Joaquín Rodríguez Nieva

Joaquín Rodríguez Nieva
Argentina
Joaquín is pursuing his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He received both his Bachelor of Nuclear Engineering and his Master of Science in Engineering at the Instituto Balseiro, Argentina. The objective of Joaquín’s Ph.D. research is to understand in a fundamental way materials behaviour at the nanoscale with the aim of developing new devices with novel properties and applications.

 

 
Gilberto Casillas García

Gilberto Casillas García
Mexico
Gilberto is studying for his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA. He received his Bachelor of Industrial Engineer in Physics at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. His research focuses on the characterization and in-situ deformation of metallic/bimetallic nanoparticles by aberration-corrected transmission electron microscopy.

 

 
Christian Jesús García López

Christian Jesús García López
Mexico
Christian is pursuing his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University, Canada. Prior to enrolling at Carleton University, he obtained both his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and his Master of Science in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico. The main objective of his Ph. D. research is to analyze the influence of residual stresses in the fatigue crack growth process in aluminum alloys.

 

 
Wilberth Solano Álvarez

Wilberth Solano Álvarez
Mexico
Wilberth will pursue his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, Downing College, UK. He obtained his Master of Science in Materials Science also at the University of Cambridge and his Bachelor of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico. In his Ph.D. research work, Wilberth wishes to develop and validate the theory for adiabatic shear in materials such as bearing steels, and to examine alternative scenarios, which might be more plausible explanations for the phenomenon.

 

 
Juan Carlos Carratu

Juan Carlos Carratu
Venezuela
Juan Carlos will pursue his Ph. D. in Reservoir Engineering, Unconventional Resources Modeling, at Colorado School of Mines, USA, where he also received his Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering. Before studying at CSM, Juan Carlos obtained his Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. The focus of his research at Colorado School of Mines is to develop understanding on low permeability reservoirs.

 

 
Rafael Hincapie

Rafael Hincapie
Venezuela
Rafael will study Reservoir Engineering at Clausthal University of Technology, Institute of Petroleum Engineering, Germany. He obtained his Bachelor of Petrolium Engineering at the Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela, and his Master of Science in Heavy Oil Extraction at the Universidad Nacional de Las Fuerzas Armadas, also in Venezuela. His Ph. D. research work is part of the EOR project “Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Polymer Flooding Processes Using Micromodels - From Pore Scale to Continuum Scale”, and focuses on improving the fundamental understanding of the displacement processes during polymer flooding.

 
 

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