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Curriculum

Personal Information
Name: Felipe Javier González Cataldo
Birth: Noviembre 14th, 1985
e-mail: fgonzalez[at]lpmd.cl


Education
2016-: Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, California, United States.
2009-2015: PhD in Physics, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
2004-2008: Bachelor of Sciences in Physics, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
1993-2003: High school at Instituto Chacabuco, Hermanos Maristas Congregation, Los Andes.


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


Conferences
  1. Workshop on Procesing Physic-Chemistry Advanced
    Universidad Industrial de Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia. Abril 2016
    • Ab Initio Free Energy Calculations of the Solubility of Silica in Metallic Hydrogen.
    • Melting Curve of SiO2: implications for gas giants and super-Earths.
  2. VI Workshop on Novel Methods for Electronic Structure Calculations
    Universidad de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina. Noviembre 2015
    • Ab Initio Free Energy Calculations of the Solubility of Silica in Metallic Hydrogen.
  3. 3rd International Conference on Materials Science
    Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile. Octubre 2015
    • Melting Curve of SiO2: implications for gas giants and super-Earths.
  4. AGU Fall Meeting
    Moscone Center, San Francisco, USA. Diciembre 2014.
    • Simulating Ramp Compression of Diamond.
  5. 2014 Symposium on Molecular Dynamics for Engineering and Science
    Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile. Diciembre 2014.
    • Ab Initio Free Energy Calculations of the Solubility of Silica in Metallic Hydrogen
  6. XIX Simposio Chileno de Física
    Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile. 26-28 Noviembre de 2014.
    • Curva de fusión del SiO2: implicancias para los gigantes gaseosos y super-Tierras.
    • Inestabilidad mecánica del hierro BCC en condiciones del núcleo interno de la Tierra.
    • Estimadores de temperatura: estudio a nivel atómico
  7. XVIII Simposio Chileno de Física
    Hotel Club La Serena, La Serena, Chile. 21-23 Noviembre de 2012.
    • Solubilidad del Núcleo rocoso de Júpiter y Exoplanetas Gigantes
  8. XVII Simposio Chileno de Física
    Gran Hotel Pucón, Pucón, Chile.
    • Rebote de una esfera sobre una superficie: estudio a nivel atómico (Poster)
    • Visualización 3D en tiempo real para Dinámica Molecular Clásica: LPMD y LPVISUAL (Poster)
  9. Escuela de Simulación Computacional de Dinámica Molecular
    Grupo de Nanomateriales, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. 4-8 Enero de 2010.
  10. 11th International Conference on Advanced Materials, VIII Encontro SBPMat
    Winsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    ICAM 2009 (International Conference on Advanced Materials).
    20-25 Septiembre de 2009.
  11. Congreso Nacional de Nanotecnología
    Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile.
    24-26 Mayo de 2009
  12. Nano-Taller de Python
    Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
    12-13 de Enero de 2009.
  13. XVI Simposio Chileno de Física
    Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile.
    12-14 Noviembre de 2008.
    Presentación Poster
  14. Fourth Latin-American SCAT Workshop
    SCAT (Scientific Computing Advanced Training)
    Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
    29 de Septiembre al 3 de Octubre de 2008.
  15. Congreso Internacional de Aficionados a la Astronomía (SAVAL)
    Universidad de Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile.
    4-8 Octubre de 2006.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ActivityDescriptionPlaceDate
ProfessorSimulations Laboratory 1
Students: 11
Department of Physical Sciences, Andrés Bello UniversityJuly to December, 2015
ResearcherStudy of the damage by radiation on tungstenThermonuclear Plasmas Department, Chilean Comission of Nuclear Energy (CCHEN)February to July, 2015
Teaching Assistant: Mechanics IIProfessor in charge: Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 60
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileMarch to July, 2015
Teaching Assistant: Modern Physics IProfessor in charge: Mario Molina, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 11
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileMarch to July, 2015
Teaching Assistant: Modern Physics IIProfessor in charge: Mario Molina, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 11
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileMarch to July, 2015
ProfessorSimulations Laboratory 1
Students: 11
Department of Physical Sciences, Andrés Bello UniversityJuly to December, 2014
Teaching Assistant: Modern PhysicsProfessor in charge: Mario Molina, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 11
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileMarch to July, 2014
Teaching Assistant: Quantum MechanicsProfessor in charge: Miguel Kiwi, Ph.D. in Physics and Exact Sciences National Award
Students: 20
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileMarch to July de 2013
ProfessorSimulations Laboratory 1
Students: 2
Department of Physical Sciences, Andrés Bello UniversityJuly to December, 2011
Teaching Assistant: Quantum MechanicsProfessor in charge: Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 22
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileMarch to July, 2011
Teaching Assistant: Statistical MechanicsProfessor in charge: David Gottlieb, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 26
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileJuly to December, 2010
Teaching Assistant: Modern PhysicsProfessor in charge: Mario Molina, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 17
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileMarch to July, 2011
Teaching Assistant: Mechanics IIProfessor in charge: Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 66
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileJuly to December, 2009
Teaching Assistant: Mechanics IProfessor in charge: Gonzalo Gutiérrez, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 66
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileMarch to July, 2009
ProgrammerOne of the developers of the Molecular Dynamics Code, LPMD
Active researcher at the Group of Nano-Materiales: properties of materials
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileSince September 2008
Teaching Assistant: Mechanics IIProfessor in charge: Víctor Muñoz, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 43
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileJuly to December, 2008
Teaching Assistant: ElectromagnetismProfessor in charge: David Gottlieb, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 22
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileMarch to July, 2008
Teaching Assistant: ThermodynamicsProfessor in charge: Rodrigo Ferrer, Ph.D. in Physics
Students: 31
Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of ChileJuly to December, 2007
Teaching Assistant: Mathematics and PhysicsProfessor in charge: Pamela Mena, M.Sc. in Physics
Students: 70
Medicine Faculty, Universidad del DesarrolloApril to July, 2007


PROGRAMMING SKILLS

C++, Python, Bash, OpenGL, LaTeX, HTML


LANGUAGES

Spanish: Native
Inglés: High
Portuguese: Basic