (2019). M. Judith Cruz, Irina V. Makarova, Dmitry S. Kharitonov, Illia Dobryden, Alexander A. Chernik, Mario Grageda, Svetlana Ushak. Surface and Interface Analysis,1–11, DOI: 10.1002/sia.6683. 

  5. Insights Into the Microbiology of the Chaotropic Brines of Salar de Atacama, Chile (2019). Carolina F. Cubillos, Adrián Paredes, Carolina Yáñez, Jenifer Palma, Esteban Severino, Drina Vejar, Mario Grágeda and Cristina Dorador. Frontiers in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01611.

  6. Buades, Ana; Arderiu, Victor; Maxwell, Lindley; Amoza,Martin; Aliaga, Nuria; and Ruiz Eliseo. "Slow Spin Relaxation of a low-spin S= ½ FeIII Carborane complex". Chemical Communication, 2019.

  7. Massoud, Salah; Henary, Maher; Maxwell, Lindley; Amoza Martin;Ruiz, Eliseo. "Mononuclear Lanthanide Complexes with 18-crown-6 Ether: Synthesis, Characterization, Magnetic Properties and Theorical Studies". M. Inorganic Chemistry., 2018, 42, 2627.

  8. Carolina F. Cubillos, Pablo Aguilar, Mario Grágeda and Cristina Dorador. "Microbial communities from the world's largest lithium reserve, Salar de Atacama, Chile: Life at high LiCl concentrations" (2018). Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. Accepted. Impact factor 3.48.

  9. Determination of the Reaction Kinetic Parameters for Li2CO3 Crystallization from Li2SO4 and Na2CO3 Solutions Using Calorimetric Measurements (2018). Aguilar, PG; Graber, T. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b00227

  10. Grágeda, Mario; González, Alonso; Grágeda, Mirko; Ushak, Svetlana. Purification of brines by chemical precipitation and ion exchange processes for obtaining battery grade lithium compounds. (2018) International Journal of Energy Research. Volume 42, N 7, pp. 2386-2399. © John Wiley & Sons Ltd USA, ISSN:1099-114X. Impact factor 3.009.

  11. Galazutdinova, Y., Vega M., Grágeda, M., Cabeza, L.F., Ushak, S. Preparation and characterization of an inorganic magnesium chloride/nitrate/graphite composite for low temperature energy storage. 2018, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol.175, pp. 60-70. Impact factor 5.018.

  12. Gonzalez A., Grágeda M. Ushak S. Assessment of pilot-scale water purification module with electrodialysis technology and solar energy. Volume 206, pp. 1643-1652 Applied Energy, 2017. Elsevier Ltd. USA. ISSN: 0306-2619 Impact factor 7.182.

  13. Gasia, J.; Gutiérrez, A.; Peiró, G.; Miró, L.; Grágeda, M.; Ushak, S.; Cabeza, L.F., 2015, Thermal performance evaluation of bischofite at pilot plant scale, Applied Energy 155: 826-833. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.06.042.

  14. Y.E. Milián , A.Gutiérrez, M.Grágeda, S.Ushak. A review on encapsulation techniques for inorganic phase change materials and the influence on their thermophysical properties. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2017, 73, pp. 983–999 ISSN: 1364-0321, 6.796 (5-year IF)

  15. S.Ushak, A.Gutierrez, C.Barreneche, A. I.Fernandez, M.Grágeda, L. F. Cabeza. Reduction of the subcooling of bischofite with the use of nucleatings agents. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 2016, 157, p.1011-1018

  16. S.Ushak, P.Marín, Y.Galazutdinova, L.F.Cabeza, M.M.Farid, M.Grágeda. Compatibility of materials for macroencapsulation of inorganic phase change materials: Experimental corrosion study. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2016, 107, p.410-419, ISSN 1359-4311, 3.043 (Impact Factor)

  17. S.Ushak, M.Suárez, S.Véliz, A.G.Fernández, E..Flores, H. Galleguillos. Characterization of calcium chloride tetrahydrate as a phase change material and thermodynamic analysis of the results. Renewable Energy, 2016, 95, p.213-224. ISSN 0960-1481, 3.404 (impact factor)

