Fernando Valenciaga

Fernando Valenciaga was born in La Plata, Argentina, in 1966. He received the M.S.Eng. degree in 1993 and the PhD degree in 2001, both from La Plata National University, Argentina. Currently he is Associated Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of La Plata National University and Senior Researcher of the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET). His main research interests are in nonlinear control and its applications in fields like renewable energies, autonomous vehicles and biological systems.

Teaching position Associate Professor
Research Category Senior Researcher CONICET
email fval@ing.unlp.edu.ar
CV (Spanish) CV_Valenciaga_ES.pdf
Education Ph.D., Electronic Engineer
Fields of interest nonlinear control, renewable energies
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Thesis

Selected Conference Papers

Evangelista CA, Puleston PF, Valenciaga F, D'ávila A..  2010.  Variable gains super-twisting control for wind energy conversion optimization. Variable Structure Systems (VSS), 2010 11th International Workshop on.
Calvo O, Rozenfeld A, Souza A., Valenciaga F, Puleston PF, Acosta G.  2008.  Experimental results on smooth path tracking with application to pipe surveying on inexpensive AUV. Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2008. IROS 2008. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on.
Valenciaga F.  2008.  Active and reactive power control of a brushless doubly fed reluctance machine using high order sliding modes. Electrical Machines, 2008. ICEM 2008. 18th International Conference on.
Valenciaga F, Puleston PF, Calvo O, Acosta G.  2007.  Trajectory tracking of the cormoran AUV based on a PI-MIMO approach. OCEANS 2007 - Europe.
Valenciaga F, Puleston PF, Spurgeon S.  2006.  A Geometric Approach for the Design of MIMO Sliding Controllers. Application to a Wind Driven Double Output Induction Generator. Variable Structure Systems, 2006. VSS'06. International Workshop on.

Journal Articles

Valenciaga F, Inthamoussou FA.  2018.  A novel PV-MPPT method based on a second order sliding mode gradient observer. Energy Conversion and Management. 176:422-430.
Valenciaga F.  2014.  A Second Order Sliding Mode Path Following Control for Autonomous Surface Vessels. Asian Journal of Control. 16:1515–1521.
Evangelista CA, Valenciaga F, Puleston PF.  2013.  Active and Reactive Power Control for Wind Turbine Based on a MIMO 2-Sliding Mode Algorithm With Variable Gains. Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on. 28:682-689.
Evangelista CA, Puleston PF, Valenciaga F, Fridman LM.  2013.  Lyapunov-Designed Super-Twisting Sliding Mode Control for Wind Energy Conversion Optimization. Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on. 60:538-545.
Evangelista CA, Valenciaga F, Puleston PF.  2012.  Multivariable 2-sliding mode control for a wind energy system based on a double fed induction generator. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 37:10070-10075.
Evangelista CA, Puleston PF, Valenciaga F.  2010.  Wind turbine efficiency optimization. Comparative study of controllers based on second order sliding modes. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 35:5934-5939.
Valenciaga F, Evangelista CA.  2010.  2-sliding active and reactive power control of a wind energy conversion system. Control Theory Applications, IET. 4:2479-2490.
Evangelista CA, Puleston PF, Valenciaga F.  2010.  A simple robust controller for power maximization of a variable-speed wind turbine. International Journal of Energy Research. 34:924–932.
Valenciaga F, Evangelista CA.  2010.  Control design for an autonomous wind based hydrogen production system. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 35:5799-5807.
Valenciaga F, Puleston PF, Spurgeon S.  2009.  A geometric approach for the design of MIMO sliding controllers. Application to a wind-driven doubly fed induction generator. International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. 19:22–39.
Valenciaga F, Puleston PF.  2008.  High-Order Sliding Control for a Wind Energy Conversion System Based on a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator. Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on. 23:860-867.
Puleston PF, Gonzalez S, Valenciaga F.  2007.  A STATCOM based variable structure control for power system oscillations damping. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. 29:241-250.
Valenciaga F, Puleston PF.  2007.  Variable structure control of a wind energy conversion system based on a brushless doubly fed reluctance generator. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. 22:499-506.
Valenciaga F, Puleston PF.  2005.  Supervisor control for a stand-alone hybrid generation system using wind and photovoltaic energy. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. 20:398-405.
Valenciaga F, Puleston PF, Battaiotto PE.  2004.  Variable structure system control design method based on a differential geometric approach: Application to a wind energy conversion subsystem. IEE Proceedings: Control Theory and Applications. 151:6-12.
Valenciaga F, Puleston PF, Battaiotto PE.  2003.  Power control of a solar/wind generation system without wind measurement: a passivity/sliding mode approach. Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on. 18:501-507.
Valenciaga F, Puleston PF, Battaiotto PE.  2001.  Power control of a photovoltaic array in a hybrid electric generation system using sliding mode techniques. IEE Proceedings: Control Theory and Applications. 148:448-455.
Valenciaga F, Puleston PF, Battaiotto PE, Mantz RJ.  2000.  Passivity/sliding mode control of a stand-alone hybrid generation system. IEE Proceedings: Control Theory and Applications. 147:680-686.
Valenciaga F, Puleston PF, Battaiotto PE, Mantz RJ.  2000.  An adaptive feedback linearization strategy for variable speed wind energy conversion systems. International Journal of Energy Research. 24:151-161.
Puleston PF, Mantz RJ, Battaiotto PE, Valenciaga F.  2000.  Sliding mode control for efficiency optimization of wind energy systems with double output induction generator. International Journal of Energy Research. 24:77-92.