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Department of Engineering

Dr Harold Steven Ruiz Rondan

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Harold Steven Ruiz Rondan

RAt in High Temperature Semiconductors

Academic Division: Electrical Engineering

Research group: Electronics, Power and Energy Conversion

Telephone: +44 1223 748324

Email: hsr24@eng.cam.ac.uk

Personal website

Publications


Research interests

  1. Numerical optimization methods and Optimal Control Problems in Science and Engineering.
  2. Electromagnetic properties of advanced electric power systems.
  3. Vortex Dynamics in High Critical Temperature Superconductors.
  4. Superconducting fault current limiters, three-phase superconducting power transmission cables, and magnetic shielding devices, 
  5. Hybrid Metastructures Superconductor/Ferromagnet for power technologies and high magnetic field applications.
  6. Strongly Correlated Electron Systems and Quantum Perturbation Theories.
  7. Optical properties in Low and High Critical Temperature Superconductors.
  8. Properties of electronic transport in High Critical Temperature Superconductors.

Strategic themes

Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Energy Systems.

Materials Research. 

Applied Superconductvity

Numerical and analytic modeling of advanced large scale nonlinear systems and optimal control problems. 

Research projects

CURRENT PROJECTS:

1. Study and Design of Superconducting Fault Current Limiters for the Protection and Integration of Wind Farms. 

    ESPRC​​​ Grant. 01/2014-12/2016. 

    UK. University of Cambridge

PAST PROJECTS:

2.  Analysis of the behavior of materials and superconducting coils for electric power applications.

    Spanish MINECO and the European FEDER program MAT2011‐22719. 01/01/2012 – 31/12/2014. 

    University of Zaragoza, Materials Science Institute of Aragón ICMA-CSIC, Spain

    Project leader: Prof. Dr. Luis Alberto Angurel.

3. Manufacturing and characterization of superconductors of MgB2 and high temperature superconductors with technological interest.

    Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation MAT2008-05983-C03-01/NAN. 01/01/2009 – 31/12/2011

    University of Zaragoza, Materials Science Institute of Aragón ICMA-CSIC, Spain

    Project leader: Prof. Dr. Luis Alberto Angurel. 

4. Geometrical and Variational Methods in Integrability and Control Theory.

    Code: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation ​ MTM2006-10531. 01/01/2009 – 31/12/2009.

    University of Zaragoza, Materials Science Institute of Aragón ICMA-CSIC, Spain

    Project leader: Prof. Dr. José F. Cariñena. 

5. Development of superconducting materials for power applications and the analysis of thermal stability process.

    Code: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation​ MAT2005-06279-C03-01. 01/01/2008 – 31/12/2008.

    University of Zaragoza, Materials Science Institute of Aragón ICMA-CSIC, Spain

    Project leader: Prof. Dr. Luis Alberto Angurel. 

6. Analysis of possible mechanisms in copper oxide superconductors.

   Bank of the Colombian Republic BANREP 2.203/200706 - UNAL 20101009395.

   Universidad Nacional de Colombia

   Project leaders: Prof. Dr. Jose Jairo Giraldo and Dr. Harold Ruiz.

Other positions

2. (07/01/2013 – 13/01/2014 ) Senior Lecturer (Tenured position)
Place: Department of Sciences, School of Engineering,
Universidad Libre, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Teaching: Electromagnetism for Engineers

3. (01/26/2013 – current ) Associate Lecturer (Cathedratic)
Place: Department of Sciences, School of Engineering,
Universidad de la Sabana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Teaching: i) Electromagnetism for Engineers.
ii) Materials Physical Properties for Engineers.

4. (01/28/2013 – 06/30/2013 ) Associate Lecturer (Cathedratic)
Place: Department of Sciences, School of Engineering,
Universidad Libre, Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Teaching: Thermal Physics for Engineers

5. (09/11/2012 – 11/11/2012) Postdoctoral Stay, Visiting Researcher
Place: Materials Science Institute of Aragón (ICMA), the
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and the
University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Research: Superconducting transmission lines, and applications of
the optimal control theory.

6. (05/07/2012 – 08/18/2012) Postdoctoral Stay, Research Collaboration Grant
Place: The Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State
University, Tallahassee, United States of America.
Grant 1. Calling Institution: Spanish National Research Council, Spain.
Grant 2. Calling Institution: University of Zaragoza and the Autonomous
Community of Aragón, Spain
Research: Protected by confidentiality laws.