  18. S. Ushak, A. Gutierrez, Y. Galazutdinova, C. Barreneche, L. F. Cabeza, M. Grágeda. Influence of alkaline chlorines on thermal energy storage properties of bischofite. International Journal of Energy Research, 2016, 40, 11, p.1556–1563, Online ISSN: 1099-114X, 2.529 (Impact Factor)

  19. Saffari M, De Gracia A, Ushak S, Cabeza L.F. Economic impact of integrating PCM as passive system in buildings using Fanger comfort model. Energy and Buildings, 2016, 112, pp. 159-172, ISSN: 0378-7788, 2.884 (Impact Factor 2014)

  20. Marin, P; Saffari, M; de Gracia, A;Zhu, XBY, Farid,M; Cabeza,LF; Ushak, S] Energy savings due to the use of PCM for relocatable lightweight buildings passive heating and cooling in different weather conditions Energy and Buildings, 2016, 129, 274-283. ISSN: 0378-7788, 2.884 (Impact Factor 2014)

  21. Svetlana Ushak, M. Judith Cruz, Luisa F. Cabeza, Mario Grágeda. Preparation and Characterization of Inorganic PCM Microcapsules by Fluidized Bed Method. Materials 2016, 9(1), 24; doi: 10.3390/ma9010024. Basel, Switzerland. ISSN 1996-1944. Impact factor 2.651.

  22. Gutierrez A, Miró L, Gil J, Rodríguez-Aseguinolaza J, Barreneche C, Calvet N, Py X, Fernández M.I, Grágeda M, Ushak S, Cabeza L.F. Advances in the valorization of waste and by-product materials as thermal energy storage (TES) materials. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.071. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 59, 2016, pp. 763-783. Elsevier Ltd. USA. ISSN: 1364-0321. Impact factor 5.901.

  23. M. Grágeda, M. Escudero, W. Alavia, S. Ushak, V. Fthenakis. Review and multi-criteria assessment of solar energy projects in Chile. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.149. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 59, 2016, pp. 583-596. Elsevier Ltd. USA. ISSN: 1364-0321. Impact factor 5.901

  24. M. Grágeda, A. Gonzaléz, W. Alavia, S. Ushak. Development and Optimization of a Modified Process for Producing the Battery Grade LiOH: Optimization of Energy and Water Consumption. Energy, Volume 89, 2015, pp. 667-677. Elsevier Ltd. USA. ISSN: 0360-5442. Impact factor 4.844.

  25. Andrea Gutierrez, Svetlana Ushak, Hector Galleguillos, Angel Fernandez, Luisa F. Cabeza, Mario Grágeda. Use of polyethylene glycol for the improvement of the cycling behavior of bischofite as thermal energy storage material. Applied Energy, Volume 154, 15 September 2015, Pages 616–621. Elsevier Ltd. USA. ISSN: 0306-2619, Impact factor 5.613.

  26. Luisa F. Cabeza, Andrea Gutierrez, Camila Barreneche, Svetlana Ushak, Angel Fernandez, A. Inés Fernández, Mario Grageda. Lithium in thermal energy storage: A state-of-the-art review. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 42, pp. 1106–1112, 2015. Elsevier Ltd. USA. ISSN: 1364-0321, Impact factor 5.510.

  27. Svetlana Ushak, Andrea Gutierrez, Hector Galleguillos, Angel Fernandez, Luisa F. Cabeza, Mario Grágeda. Thermophysical characterization of a by-product from the non-metallic industry as inorganic PCM, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. Volume 132, pp. 385–391, 2015. ISSN: 0927-0248. Impact factor 5.337

  28. Fernández, S. Ushak, H. Galleguillos, F. Pérez. Thermal characterisation of an innovative quaternary molten nitrate mixture for energy storage in CSP plants. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Volume 132, January 2015, Pages 172-177

  29. A.G. Fernández, S. Ushak, H. Galleguillos, F.J. Pérez. 2014. Development of new molten salts with LiNO3 and Ca(NO3)2 for energy storage in CSP plants. Applied Energy, Volume 119, 15 April 2014, 131–140

  30. Jaime W. Morales a, Héctor R. Galleguillos a, Teófilo A. Graber a, Felipe Hernández-Luis b,*“Activity coefficients of LiCl in (PEG 4000 + water) at T = (288.15, 298.15, and 308.15) K” J. Chem. Thermodynamics 42 1255–1260 (2010). 

