Metallurgical Engineer, Master and Doctor Science in Metallurgy by University of Concepcion, Chile. Full Professor and former Director of PhD Program in Materials Science and Engineering and of the Materials Engineering Department at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Concepcion. His research are related to mechanical characterization of materials and metal forming. He has 70 publications, 130 participations in congress, two books (Solids Mechanics and Metal Forming) and two patents (a process to improve working life of lead base anodes for copper electrowinning and a new method to determine H2 content on steel). He was Director of the Chilean Society of Materials and Metallurgy and a member of ANID, organization of the Chilean government in charge of founds for research grants.