Javier Hernandez-Alvidrez Ph.D.

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Javier Hernandez-Alvidrez

Senior Member of Technical Staff

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Javier Hernandez-Alvidrez / 505-284-2274

Biography

avier Hernández-Alvídrez was born in Delicias Chihuahua, México. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering and telecommunications from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies at Monterrey NL, México; where he graduated with honors. He also holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University at Las Cruces NM, USA. He worked for Thomson Consumer Electronics (formerly RCA) and Delphi Automotive Systems, where he developed a background in power electronics as a Hardware Design Engineer. Later, he moved towards software testing and automation. He also worked as a full-year Intern and later as a postdoc at Sandia National Laboratories, where he conducted research in the areas of: DC to AC converters, integration of solar inverters into the grid, modeling of inverters under fault scenarios, and protection schemes for micro-grids. Currently, he works as a Senior R&D engineer at Sandia National Laboratories.

Education

    Ph.D. , New Mexico State University – 2018
    Masters of Science, New Mexico State University – 2011
    Bachelors of Science, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies – 2000

U.S. Patents

Method of Interfacing Grid Forming Inverters into a PHIL testbed (in progress)

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Key Publications

    2019

    Javier Hernandez-Alvidrez; Adam Summers; Nicholas S. Gurule; Matthew J. Reno; Jack D. Flicker, “Simulation of Grid-Forming Inverters Dynamic Models using a Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Testbed,” 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

    Rachid Darbali-Zamora; Javier Hernandez-Alvidrez; Adam Summers; Nicholas S. Gurule; Matthew J. Reno; “Distribution Feeder Fault Comparison Utilizing a Real-Time Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Approach for Photovoltaic System Applications,” 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

    Nicholas Sonny Gurule; Javier Hernandez-Alvidrez; Matthew J. Reno; Adam Summers; Sigifredo Gonzalez; “Grid-forming Inverter Experimental Testing of Fault Current Contributions,” 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

    Adam Summers; Javier Hernandez-Alvidrez; Rachid Darbali-Zamora; Matthew J. Reno; Jay Johnson; Nicholas S. Gurule; “Comparison of Ideal Transformer Method and Damping Impedance Method for PV Power-Hardware-In-The-Loop Experiments,” 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)