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Name: Marisol Alcántara Ortigoza

Current address:
Department of Physics
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida 32816-2385
USA

e‑mail: Marisol.AlcantaraOrtigoza@ucf.edu
website: http://marisolalcantaraortigoza.info/

Academic positions:
Title: Research Associate and Mini-Studio Instructor
Employer: Department of Physics, University of Central Florida
Contact Person: Prof. Talat S. Rahman
Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Bldg. 121; Rm. 420; Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
Dates: August 8 2013 –  Present
Job Description: Theoretical and computational studies of the magnetic, electronic, and vibrational properties of nanomaterials and surfaces.
Job description: Instructor of College Physics recitations in the Mini-Studio mode.

Title: Visiting Scientist
Employer: Donostia International Physics Center
Address: Paseo Manuel de Lardizabal 4, 20018 Donostia, Gipúzkoa, España
Contact Person: Evgueni Vladimirovich Choulkov
Phone: +34-943-01-8220
Dates: July 2 and August 28 2014

Title: Research Associate
Employer: Department of Physics, University of Central Florida
Contact Person: Prof. Sergey Stolbov
Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Bldg. 121; Rm. 309; Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
Dates: August 17 2012 –August 7 2013
Job Description: Theoretical and computational studies toward the rational design of materials for electrocatalytic and photocatalytic reactions.

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Employer: Department of Physics, University of Central Florida
Contact Person: Prof. Talat S. Rahman
Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Bldg. 121; Rm. 430; Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
Dates:
January 20 2012 –  August 1 2012
March 18 2011 – September 17 2011,
November 10 2008 – November 09 2010,
Job Description: Theoretical and computational studies of the magnetic, electronic, and vibrational properties of nanomaterials.

Title: Visiting Scientist
Employer: Institut für Festkörperphysik, Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie
Contact Person: Dr. Klaus-Peter Bohnen
Address: Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1; Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen D-76344, Germany
Dates:
October 04 2011 – November 30 2011,
October 012010 –February 28 2011,
May 012009 – October 31 2009,
May 04 2008 – August 14 2008,
May 01 2007 –August 15 2007,
May 15 2006 – August 14 2006,
May 16 2005 – 12 August 2005,
Job Description: Theoretical and computational studies of the electronic, and vibrational properties of nanomaterials and surfaces.

Title: Postdoctoral Optional Practice Training (OPT)
Employer: Department of Physics, University of Central Florida
Contact Person: Prof. Talat S. Rahman
Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Bldg. 121; Rm. 430; Orlando, Florida 32816, USA
Dates:
October 29 2007 – October 28 2008
Job Description: Theoretical and computational studies of the magnetic, electronic, and vibrational properties of chemisorbed surfaces and nanomaterials.

Title: Graduate Research Assistant
Employer: Department of Physics, Kansas State University
Contact Person: Prof. Talat S. Rahman (4000 Central Florida Blvd. Bldg. 121; Rm. 430; Orlando, Florida 32816, USA)
Address: 116 Cardwell Hall, Manhattan Kansas 66506-2601, USA
Dates:
2004 – 2007
Job Description: Theoretical and computational studies of the magnetic, electronic, and vibrational properties of surfaces, chemisorbed surfaces, and nanoparticles.

Title: Graduate Research Assistant
Employer: Department of Physics, Kansas State University
Contact Person: Prof. Uwe Thumm
Address: 116 Cardwell Hall, Manhattan Kansas 66506-2601, USA
Dates:
2002 – 2003
Job Description: Theoretical and computational study of the multiphonon ionization of atoms

Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant
Employer: Department of Physics, Kansas State University
Address: 116 Cardwell Hall, Manhattan Kansas 66506-2601, USA
Dates:
2001 – 2002
Job Description : Teaching Instructor of  Engineering Physics I Lab course and Contemporary Physics course

Title: Undergraduate Research Assistant
Employer: Instituto (Centro) de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Nacional Autόnoma de México
Contact Person: Prof. Horacio Martinez Valencia
Address: Av. Universidad s/n, Col. Chamilpa MEX-62210; Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
Dates:
2000 – 2001
Job Description: Theoretical and computational study of the ionization of Rydberg atoms

Title: Professor’s Teaching Assistant
Employer: Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autόnoma de México
Address: Universidad 3000 Circuito Exterior S/N, C.P. 04510, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Mexico.
Dates:
1999 – 2001
Job Description: Teaching (1) Física General (General Physics; theory) and (2) Física para Biόlogos (Physics for Biology students; theory)
Website: http://www.fciencias.unam.mx/directorio/23398

Academic degrees:
Ph.D. (Physics), Kansas State University, USA, December 2007
B.S. (Physics), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, June 2001

PhD Supervisor:
Prof. Talat S. Rahman, Department of Physics, Kansas State University, USA

Postdoctoral mentors:
Prof. Sergey Stolbov, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA;
Prof. Talat S. Rahman, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA;
Dr. Klaus-Peter Bohnen, Institut für Festkörperphysik, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Campus Nord), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen 76344, Germany

Memberships
2005 – present – Member of the American Physics Society
2009 – present – Member of the American Vacuum Society
2010 – 2011 – Member of the American Harp Society

 

 

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