  31. Graber T. A., Morales J. W., Robles P. A., Galleguillos H. R., and Taboada M. E. “Behavior of LiOH*H2O crystals obtained by evaporation and by drowning out”.  Crystal Research & Technology. Vol. 43, Nº 6, pp. 616-625 (2008).

  32. Hernandez-Luis F., Galleguillos, H.; Graber, T.; Taboada M. E. “Activity Coefficients of LiCl in Ethanol-Water Mixtures at 298.15 K”. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 47, pp. 2056-2062 (2008).

  33. Kwok KS, Ng KM, Taboada ME, Cisternas LA, Thermodynamics of salt lake system: Representation, experiments, and visualization, AICHE JOURNAL, 54 (3), 706-727. (2008).

  34. Taboada M. E., T.A. Graber and L. A. Cisternas. “Process Design for Drowing-out Crystallization of Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate”. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 85, A9, pp. 1325-1330 (2007).

  35. Taboada M. E., Galleguillos H. R., Graber T. A. and Álvarez J. “Density, viscosity, refractive index and electrical conductivity of saturated solutions of the lithium hydroxide + ethanol + water system at 298.15 K, and thermodynamic description of the solid-liquid equilibrium”. Fluid Phase Equilibria, vol. 235, pp. 104-111 (2005).



  • Fthenakis, V., Atia, A.A., Perez, M., Florenzano, A., Grageda, M., Lofat, M., Ushak, S., Palma, R. Prospects for photovoltaics in sunny and arid regions: A solar         grand plan for Chile -Part I-investigation of PV and wind penetration. Proceeding: 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014, art. no. 6925184, pp. 1424-1429, ISBN:978-147994398-2; SCOPUS

  • S. Ushak, A. Gutierrez, E. Flores, H. Galleguillos, M.Grageda. 2014. Development of Thermal Energy Storage Materials from Waste-Process Salts. Energy Procedia, vol. 57, pp. 627-632, 2014. ISSN: 1876-6102

  • S. Ushak, M.Grágeda, D. Pulido, E. Oró, L.F.Cabeza. 2014. Application of solar heating of electrolyte for electrowinning process: thermosolar plant performance. Energy Procedia, vol. 57, pp.2930-2936, 2014. ISSN: 1876-6102

  • A.G. Fernández, M. Grágeda, H. Galleguillos. 2014. Impurity Influence in Physico-chemical and Corrosion Properties of Chilean Solar Nitrates. Energy Procedia, Volume 49, pp. 607-616, 2014. ISSN: 1876-6102



  • S.Ushak, A. Fernandez, M. Grageda, Capitulo “Advances in molten salt storage systems using liquid sensible storage media for heat storage”, en libro “Advances in thermal energy storage systems: Methods and applications”, Woodhead Publishing Ed., pp.49-64, 2014.

  • Mario Grágeda, Pedro Vargas y Svetlana Ushak. Capítulo “Modelo productivo del litio en Chile: antecedentes, procesos productivos, marco legal, avances y proyecciones y evaluación crítica“, en libro “ABC del Litio Sudamericano" editado por la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes y el Centro Cultural de la Cooperación, pp 353-380.ISBN 978-987-3920-14-1. 2015

  • L.Cabeza, M.I.Fernandez, C.Barrenche, S.Ushak (2015) Chapter “PCM Storage”, in book “Handbook of Clean Energy Systems. John Willey and Song Ltda, V.5, pp. 2455-2477.

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