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José Miguel Pasini: Bio

Education

2002
Ph.D. Physics
Universidad de Chile.
Dissertation: Boundary effects in granular media (in Spanish). Advisor: P. Cordero
1995
B.S. Physics
Universidad de Chile

Work

02.2013-present
Discipline Leader, Multiscale System Modeling
UTRC, the research center for United Technologies
05.2008-present
Staff Engineer/Scientist, Research Engineer
UTRC
I led a large and geographically scattered subteam combining industry and academia on algorithms for uncertainty quantification. I am currently part of the DOE Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence. I am also working on energy-efficient buildings.
06.2006-04.2008
Sr. Research Scientist/Engineer
UTRC
Worked on Fuel Cells for transportation applications, nanostructured materials modeling, and algorithm design for problems with multiple scales and robust uncertainty management.
09.2005-05.2006
Research Associate
Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Cornell University
Worked on sand transport by wind for dune evolution and on underwater scour
09.2002-08.2005
Postdoctoral Associate
Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Cornell University
Worked on sand transport by wind for dune evolution and on underwater scour
01.2002-08.2002
Engineer
Compañía Sudamericana de Postensados
Worked on assorted problems related to the design of prestressed structures
03.2002-07.2002
Lecturer, Civil Engineering
Universidad de los Andes
Taught freshman physics
08.2001-07.2002
Lecturer, Physics
Universidad de Santiago
Taught Continuum Mechanics
08.2000-01.2002
Lecturer, Physics
Universidad de Chile
Taught Continuum Mechanics, Mathematical Methods of Physics & Statistical Physics
09.2001
Engineering consultant
TECSA
Diagnosed a slab vibration problem

Awards

05.2012
US Department of Energy Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Program R&D Award
Together with Matt Thornton (NREL) and Mike Veenstra (Ford). (See the citation in the 2012 AMR.)
“In recognition of outstanding achievements in developing the integrated modeling framework for the Hydrogen Storage Engineering Center of Excellence.”