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I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on computer simulations of non-Newtonian Slippery Liquid Infused Surfaces (SLIPS). I have a PhD in Physics (Complex Systems) from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM).

Emergent phenomena, that is, unexpected behaviours that arise from interactions between the different components of a system and its environment have always intrigued me. This research area represents a novel scientific approach that works across different disciplines such as Biology, Ecology or Engineering.

As a Physicist trained under the umbrella of Complex Adaptive Systems, I am interested in fundamental problems which typically involve close collaboration with researchers from other disciplines such as Stem Cell Biology, Bio-engineering and Ecology. I greatly benefit from these interactions, both as a source of interesting problems and as a way to keep in touch with realistic applications. The main areas of my actual and past research are briefly described in the following,

  1. Computational modelling of non-Newtonian slippery liquid infused porous surfaces (SLIPS) using the lattice-Boltzmann algorithm.
  2. Optimisation and computational modelling of human embryonic stem cell (hESCs) colonies using Individual-Based models.
  3.  Mathematical modelling of forests fragmentation and forests diseases.
  4. Mathematical modelling of adult embryonic stem cells (ASCs) in colonic crypts.
  5.  Discrete element simulations (DES) of active particles with applications to bacterial colonies inside microfluidic devices.
  6. Foraging patterns of insects in simple and complex landscapes.

Research interests

Statistical Physics, Non-equilibrium statistical physics, Complex Systems, Emergent Phenomena, Complex Fluids, Human embryonic stem cells, Forest Diseases

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, PhD, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

10 Jan 201014 Nov 2014

Award Date: 14 Nov 2014

Physics, MPhil, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

10 Jan 200630 Sep 2009

Award Date: 30 Sep 2009

Physics, BSc, Universidad Veracruzana

1 Sep 200012 Sep 2005

Award Date: 12 Sep 2005


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