Alfredo Aguilera

Area de Interés: Industria primaria y secundaria de la madera, Análisis de superficies, Microscopía Confocal, Humectabilidad de superficies.


  • 2000, Doctor en Ciencias y Tecnologías Industriales, Universidad Henri Poincaré, Nancy 1,Francia.
  • 1991, Ingeniero Forestal, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
  • 1991, Licenciado en Ingeniería Forestal, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.


IBOS 222 INDUSTRIA DEL ASERRIO (ingeniería forestal)


IBOS 331 CONVERSIÓN MECÁNICA (magíster en ciencias, mención bosques y medio ambiente)
IBOS 431 PROCESAMIENTO MECÁNICO DE LA MADERA (doctorado en ecosistemas forestales y recursos naturales)


Aucapán A, Wentzel M, Aguilera A, Rolleri A. 2024 Variation of anatomical characteristics of Nothofagus alpina wood grown under three silvicultural conditions. Trees: Structure and Function.

F. Iglesias, A. Aguilera, A. Padilla, A. Vizan, E. Diez. Application of computer vision techniques to estimate surface roughness on wood-based sanded workpieces. Measurement (2024),   


Rolleri A, Wentzel M, Aguilera A, Barros JL. 2023 Vibroacoustic properties as a function of crystallinity changes in heat-treated Pinus radiata D. Don wood. Wood Material Science & Engineering.


Alzamora, R. M., Ulloa, C., Pinto, A, & Aguilera. A. (2019). Modelamiento de la eficiencia productiva de trozas de lenga (Nothofagus pumilio) destinadas a la producción de madera aserrada en la Patagonia chilena. Madera y Bosques, 25(3), e2531746. doi: 10.21829/myb.2019.2531746 


Alfredo Aguilera, J. Paulo Davim. 2017. Wood Composites, Materials Manufacturing and Engineering, ISBN: 978-3-11-041608-4, Editorial: De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany


Rolleri, A., Burgos, F., Aguilera, A. (2016). Surface Roughness and Wettability Variation: The effect of Cutting Distance during Milling of Pinus Radiata Wood. Drvna industrija : Znanstveni časopis za pitanja drvne tehnologije, 67(3). doi:10.5552/drind.2016.1531

Aguilera, A., Méausoone, P.J., Rolleri, A., Barros, J.L., Burgos, F. & Aguilar, C. 2016. Advances on indirect methods to evaluate tool wear for radiata pine solid wood moulding. Wear 350-351: 27-34. DOI 10.1016/j.wear.2015.12.011

Aguilera, A., Rolleri, A. & Burgos, F. 2016. Cutting distance as factor to evaluate the quality of wood machined surfaces: a preliminary study. Maderas, Cienc. Tecnol., 18(1): 3-8. DOI 10.4067/S0718-221X2016005000001


Méausoone, P.J.; Aguilera, A. 2014. Inventory of Experimental Works on Cutting Tools’ Life for the Wood Industry (pp. 320-342), In: A. Aguilera & J.P. Davim (Eds.), Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology. IGI Global Publishers, Hershey, PA, USA, ISBN 978-1-4666-4554-7, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4554-7.ch009

Aguilera, A. &Davim, J.P. 2014. Research Developments in Wood Engineering and Technology. IGI Global Publishers, Hershey, PA, USA, ISBN 978-1-4666-4554-7


Aguilera, A., Barros, J.L., Rolleri, A., Cárdenas, J., Méausoone, P.J., & Aguilar, C. 2013. Assessment of Machining Performance for Solid Wood Moulding. Advances on Trials Running with Sharp Cutting Edge. ProLigno 9 (4): 398-407, ISSN 2069-7430


Aguilera, A., Fernández, C. 2012. Jointing knives and tool wear effect in the surface quality of radiata pine moldings. Maderas, Cienc. Tecnol., 14(2):175-184. DOI 10.4067/S0718-221×2012000200005.

Aguilera, A., Barros, J.L. 2012. Surface roughness assessment on Medium Density Fibreboard rip sawing using acoustic signals. Eur. J. Wood Prod. DOI: 10.1007/s00107-011-0528-0.

Aguilera, A.Méausoone, P.J. 2012. Cutting energy on wood and wood products machining. In: J.P. Davim (Ed.), Wood and Wood Products. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY 11788-3619, U.S.A. pp 57-86. ISBN: 978-1-62081-986-9


Aguilera, A. 2011. Cutting energy and surface roughness in medium density fiberboard rip sawing. Eur. J. Wood Prod., 69(1):11-18. DOI: 10.1007/s00107-009-0396-z.

Aguilera, A. 2011. Surface roughness evaluation in medium density fibreboard rip sawing. Eur. J. Wood Prod., 69(3):489-493. DOI: 10.1007/s00107-010-0481-3

Aguilera, A., Muñoz, H. 2011. Surface roughness and cutting power on Blackwood and Redwood planing. Maderas, Cienc. Tecnol., 13(1):19-28. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-221X2011000100002

Aguilera, A. 2011. Monitoring surface quality on molding and sawing processes for solid wood and wood panels. In: J.P. Davim (Ed.), Wood machining. Wiley – ISTE Ltd. London, England. pp 159-216. ISBN: 978-1-84821-315-9


Aguilera, A., Barros, J.L. 2010. Sound pressure as a tool in the assessment of the surface roughness on medium density fibreboard rip sawing process. Maderas, Cienc. Tecnol., 12(3):159-169. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-221×2010000300001.


