Luis G. Bergh received a Chemical Engineer title from Santa Maria University, Chile, and both his M. Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from McMaster University, Canada. He is a professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of Santa Maria University, since 1977. He is a member of the IFAC and chair of the International Technical Committee on Automation in Mining, Minerals and Metal Processes. He is the author of more than 100 technical papers mainly on monitoring, diagnosis, modeling and control of mineral and chemical processes. He spent four sabbatical years working in industry, and he has developed many applied research projects and is a consultant for the mineral industry.