7. (09/01/2010 – 08/31/2012) Research Staff Training, Ph.D. Grant (JAEpre).
Place: Materials Science Institute of Aragón (ICMA), the
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and the
University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Calling Institution: Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

8. (09/01/2010 – 12/10/2010) Research Collaboration Grant
Place: Institut für Materialwissenschaft,
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.
Calling Institution: Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Research: Critical state properties and AC-losses of superconducting
wires and tapes.

9. (10/01/2008 – 08/31/2010) Grant for early stage of the PhD Research
Place: Materials Science Institute of Aragón (ICMA), the
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and the
University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Calling Institution: Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

10. (10/01/2007 – 09/31/2008) Grant for the Introduction to Research
Place: Department of Condensed Matter Physics,
University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Calling Institution: Santander Central Hispano Bank and the University of
Zaragoza, Spain.

11. (01/29/2007 – 09/30/2007) Auxiliary Lecturer (Full Time)
Place: Departments of Computational Engineering and Electrical
Engineering, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia,
Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Teaching: i) Electromagnetism Course for Engineers.
ii) Modern Physics Course for Engineers

12. (02/26/2007 – 06/25/2007) Research and Teaching Staff Training.
Place: Departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia,
Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Calling Institutions: MSc. Grant for academic support in teaching duties at the
Department of Physics, School of Sciences,
Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Teaching: i) Electromagnetism Course for Engineers.

13. (08/28/2006 – 12/22/2006) Research and Teaching Staff Training.
Place: Departments of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia,
Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Calling Institutions: MSc. Grant for academic support in teaching duties at the
Department of Physics, School of Sciences,
Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Teaching: Electromagnetism Course for Engineers.​

14. (10/05/2006 – 12/16/2006) Auxiliary Lecturer (Cathedratic)
Place: Departments of Computational Engineering and Electrical
Engineering, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia,
Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Teaching: i) Electromagnetism Course for Engineers.
ii) Modern Physics Course for Engineers

15. (03/21/2006 – 07/18/2006) Research and Teaching Staff Training.
Place: Departments of Mathematics and Economical Sciences,
Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá D.C.,
Colombia.
Calling Institutions: MSc. Grant for academic support in teaching duties at the
Department of Mathematics, School of Sciences,
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Teaching: Differential and Integral Calculus for Economists.

16. (07/01/2005 – 07/22/2005) Auxiliary Lecturer (Cathedratic)
Holiday University Course
Place: Department of Chemical Engineering, Universidad
Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá D.C., Colombia.
Teaching: Electromagnetism Course for Engineers.

Biography

  • Doctorate in Physics and Material Science.  04/27/2012

Faculty of Sciences of the University of Zaragoza, and the Materials Science
Institute of Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain.
Thesis: Material Laws and Numerical Methods in Applied Superconductivity.
University Presses - University of Zaragoza, XVII. Collection of
Studies in Physics 101. ISBN 978-84-15770-29-9 (2013), 229p.
Digitally Published at:
i) arXiv server: http://arxiv.org/abs/1203.2159
ii) Digital.CSIC server: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/46732
Honors and Distinctions:
i) Thesis Cum Laude. The highest honor provided by the Faculty of
Sciences of the University of Zaragoza for outstanding doctoral thesis.
ii) European Doctorate Mention. Honor mention provided by the
University of Zaragoza for approved Cum Laude Thesis, the
unanimous vote of the entire committee of scientific senior
researchers and two additional ones working at different EU-UK
Countries.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Antonio Badía Majos, University of Zaragoza, Spain

  • Master’s degree in Physics and Physical Technologies 10/08/2008

Faculty of Sciences of the University of Zaragoza, and the Materials Science
Institute of Aragón ICMA-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain.
Thesis: Theoretical Interpretation of the Kink Effect for Angle Resolved
Photoemission Spectroscopies in Cuprate Superconductors.

  • Magister in Physical Science. 06/21/2007

Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Bogotá D.C., Colombia
Thesis: Theoretical study of some experiments pertaining to the pairs
formation mechanism in new superconducting materials.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences Physics. 04/16/2004

Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas.
Bogotá D.C. Colombia
Monograph: Study of the BCS theory of superconductivity according to the
Nobel lectures from Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer in 1972.