Alejandro Vidal

Position:Patent Engineer

Academic Qualifications

QualificationInstitutionYear of Completion
Bachelor of ScienceUniversidad de Chile2010
Mechanical Engineering Professional DegreeUniversidad de Chile2010
Master of EngineeringThe Australian National University2015

Industry Experience

PositionOrganisation/InstitutionDate of Tenure
Patent ExaminerChilean Patent Office (INAPI)2016-2021

Selected Publications – industry/IP specific

Gao, Xiang & Vidal, Alejandro & Bayon Sandoval, Alicia & Bader, Roman & Hinkley, James & Lipiński, Wojciech & Tricoli, Antonio. (2016). Efficient Ceria Nanostructures for Enhanced Solar Fuel Production via High-Temperature Thermochemical Redox Cycles. J. Mater. Chem. A. 4. 10.1039/C6TA02187E.
Experience and Technical Background

Experienced in the following areas of patent practice:

  • 4 yeas of experience as a patent examiner for the Chilean Patent Office

Primary patent practice areas by technology:

  • Mechanical
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar energy
  • Mining

Research/industry background:

A. Honours research:

  • 1 year research project at the ANU as part of Master of Engineering degree. Main topic of research: Solar thermal power and synthetic fuel production via solar driven thermochemical cycles.

B. Industry experience:

  • 1 year of experience as a piping stress engineer as part of a team designing a petrochemical plant for the processing of tar sands in northern Canada.

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