I am computational materials chemist working as a Research Fellow in the Physics & Astronomy Department at University College London. I am interested in using computational modelling techniques to study materials for energy applications, electronics and catalysis.
I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineer at UJAT (Mexico) in 2011. In 2012, I moved to London to start my PhD in Computational Chemistry under the supervision of Prof Richard Catlow at UCL. I received my PhD in 2016 and continued to work in collaboration with the UK Catalysis Hub at Harwell until 2017. From 2017, I am working as Research Associate in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCL as part of the group of Prof Alexander Shluger.
My main research interests can be summarised under the headings interatomic potentials development, metal oxides, surface science, catalysis and global optimisation methods. During my PhD, my particular interest was directed at the clean and defective surfaces of metal oxides and their interaction with supported nanoparticles for catalytic purposes. More recently, I have been working on modelling amorphous materials for applications in electronics and photocatalysis.
My likes include chess, travelling, coffee, reading and real ale.
PhD in Computational Chemistry, 2016
University College London, UK
BSc in Chemical Engineering, 2010
Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, México
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