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Rafael Vargas-Bernal, D. Sc. (Personal Page)

Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Ph. D.
Professor-Researcher in Materials Engineering
Member of the Academic Group called "Advanced Materials Applied to Engineering"
Belongs to the National System of Researchers with Level 1
Higher Technological Institute of Irapuato (in Spanish Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Irapuato (ITESI))
Carretera Irapuato-Silao Km 12.5
Irapuato, Guanajuato, México
36821, P.O. Box 179
Phone: (+52) 462 6067900 x146
Fax: (+52) 462 6067900 x105
e-mail: ravargas@itesi.edu.mx, rvargasbernal@hotmail.com, rvargasbernal@gmail.com

My Web Page in Spanish

Rafael Vargas-Bernal was born in Irapuato, Guanajuato, México in September 30th, 1972. He received the Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering with the entitled work "Advanced Techniques of Spectral Analysis", in October 6th, 1995 from the University of Guanajuato. After, he obtained the Master Science degree in Electronics from the National Institute of Astrophysics Optics and Electronics (INAOE) with the entitled work "Development of a Tearing Method for Non-Weighted Graphs with Applications to Partitioning of Circuits", in September 4th, 1997. Lastly, he obtained the Doctor Science degree in Electronics from the same institute with the entitled dissertation "Assessing the Uniqueness and Upper Bound of the DC Solutions with Circuit Topology", in July 19th, 2000.

During October 2000 - September 2001, he worked as professor of the University of Guanajuato in the Department of Communications and Electronics Engineering. Since January 2002, he has been with the Department of Electronics Engineering of the Higher Technological Institute of Irapuato (In Spanish, Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Irapuato) as Professor-Researcher. From August 2005, he is also working in the Department of Materials Science in the area of Ceramic Materials. He was working from April 2003 to December 2006 as Professor-Researcher of the Center of Development and Research on Micro and Nano Technologies (CRDMNT) in Spanish called Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Micro y Nano Tecnologías (CIDEMYNT). He is a reviewer of the magazine IEEE Latin America Transactions published by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) from August 2003 with impact factor of 0.218.

He was acted as external technical reviewer of research projects of the University of Guanajuato from 2005 to the date and as technical reviewer of the Congreso Internacional sobre Innovación y Desarrollo Tecnológico (CIINDET) from 2006 to the date. He is technical reviewer of standards on microtechnology and MEMS in Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) from November 2006 to the date. He participated as technical expert in the European Roadmap for Photonics and Nanotechnologies 2008 published by MONA (Merging Optics & Nanotechnologies) Consortium. He was reviewer of scientific papers in the Jornadas de Sistemas de Telecomunicaciones realized in Quito Ecuador, 14-16 May 2008. He was reviewer of scientific papers in the II Congreso Internacional de Telecomunicaciones IP realized in Quito Ecuador, 10-12 July 2008.

From August 2007 to date, he is a Contributing Member of the Academic Group of Education, New Technologies and Civic Participation of the Guadalajara University (University Center of the Ciénega) located in Ocotlán Jalisco. During months from August to October 2008, he participated in the Meetings on Validation of Opportunities of Business derived of the technology for the Guanajuato's State organized by Technological Institute of Higher Studies of Monterrey (ITESM) Irapuato's group oriented to the following areas: Agricultural and Greenhouse products, Machinery and Equipment, and Pharmaceutical and cosmetic Products. From July 2009, he is Reviewer of Scientific papers in the Journal entitled "Engineering, Research and Technology" (in Spanish "Ingeniería, Investigación and Tecnología") with ISSN 1405-7743) published by Autonomous National University of Mexico (in Spanish, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México or UNAM). Moreover, he is reviewer of technical papers of the Journal "Nova Scientia" (ISSN 2007-0705) from January 2010 to date and of the Journal Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical (ISSN 0925-4005) of Elsevier from February 2010 to date.

He was reviewer of Research Projects in the Notice of Science and Technology for the Capital City of the Knowledge 2010 and 2012 from the Science and Technology Institute of the Federal District (located in Mexico City). He was reviewer of scientific papers in the Third International Congress of Computer Systems and Electronics (CISCE) 2011 celebrated 17-18 March 2011 by National Polytechnic Institute (in Spanish Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Irapuato) in Mexico City. He was reviewer of scientific papers in the Iberchip XVIII Workshop (IWS2012) celebrated 29 February to 2 March 2012, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Member of the Network of Space Science and Technology (RedCYTE) of CONACYT since 2012, where he has approved the project entitled "Development of Metallic and Ceramic Coating for Thermal Changes and Tolerant to Cosmic Radiation". Professor of the Master's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering since September 2012 and of the Master's Degree in Mechatronic Systems Design and Engineering since 2013 from the Universidad de La Salle Bajío Campus Campestre located in León, Guanajuato, Mexico.

