Professor of Physics
Primary and Secondary Education, Liceo de
Hombres de Cauquenes (today, Liceo Antonio Varas)
Thesis: ”Experimental Investigations of the Gas-embedded Z-pinch"
Presidential Fellowship for doctoral studies: 1982-1985
Distinguished Former Student, Liceo Antonio Varas, August 2009
Teaching Instructor, U.C. de Chile, 1980-1985
Director of Physics Department, 2003-2010
Faculty Representative to the University
Director of Academic Development, University Vice-presidency of Academic Affairs, 2010-2015
Visiting Scientist, Centro de Investigaciones
Opticas, La Plata, Argentina, March 1987
Member of the UC Plasma
Dense Z-pinch: investigations of the stability properties of the gas-embedded Z-pinch. Studies of plasma dynamics in the vacuum spark. Investigation of hot-spot formation, pinch dynamics and ion beam emission in the plasma focus, investigations of plasma dynamics in wire array discharges relevant to Laboratory Astrophysics.
Laser produced Plasmas: investigations of laser
plasma dynamics in neutral gas background.
Publication List by Subject
Conference Proceedings edited
A.I.P. Conf. Proc. 563, IX Latin American Conference in Plasma Physics, Eds. H. Chuaqui and M. Favre (2000)
Licenciatura (B.Sc. equivalent):
A. M. Leñero, "Design and characterization of a soft X-ray source based on laser produced plasma", 1988.
L. Soto, "A multi-frame system for interferometry of transient plasmas", 1988.
J. Moreno, "Experimental studies in a transient hollow cathode discharge", 1992.
F. Castillo, "Hollow cathode effects in ionization growth in pulsed capillary discharges", 2001.
K. Kauffmann, "Computer simulations of RF plasmas", 2005.
F. Guzmán, "Experiments with ion beams in plasma focus discharges", 2007.
H.M. Ruiz, "Experiments with plasma jets in pulsed capillary discharges", 2007.
J. Cancino, “Optical Diagnostics in laser produced plasmas” (Co-guided), 2012.
V. Landaeta, “Optical diagnostics of the plasma dynamics in laser produced plasmas” (Co-guided), 2013.
F. Merello, “Preliminary results on TiN coatings on titanium, obtained with Plasma Immersion Ion Implantation, evaluated for biocompatibility”, 2013.
L. S. Caballero, "Experimental studies on plasma jets in pulsed capillary discharges", 2004.
J. Moreno, "Experimental studies of ionization processes in the pre-breakdown phase of a transient hollow cathode discharge", 2000.
P. Silva, "Experimental studies of hot-spots formation in plasma focus operating with Argon-Hydrogen mixtures", 2001
G. Avaria, "Experimental Characterization of a Pulsed Capillary Discharge", 2008
E. Valderrama, “Radio frequency plasmas: one diagnostics and two techniques to produce DLC with and without nano/micro-structured content”, 2009.
H. M. Ruiz: “Time and space resolved characterization of a carbon laser produced plasma in neutral argon background”, 2012.
F. Guzmán: “Formation of nanostructures coatings using laser produced plasma”, 2013.
Thermodynamics (Engineering Undergraduates)
Plasma Physics (Physics Undergraduates)
Classical Optics (Physics Postgraduates)
M. C. Depassier, M. Favre. " Problemas
resueltos de Electricidad y Magnetismo", Ediciones UC (1998)
P. Olmos, M. Favre, F. Barrientos, "Física para Ciencias Médicas", Ediciones UC (2008)