I am a scientist with academic research experience and a strong computer background with an interest in applying 3D graphics and technology thereof to solve real-world problems. During my PhD, I focused on the crystallization of metallic & molecular crystals and had used diverse methodologies to elucidate these processes.
Among the most commonly used of these have been kinetic Monte Carlo (kMC) simulations, nonlinear programming, and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. Below are some of the main topics which I've delved into.
Tensors for complex topologiesI have used tensors to simulate crystal structures with a complex arrangement of adatoms. A common case of these crystals are metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Algorithms have also been developed to manipulate these tensors for 3D simulations, which include search-and-update implementations and tensor transpositions.
Dynamic simulations to determine structure and event timesThe main application to these tensors has been for kinetic Monte Carlo (kMC) simulations to shed light on crystallization phenomena of different species in a dynamic way. The below figures show snapshots of a sample simulation I ran with arbitrary physics (procedural animation on the splash page). Tensors can also be used to simulate structures such as these with hexagonal coordinates.
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2017 - 2022University of Florida
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
Dissertation: Thermodynamic and kinetic crystal growth theory for the design of metallic and molecular crystals
M.S., Chemical Engineering
2015 - 2017Xerox
I was a toner chemist and engineer working in Xerox's toner technology and new business sectors. I worked in the lab, pilot scale, and workshop settings where my work went beyond the chemistry of toners alone. I used statistical analysis and my scientific skills to develop toner with features desired by the company and/or Xerox's clients. I obtained my Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Xerox.
2013 - 2015University of Florida Dept. of Chemical Engineering
I entered Dr. Carlos Rinaldi's lab at the University of Florida Department of Chemical Engineering while I was a M.S. student in Chemical Engineering, where my thesis work made me a co-inventor of a patent for a nerve-regenerating hydrogel, an author of a journal article, and most possibly helped me become an expert in colloids while at Xerox.
2009 - 2012University of Miami Dept. of Chemistry
Undergraduate Research Assistant
I started my research career as a Chemistry undergraduate at the University of Miami, where I was initially mentored by Dr. Jamie Walls on the computational modeling of NMR pulse sequences for the first year, and then conducted experimental research in Dr. Roger Leblanc's lab on green syntheses of gold nanoparticles for 2 years.
Monte Carlo simulations
Computer Languages and Skills**
LaTeX / TeX
- Computational modeling
- Experimental design
- Mathematical optimization
- Nonlinear programming
- High Performance Computing
- Statistical mechanics
- Kinetic modeling
- Solid-state physics
- X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
- Systems integration
- Market Research
- Patent analysis
A sample of some of the things I have developed and can expand on.
In terms of computation, my expertise is on computational modeling and optimization. However, here I also show some interactive 3D animations which highlight my graphical rendering prowess.
Other Events and Conferences
|LAMMPS Workshop and Symposium 2021||August 2021||Attendee||-|
|NVIDIA GTC 2021 Conference||April 2021||Attendee||-|
|UF Nano Day 2020||October 2020||Presenter (poster)||Best Poster in Nano-Chemistry|
|NanoFlorida 2020||March 2020||Presenter (oral)||Honorable Mention in Materials, Devices, and Enabling Technologies|