Eugenio Grippo

Eugenio Grippo
Argentina
Eugenio is pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California, USA, where he also completed his Master of Science in the same field. Prior to enrolling at the University of Southern California he obtained his Bachelor in Automation and Industrial Control Engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Argentina. For his doctorate, Eugenio is working on the solution to an unsolved quantum problem called Quantum Decoherence Free subspace problem aiming to obtain useful applications in the so called Quantum Computing and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) frames. He expects to finish his doctorate in May 2013.

 

 
Juan Manuel Ranalli

Juan Manuel Ranalli
Argentina
Juan Manuel will study Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham, UK. He earned both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Materials Engineering from the Instituto Sabato, in San Martín, Argentina. For his doctorate, which he expects to finish in September 2015, Juan Manuel will research the relationships between the corrosion properties of the materials used for weld cladding of pressure vessels, and the microstructure of these materials.

 

 
Morgana de Avilas Ribas

Morgana de Avilas Ribas
Brazil
Morgana received both her B.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering and her Master of Science in Extractive Metallurgy from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Materials Science at Rice University, USA, where she is working on a project to study diverse problems in computational materials science through density functional theory, molecular dynamics, and Monte Carlo simulations. Morgana expects to finish her Ph.D. in May 2012.

 

 
Melissa Duarte

Melissa Duarte
Colombia
After obtaining her Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, USA, Melissa continued with her doctorate studies in the same Department. Prior to attending Rice, she received her Bachelor degree at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia, in Electrical Engineering. Melissa´s current research focuses on the design and implementation of architectures for next-generation wireless communications. She is working on the design of novel physical layer algorithms that utilize multiple antennas at the receiver and transmitter and use a feedback channel to convey channel state information from the receiver to the transmitter. She expects to finish her doctorate in August 2011.

 

 
Jorge Mario Plaza

Jorge Mario Plaza
Colombia
Jorge is studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and his MA in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA. His Ph.D. research is focused on the development of rigorous carbon dioxide (CO2) amine absorption models to test new solvents and process configurations with the goal of reducing the efficiency penalty that a power plant takes when installing Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS). The ultimate objective is to contribute to mitigate the impact that the power generation sector and the chemical industry have on climate change. He expects to finish his doctorate in May 2011.

 

 
Héctor Barrón Escobar

Héctor Barrón Escobar
Mexico
Héctor is pursuing his Ph. D. in Physics at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. He obtained both his Bachelor of Physics and his Master degree in Materials Science at the Universidad Nacional de Mexico. For his Ph.D., Héctor is working on nanotechnology using computational simulation Physics. His studies involve theoretical calculations of different types of materials like metals, bimetallic compounds, semiconductors and organic materials in the nanoscale in order to investigate some of their physical and chemical properties such as electronic properties, thermal properties, superconductivity, and applications. He expects to finish his doctorate in August 2013.

 

 
José Luís Mendoza Cortés

José Luís Mendoza Cortés
Mexico
José Luís began his Ph.D. in 2008 in Material Science at the California Institute of Technology, in the US. He received his Bachelor degree in chemistry at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. For his Ph.D., José Luís is developing new technologies for hydrogen storage, methane storage, CO2 sequestration and the development of new ways of proton conductors. He expects to finish his Ph. D. in July 2013.

 

 
Fernando Novoa Pérez

Fernando Novoa Pérez
Mexico
Fernando is studying Material Science at Stanford University, USA. He previously obtained his Master degree in Science and Engineering at Standford University and his Bachelor of Mechanics and Electrical Systems Engineering degree at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. For his Ph.D., Fernando’s research involves the study of the nanostructure, chemistry and thermo-mechanical behavior of materials in bulk form or thin films under complex loading and environmental conditions. He expects to finish his doctorate in June 2012.

 

 
Eduardo Roldán Reyes

Eduardo Roldán Reyes
Mexico
Eduardo received both his B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and his Master of Science in Management Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, Mexico. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Industrial Systems at ENSIACET, France, where he is working on the development of a new problem solving method oriented to the field of biofuels based on science and artificial intelligence. Eduardo expects to finish his Ph.D. in October 2011.

 

 
Paul Bogdan

Paul Bogdan
Romania
Paul is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, in the US. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Physics at the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. Then he moved to Germany where he completed his Master’s studies in Physics at Siegen Universitaet. For his Ph.D., Paul is conducting research on developing efficient performance analysis tools and fault tolerant communication protocols which can help us design highly efficient and robust NoC architectures based on a biological inspired communication protocol called stochastic communication in which each node in the network disseminates packets via multiple paths across several time steps. He expects to complete his Ph.D. by May 2011.

 

 
Claudiu Constantin Ionescu

Claudiu Constantin Ionescu
Romania
Claudiu began in 2009 his Ph.D. in Materials Science at the Ecole Centrale Paris, France. A graduate of the Politehnica University of Bucharest, in Romania, Claudio has a Bachelor in Materials Engineering. After graduating he moved to Touluse, France, to study at the Institut National Polytechnique, where he obtained his Master in Materials Science. For his Ph.D., Claudiu expects to work on the Characterization of wear mechanisms by tribocorrosion of (Ni-30%Cr, Ni-15%Cr, Zircaloy 4) alloys used in nuclear industry; influence of mechanical and electrochemical phenomena in the process of tribocorrosion. He expects to finish his doctorate in April 2012.

 

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