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Physics of Living System Fellow, MIT (2019-2021)

Postdoc at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University (2015-2018)

PhD at the Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2014

MSc at the Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2009

BSc in Physics, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico 2007


Main Nano Field:

We are a theoretical group studying the interplay between dynamics and thermodynamics to determine the limitations that the latter impose on the former. We achieve this by studying how a system interacts and exchanges energy with its surroundings. This framework can be applied to the study of a wide range of devices that are not perfectly isolated, such as heat machines, mesoscopic conductors or quantum computers. It can also be useful for the description of non-equilibrium systems as well as active matter. We are especially interested on the limit where the system is small. In this limit, environmental fluctuations and quantum effects play an important role. Some of the basic questions we are trying to answer are:

• What are the limitations that thermodynamics imposes to the operation of nano heat machines?

• What are the fundamental limits to energy conversion and how to describe these processes?

• Are quantum and classical heat machines fundamentally different?

• How systems behave as function of the interaction strength with their surroundings?

If you are interested in these topics and would like to discuss, join or collaborate with us, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact David.