Mr. Juan Ignacio Yuz Eissmann holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia He obtained his Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, the same Institution where he graduated as a Civil Electronic Engineer and where he is currently a full-time professor, the highest rank to which an academic of the University is entitled
He is also a member of the Department of Electronics, and is dedicated to teaching and research in areas related to Automatic Control. He was Senior Researcher at the Advanced Center for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (AC3E), where he led the research line in Automation and Control and was responsible for guiding several graduate theses and reports that were applied and transferred to the Chilean industry and society. Between 2015-2019, he was also director of the center, where he faced the great challenge of starting it up and preparing it for the evaluation of its first five-year period, which was successful.
Along the same lines, he has continuously directed projects funded by ANID (former Conicyt) and FONDECYT, as well as international initiatives such as ERASMUS. His research work has resulted in 36 publications in WoS journals and more than 60 publications in international conferences since 2003. He has also co-authored two books and five chapters in other academic works. To date, he has mentored three Ph.D. students and eleven M.Sc. students.
He has been a member of the board of directors of the Chilean Association of Automatic Control (ACCA, by its acronym in Spanish) and peer evaluator for the National Accreditation Commission (CNA, by its acronym in Spanish), both at the institutional level and for graduate programs. Dr. Yuz has also been recognized internationally through his role as associate editor of “Automatica”, the most important journal of the International Federation of Automatic Control. In 2018, he was an organizer of the Sixth IFAC LHMNC18 Meeting, held at USM and for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere.
As a member of the Superior Council of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in the period 2014-2018, Dr. Juan Yuz led the commission that proposed a reform of statutes.
After being ratified by the Superior Council, and after winning the second round of the 2022 elections, Juan I. Yuz E. faces the biggest challenge of his professional career, as he begins his term as Rector of Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.