Biography

A pragmatic theoretical chemist who enjoys collaborative basic-science research, engages real-life problems, and develops original scientific software solutions.

Interested in developing theoretical and computational methods and applying them to problems of broad chemical scope: noncovalent interactions in organic crystals, in pharmaceutical formulations, in biomolecular structure, and in materials design.

Personal Information

Education

Postdoctoral Research

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Modeling
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering - Princeton University - Princeton, NJ, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow in Computational Chemistry
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry - Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA, USA

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

Experience

Research

Development of Intermolecular Interactions Models Applied to Polymers

Adviser: Prof. Michael A. Webb
Princeton University - Princeton, NJ, USA

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

Teaching

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, USA

Part-Time Lecturer

Universidad Icesi - Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Honors and Awards

Georgia Institute of Technology

Purdue University

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Universidad Icesi

Universidad del Valle

Colegio Berchmans

Professional Affiliations

Languages

Computer Skills

Operating Systems

Programming Languages

Computational Chemistry Packages

Others