From October 2012 is reviewer of technical papers of the IEEE Sensors Journal of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) with impact factor of 1.52 and ISSN 1530-437X. Also, from November 2012 is reviewer of technical papers of Nanoscale of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) with impact factor of 5.914 and ISSN 2040-3372. Currently, he is developing the research project entitled "Determination of Mechanisms of Electrical Conduction in Polymer-Nanotube Carbon Composites" supported by CONACYT in the 2010 Basic Science Call. He is a reviewer since April 2013 of the journal RSC Advances published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) with ISSN 2046-2069 and impact factor 3.708. Since November of 2013 is reviewer of Journal of Alloys and Compounds of Elsevier with ISSN 0925-8388 and impact factor of 2.39.

Member of the Network of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology of CONACYT with validity from March 2015 to February 2016, and from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI) of CONACYT as National Researcher Level I with validity from January 2016 to December 2018. BEST EVALUATED PROFESSOR in Master's Degree in 2012 (Manufacturing), 2014 (Mechatronics), and 2016 (Mechatronics) of La Salle Bajío University, Campus Campestre, León, Guanajuato. Since November 2017, he has been a reviewer in the Royal Society Open Science journal in the Materials Area of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).


Web Page in Spanish


Papers in International Journals

  1. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Carlos A. de la Cruz Blas, and Cristina Gómez-Polo, "Electrical Circuit Modeling of Sensor Magneto-Impedances with a Square-Root Frequency Dependence", IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 623-628, January 15, 2018. Accepted: November 10th, 2017, DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2017.2776525. ISSN 1530-437X (Digital) and 1558-1748 (Printed), Impact Factor: 2.512.



  2. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Carlos A. de la Cruz Blas, and Cristina Gómez-Polo, "A Novel Magneto-Impedance Sensor Model based on the Zeros of Bessel Functions", International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, Vol. 43, No. 12, pp. 2072-2080, December 2015. Accepted: September 28th, 2014. ISSN 1097-007X, Impact Factor: 1.571, DOI: 10.1002/cta.2040



  3. Gabriel Herrera-Pérez, Xóchitl Sofía Ramírez-Gómez, Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Elemental Analysis of Rat's Femoral Neck with Experimental Diabetes by means of Scanning Electron Microscopy", Microscopy and Microanalysis, Vol. 21, No. S3, pp. 401-402, August 2015. Accepted: March 31th, 2015. ISSN 1435-8115, Impact Factor: 1.891. DOI: 10.1017/S1431927615002809

  4. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Advances in Computational Modeling of Electronic Devices based on Graphene", IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 109-116, March 2015. Accepted: December 8th, 2014. ISSN 2156-3357, Impact Factor: 2.542, DOI: 10.1109/JETCAS.2015.2398219



  5. A. Medina-Flores, L. Béjar-Gómez, R. Vargas-Bernal, and G. Herrera-Pérez, "Microanalysis Species ZnO/Zn(OH)2 Obtained by Chemical Precipitation", Microscopy and Microanalysis, Vol. 20, No. S3, pp. 1994-1995, August 2014. ISSN 1435-8115, Impact Factor: 1.891, DOI: 10.1017/S1431927614011702

  6. Gabriel Herrera-Pérez, and Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Preparation of ZnO/Zn(OH)2 in Alkaline Medium using Chemical Precipitation", Microscopy and Microanalysis, Vol. 20, No. S3, pp. 1988-1989, August 2014. ISSN 1435-8115, Impact Factor: 1.891, DOI: 10.1017/S1431927614011672



  7. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Gabriel Herrera-Pérez, Ma. Elena Calixto-Olalde, and Margarita Tecpoyotl-Torres, "Analysis of DC Electrical Conductivity Models of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites with Potential Application to Nanometric Electronic Devices", Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Vol. 2013, Paper ID 179538, 14 pages, March 2013. ISSN 2090-0155 DOI: 10.1155/2013/179538



