A pragmatic theoretical chemist that enjoys engaging problems involving real-life applications and developing original scientific software solutions. Currently, appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. C. David Sherrill, in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Postdoctoral research focused on ab initio methods for molecular crystals. Graduated with a Ph. D. from the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University, working in the group of Prof. Lyudmila V. Slipchenko. Doctoral research carried out on polarizable molecular dynamics and density functional approximations to approach intermolecular interactions. Mini-MBA in Applied Management Principles from Purdue's Krannert School of Management. Summer intern at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during the Computational Chemistry and Materials Science Institute of 2015. Awarded with the Young Scientist and Innovator of 2011 Scholarship by the Government of Colombia. Lecturer of general and physical chemistry laboratories at Universidad Icesi in Cali, Colombia. Honors graduate with a 5-year mayor in Chemistry at Universidad del Valle also in Cali, where consistently ranked top-5-in-class or above.

Personal Information


Graduate Studies

Ph.D. in Chemistry
Department of Chemistry - Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, USA

Executive Programs

Applied Management Principles Mini-MBA Program
Krannert School of Management - Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, USA

Undergraduate Studies

Professional (5-Year) Degree with Honors in Chemistry
Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas - Universidad del Valle - Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia



Development of Computational Methods Applied to Molecular Crystals

Adviser: Prof. C. David Sherrill
Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA, USA

Modular Implementation of Tkatchenko-Scheffler Model for van der Waals interaction

Advisers: Dr. Alfredo A. Correa and Dr. Xavier I. Andrade
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Livermore, CA, USA

Theory Development for the Accurate Description of Environment Effects on Quantum Simulations

Adviser: Prof. Lyudmila V. Slipchenko
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, USA

Charge distributions in carbon nanopores via Density Functional Theory

Advisers: Prof. Lyudmila V. Slipchenko and Prof. Adam Wasserman
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, USA

Molecular Modeling of Water-Absorbent Materials at the Nano-Scale

Adviser: Prof. Carlos A. Arango
Universidad Icesi - Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Computational Study of the Interactions between Carbon Nanotube/DNA Hybrids and Simple Molecules Relevant in Chemical Sensing

Adviser: Prof. Julio C. Arce
Universidad del Valle - Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia


Graduate Teaching Assistant

Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, USA

Part-Time Lecturer

Universidad Icesi - Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Honors and Awards

Purdue University

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Universidad Icesi

Universidad del Valle

Colegio Berchmans

Professional Affiliations


Computer Skills

Operating Systems

Programming Languages

Computational Chemistry Packages