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Felipe González Cataldo

Postdoctoral Researcher at Burkhard Militzer's group
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
University of California, Berkeley
United States

Ph.D. 2015 Universidad de Chile (Physics)
B.S. 2009 Universidad de Chile (Physics)

e-mail: f_gonzalez (at) berkeley (dot) edu

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Earth and Planetary Science Department of the University of California, Berkeley, working in Burkhard Militzer's team. I got my PhD in physics from the Universidad de Chile, Chile on 2015. I am interested in understanding planetary interiors—particularly high-temperature, high-pressure physics— through the study of matter at atomic level, in particular, using molecular dynamics and electronic structure calculations based on density functional theory (DFT). In this framework, equations of state of materials can be obtained, even at pressures and temperatures where no experimental data is available, which are fundamental to build models of the structure and the evolution of the planets, that enhance our understanding of solar and extrasolar planets processes.

Contact info:

Department of Earth and Planetary Science
University of California, Berkeley, United States
485 McCone Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-4767

f_gonzalez [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Publications
  1. Sliding down an arbitrary curve in the presence of friction,
    F. González-Cataldo, Gonzalo Gutiérrez and Julio Yáñez.
    American Journal of Physics, 85, 108 (2017). Link to journal
  2. Temperature estimators in computer simulation,
    César Jara, F. González-Cataldo, Sergio Davis and Gonzalo Gutiérrez.
    Journal of Physics: Conferences Series 720, 012003 (2016). Link to journal
  3. Z method calculations to determine the melting curve of silica at high pressures,
    F. González-Cataldo, Sergio Davis and Gonzalo Gutiérrez.
    Journal of Physics: Conferences Series 720, 012032 (2016). Link to journal
  4. Melting curve of SiO2 at multimegabar pressures: implications for gas giants and super-Earths,
    F. González-Cataldo, Sergio Davis and Gonzalo Gutiérrez.
    Scientific Reports 6, 26537 (2016). Link to journal
  5. Stability of iron crystal structures at 0.3–1.5 TPa,
    B. K. Godwal, F. González-Cataldo, A. K. Verma, L. Stixrude, and R. Jeanloz.
    Earth and Planetary Science Letters 409, 299 (2015). Link to journal
  6. Ab Initio Free Energy Calculations of the Solubility of Silica in Metallic Hydrogen,
    F. González-Cataldo, Hugh Wilson and B. Militzer.
    The Astrophysical Journal 787, 79 (2014). Link to journal
  7. Inelastic Collisions and Hypervelocity Impacts at Nanoscopic Level: A Molecular Dynamics Study,
    G. Gutiérrez, S. Davis, C. Loyola, J. Peralta, F. Gonzalez, Y. Navarrete and F. Gonzalez-Wasaff.
    Molecular Dynamics - Theoretical Developments and Applications in Nanotechnology and Energy, Chapter 12 (2012) ISBN: 978-953-51-0443-8. Link to journal
  8. Las Palmeras Molecular Dynamics: A Flexible and Modular Molecular Dynamics Code,
    S. Davis, C. Loyola, F. González, J. Peralta,
    Computer Physics Communications, 181(12):2126 – 2139, 2010. Link to journal