  8. L. Bejar, A. Medina, R. Vargas, G. Herrera, and I. Alfonso, "Microanalysis of the Elemental Distribution in Particles of Zn(OH)2 obtained by Chemical Precipitation", Microscopy and Microanalysis, Vol. 18, No. S2, pp. 1044-1045, July 2012. ISSN 1435-8115, Impact Factor: 1.891

  9. L. Bejar, A. Medina, G. Herrera, R. Vargas, L. Bernal, and I. Alfonso, "Effect of the Chemical Precipitation Synthesis Parameters on the Morphology and Size of ZnO Nanoparticles", Microscopy and Microanalysis, Vol. 18, No. S2, pp. 1946-1947, July 2012. ISSN 1435-8115, Impact Factor: 1.891



  10. A. Medina, L. Béjar, S.E. Borjas, J. Zarate, R. Vargas, G. Herrera, A. Ruiz, "Characterization of ZnO Nanoparticles with Short-Bar Shape Produced by Chemical Precipitation", Materials Letters, Vol. 71, pp. 81-83, 15 March 2012. ISSN 0167-577X, Impact Factor: 2.572



Chapters in International Books

  1. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Barbara Bermúdez-Reyes, and Margarita Tecpoyotl-Torres, "Progress in Advanced Materials used in Electromagnetic Interference Shielding for Space Applications", in Book entitled Electromagnetic Compatibility for Space Systems Design, edited by Christos D. Nikolopoulos (National Technical University of Athens, Greece), IGI Global, United States of America, Chapter 8, pp. 284-313, Accepted 28th, 2017, Edition March 2018. ISBN 9781522554165. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5415-8.ch008



  2. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Mechanisms of Electrical Conductivity in Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene", in Book entitled Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition, edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Pennsylvania State University), IGI Global, United States of America, Chapter 233, pp. 2673-2684, July 2017, Edition 2018. ISBN 978-1-5225-2255-3, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch233

  3. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Gabriel Herrera-Pérez, and Margarita Tecpoyotl-Torres, "The Impact of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene", in Book entitled Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition, edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Pennsylvania State University), IGI Global, United States of America, Chapter 253, pp. 2897-2907, July 2017, Edition 2018. ISBN 978-1-5225-2255-3, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch253



  4. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Graphene against other Two-Dimensional Materials: A Comparative Study on the basis of Photonic Applications", in Book entitled Graphene Materials - Advanced Applications, edited by George Kyzas and Athanasios Ch. Mitropoulos (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Kavala, Greece), Intech, Rijeka, Croatia, Chapter 9, pp. 167-189, 17th May 2017. ISBN 978-953-51-3141-0. DOI: 10.5772/67807



  5. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Next Generation of Nanomaterials for Designing Analog Integrated Circuits", in Book entitled Analog Circuits: Fundamentals, Synthesis and Performance, edited by Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, Mourad Fakhfakh and Luis Gerardo de la Fraga, Nova Science Publishers, United States of America, Chapter 1, pp. 3-21, 2nd Quarter, April 2017. ISBN 978-1-53610-989-4 or ISBN 978-1-53610-969-6, 978-1-53610-989-4



  6. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Advances in Functional Nanocoatings Applied in the Aerospace Industry", in Book entitled Materials Science and Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes), edited by Information Resources Management Association (USA), IGI Global, United States of America, Vol. 3, Chapter 71, pp. 1722-1744, January 2017. ISBN 9781522517986, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1798-6.ch071

  7. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Modeling, Design and Applications of the Gas Sensors based on Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes", in Book entitled Materials Science and Engineering: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes), edited by Information Resources Management Association (USA), IGI Global, United States of America, Vol. 2, Chapter 37, pp. 920-946, January 2017. ISBN 9781522517986, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1798-6.ch037



  8. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Modeling, Design and Applications of the Gas Sensors based on Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes", in Book entitled Handbook of Research on Nanoelectronic Sensor Modeling and Applications, edited by Mohammad Taghi Ahmadi (Urmia University, Iran), Razali Ismail (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia) and Sohail Anwar (Pennsylvania State University, USA), IGI Global, United States of America, Chapter 7, pp. 187-213, September 2016. ISBN 978-1-5225-0736-9, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0736-9.ch007



  9. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Graphene against other Two-Dimensional Materials: A Comparative Study on the Basis of Electronic Applications", in Book entitled Two-Dimensional Materials - Synthesis, Characterization and Potential Applications, edited by Pramoda Kumar Nayak (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea), Intech, Rijeka, Croatia, Chapter 6, pp. 103-121, 31 August 2016. ISBN 978-953-51-2555-6, DOI: 10.5772/63916