Aguilera, A, Inzunza, L. 2009.Distribution of within-ring internal checking in Pinus radiata grown in southern Chile. Maderas, Cienc. Tecnol., 11(2): 97-105. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-221X2009000200001

Aguilera, A., Zamora, R. 2009, Surface roughness in sapwood and heartwood of Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon R.Br) machined in 90-0 direction. Eur. J. Wood Prod., 67(3):297-301. DOI: 10.1007/s00107-009-0308-2


Aguilera, A., Inzunza, L., Saffirio, I. 2007. Technical evaluation of the durability of stickers in the kiln drying process of Pinus radiata D. Don. Maderas, Cienc. Tecnol., 9(1):85-96. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-221×2007000100008.

Vega, M., Aguilera, A., Méausoone, P.J. 2007. Cutting forces and surface roughness in radiata pine routing and its relationship with acoustic emission. Maderas, Cienc. Tecnol.,9(2):161-169. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-221×2007000200006.

Aguilera, A., Zamora, R. 2007. Wood machining process monitoring of blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) with acoustic emission technique and his relationship with resulting surface roughness. Maderas, Cienc. Tecnol., 9(3):323-332. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-221X2007000300011.

Aguilera, A., Vega, M., Méausoone, P.J. 2007. Effects of grain angle on the amplitudes of acoustic emission and surface roughness in wood machining. Wood Science and Technology, 41(4):373-381. DOI: 10.1007/s00226-006-0117-2.


Vega, M., Aguilera, A. 2005. Surface roughness and cutting power description for machining radiata pine. Bosque, 26(1):101-108. DOI: 10.4067/S0717-92002005000100010.

Aguilera, A., Inzunza, L., Alzamora, R., Tapia, L. 2005. Production cost evaluation in portable bandsaw mill operations. Bosque, 26(2):107-114. DOI: 10.4067/S0717-92002005000200013.


Aguilera, A., Vega, M. 2004. Effect of a change in machining conditions on surface roughness of Pinus radiata, D. Don. Bosque, 25(3):25-32. DOI: 10.4067/S0717-92002004000300003.


Aguilera, A., Méausoone, P.J., Martin, P. 2003. A new methodology for wood cutting optimization in the secondary manufacturing processes. HolzalsRoh- und Werkstoff, 61(5):358 - 362. DOI: 10.1007/s00107-003-0403-8


Aguilera, A., Martin, P. 2001. Machining qualification of solid wood of Fagus silvatica L. and Piceaexcelsa L.: cutting forces, power requirements and surface roughness. HolzalsRoh- und Werkstoff, 59(6):483-488. DOI: 10.1007/s001070100243.


Aguilera, A., Méausoone, P.J., Martin, P. 2000. Cutting condition optimization in wood machining. Tool wear estimation. Bosque, 21(2):127-135.

Aguilera, A., Méausoone, P.J., Martin, P. 2000. Wood material influence in routing operations: the MDF case. HolzalsRoh und Werkstoff, 58(4):278-283. DOI: 10.1007/s001070050425.


Niemz, P., Aguilera, A. 1995. UntersuchungenzurSchallausbreitungsgeschwindigkeitfürausgewählteHolzarten Chiles. HolzalsRoh und Werkstoff, 53(1):187-191. DOI: 10.1007/BF02716422.


Niemz, P., Aguilera, A., Rolleri, A. 1994. Ultrasound wave propagation on some wood species growing in Chile, and its relation with physical properties. Bosque, 15(2):49-54

2018 –2020 FONDEF ID18I10042. Desarrollo de una herramienta terminal para operaciones de lijado robotizado inteligente con aplicación a la manufactura de productos de madera de alto valor agregado. Co-investigador.

2016 – CORFO “Centro Interdisciplinario para la productividad y construcción sustentable (CIPYCS), since november 2016. Prof. Alfredo Aguilera Associate investigator.

2014- 2016 FONDEQUIP – CONICYT 2014 Project Id. EQM140065: Confocal laser 3D Microscope for materials. Principal investigator.

2012 - 2015 FONDECYT – CONICYT 2012 REGULAR COMPETITION Project Id. 1120347: An experimental study of tool wear progression based on cutting forces and sound pressure variation and its relationship with the surface quality during radiata pine solid wood machining with high speed steel inserts. Principal investigator.

2009 - 2013 FONDEF – CONICYT Project: Silviculture techniques development for nothofagus plantations in order to increase wood quality offer for the forest industry. 2009-2013. Universidad Austral de Chile. Co-investigator.

2009 - 2010 DID – UACh Project: Diversification in Chilean forest plantation: added value options for eucalyptus regnans. 2009 – 2010. Universidad Austral de Chile. Main investigator.

Fundación Andes Project: Strengthen research and teaching program in regional universities. Strengthen programs in wood science and technology. 2003-2005. Universidad Austral de Chile. Co-investigator.

FONDEF – CONICYT Project: Technological and commercial development in the manufacturing process of decorative panels made with native bamboo species. Intec – UACH. D02I1016. 2003-2005. Universidad Austral de Chile. Co-investigator.

INFOR – FDI Project: High value productive options development for Eucalyptus nitens plantations in IX and X region. 2002-2003. Universidad Austral de Chile. Co-investigator.

DID – Uach Project: Contribution to the machining of economical interest timber species for the furniture industry. Study of cutting processes and quality in different machining conditions. 2002-2004. Universidad Austral de Chile. Main investigator.

DID – Uach Project: Research on the ultrasound propagation speed in Chilean wood. 1994. Universidad Austral de Chile. Co-investigator.

FONTEC CORFO Project: Industrial wood use from regrowth management. 1993-1994. Universidad Austral de Chile. Co-investigator.