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Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

Condensed Matter, Solid State Physics, Strongly correlated electrons, Statistical Mechanics, Mathematical & Theoretical Physics, Scientific Programming & computational systems analysis

Education

Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France

Sept. 2014 – current

  • PhD in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Defense expected 7/2017
    • Theory Group at Laboratoire de Physique des Solides

École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Cachan, France

Sept. 2013 – Sept. 2014

  • M2 Master in Molecular Nano- bio-photonics (MONABIPHOT)
    • Mémoire: Study of spin-orbit effects in the Mott-Hubbard metal-insulator transition

Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador

Oct. 2006 – Sept. 2012

  • Physics Diploma
    • Diploma Thesis Topic: Estimation, by computer simulation, of the exchange energy dispersion between polar nano-regions in \(Pb_xBi_4Ti_{3+x}O_{12+3x}; x={2,3}\) relaxor ferroelectrics

German School, Quito, Ecuador

1997 – 2006

  • German Abitur May 2006
  • Ecuadorian High School Diploma June 2005

Honors and Awards

  • 2014: PhD fellowship, École Doctorale Physique en Île de France, France
  • 2013: Paris-Saclay Master Scholarship, Campus Paris-Saclay, France
  • 2012: Danced for Ecuador in WDSF World DanceSport Championship Standard, Australia
  • 2010: Physics Olympiad \(1^{st}\) place, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador
  • 2005: Bronze Medal for Academic performance, German School Quito, Ecuador
  • 2003: PAD Preisträger, Kultusminister Konferenz, Germany

Publications

Conference Presentations

Posters

  • O. Nájera, M. Civelli, V. Dobrosavljević, M. Rozenberg: Resolving the chicken-and-egg problem in VO2: a new paradigm for the Mott transition, At: CIFAR Quantum Materials Meeting, Paris-France, 2016
  • O. Nájera, M. Civelli, V. Dobrosavljević, M. Rozenberg: A minimal model approach to the Mott transition in VO2, At: The New Generation in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Trieste-Italie, 2016
  • O. Nájera, M. Civelli, V. Dobrosavljević, M. Rozenberg: A minimal model approach to the Mott transition in VO2, At: School on Computational Quantum Materials, Orford(Québec)-Canada, 2016
  • O. Nájera, M. Civelli, M. Rozenberg, Spin-orbit effect in the Mott-Hubbard metal-insulator transition, At: COR.S.O 2015, Cargèse-France, August 2015
  • O. Nájera, M. Civelli, M. Rozenberg, Spin-orbit effect in the Mott-Hubbard metal-insulator transition, At: LEES 2014, Amboise-France June 2014
  • O. Nájera, L. Lascano: Estimation of the exchange interaction dispersion between PNR in relaxor ferroelectrics, Awarded poster At: NanoAndes, Quito-Ecuador Nov. 2012

Computer Skills

  • Programming Languages: Python, C/C++, Bash, Php, Matlab/Octave
  • Libraries & packages: GSL, SciPy, NumPy
  • Content-description languages: \(\LaTeX\), HTML, CSS
  • Operating Systems: Linux(Gentoo & Arch & Ubuntu)
  • Graphic design: Gimp, Inkscape, Blender

Languages

  • English: Fluent
  • German: Fluent
  • Spanish: Native
  • French: Intermediate

Academic Experience

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology(ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

  • Apr. 5 - May 15, 2013: Visitor at Institute for Building Materials (IfB) Training in Lattice Boltzmann Methods for fluid dynamics

International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

  • Mar. 10 - 21, 2014: Teaching Assistant Workshop on Advanced Techniques for Scientific Programming and Management of Open Source Software packages SMR 2574
  • Mar. 11 - 22, 2013: Invited Student Workshop on Computer Programming and Advanced Tools for Scientific Research Work SMR 2503
  • Feb. 20 - Mar. 2, 2012: Invited Student Advanced School on Scientific Software Development SMR 2330

Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador

  • Aug. 2011 - June 2012: Laboratory and teacher’s Assistant
    • Responsible of Experimental Physics laboratory in subjects like Newtonian Mechanics, Electromagnetism and Optics. Shared responsibility for lectures, homework assignments and grades in this subjects.
  • Sept. 2010 - Feb. 2011: Teacher’s Assistant
    • Support students in single- & multi-variable Calculus, and Real Analysis through exercise sessions and solutions of exams.

Outside Interests

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Cycling
  • Swimming