I am a full time academic teacher and researcher at the University of the Bio Bio, Concepcion, Chile. My research interests are related with sensors and embedded solutions for extreme and hostile environments like polar regions. I am also interested in low level digital hardware development like FPGA and ASIC.
Our work presents a technological part of an interdisciplinary study carried out in cooperation with plant physiologists, which investigates Antarctic plants' response to the ongoing climate change. The project involves an active thermal system, which simulates the future growing conditions of the plants. The systems consist of more than 100 temperature/humidity sensors and 30 thermal actuators distributed in the field (vicinity of the “H. Arctowski Station, King George Island) as a CAN network.