  10. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "State-of-the-Art of Electronic Devices based on Graphene", in Book entitled Nanoelectronics and Materials Development, edited by Abhijit Kar (Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search, India), Intech, Rijeka, Croatia, Chapter 1, pp. 1-21, 27 July 2016. ISBN 978-953-51-2526-6, DOI: 10.5772/64320



  11. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Advances in Functional Nanocoatings Applied in the Aerospace Industry", in Book entitled Research Perspectives on Functional Micro- and Nanoscale Coatings, edited by Ana Zuzuarregui (CIC nanoGUNE, Spain) and Maria Carmen Morant-Miñana (CIC nanoGUNE, Spain), IGI Global, United States of America, Chapter 12, pp. 318-340, May 2016. ISBN 978-1-5225-0066-7, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0066-7.ch012



  12. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Performance Analysis of Electromagnetic Interference Shielding based on Carbon Nanomaterials used in AMS/RF IC Design", in Book entitled Performance Optimization Techniques in Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Radio-Frequency Circuit Design, edited by Mourad Fakhfakh (University of Sfax, Tunisia), Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle (INAOE, Mexico) and Maria Helena Fino (New University of Lisbon, Portugal), IGI Global, United States of America, Chapter 11, pp. 269-295, January 2015. ISBN 978-1-4666-6627-6, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6627-6.ch011

  13. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, "Performance Analysis of Interconnects based on Carbon Nanotubes for AMS/RF IC Design", in Book entitled Performance Optimization Techniques in Analog, Mixed-Signal, and Radio-Frequency Circuit Design, edited by Mourad Fakhfakh (University of Sfax, Tunisia), Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle (INAOE, Mexico) and Maria Helena Fino (New University of Lisbon, Portugal), IGI Global, United States of America, Chapter 14, pp. 336-363, January 2015. ISBN 978-1-4666-6627-6, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6627-6.ch014



  14. Rafael Vargas Bernal and Gabriel Herrera Pérez, "Importance of the Nanostructured Ceramic Materials on Gas Sensing", in Book entitled Nanotechnology for Optics and Sensors, edited by Mahmood Aliofkhazraei (Tarbiat Modares University, Iran), One Central Press, United Kingdom, Chapter 1, pp. 1-34, December 2014. ISBN 978-1-910086-09-4.



  15. Rafael Vargas-Bernal and Carlos A. De la Cruz Blas, "A Survey on the Static and Dynamic Translinear Paradigm", in Book entitled Integrated Circuits for Analog Signal Processing, edited by Esteban Tlelo Cuautle, Springer, United States of America, Chapter 13, pp. 289-306, March 2013. ISBN 978-1-4614-1382-0



  16. Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Esmeralda Rodríguez-Miranda, and Gabriel Herrera-Pérez, Evolution and Expectations of Enzymatic Biosensors for Pesticides, in Book entitled Pesticides - Advances in Chemical and Botanical Pesticides, Intech, Edited by R.P. Soundararajan, Chapter 14, pp. 329-356, Croatia, July 2012. ISBN 978-953-51-0680-7



  17. Rafael Vargas-Bernal and Gabriel Herrera-Pérez, Carbon Nanotube- and Graphene based Devices, Circuits and Sensors for VLSI Design in Book entitled VLSI Design, Intech, Edited by Esteban Tlelo-Cuatle and Sheldon Tan, pp. 41-66, Croatia, February 2012. ISBN 978-953-307-884-7

  18. M. Tecpoyotl-Torres, J. A. Damián-Morales, J. G. Vera Dimas, R. Cabello Ruiz, J. Escobedo-Alatorre, C. A. Castillo Millán, and Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Low Cost Prototype of an Outdoor Dual Patch Antenna Array for the Openly TV Frequency Ranges in Mexico in Book entitled VLSI Design, Intech, Edited by Esteban Tlelo-Cuatle and Sheldon Tan, pp. 225-242, February 2012. ISBN 978-953-307-884-7




Courses

Publications

A Brief Summary of my Ph.D. Thesis

Curricula vitae

Theses Advised


Center of Research and Development on Micro and Nano Technologies (CRDMNT)


Teaching activities in the Bachelor's and Master's degrees
(Higher Technological Institute of Irapuato and University of La Salle Bajío)

Courses taught in 2018

Courses taught in 2017

Last modified: April 25th, 2018.

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