Invited Talks and Lectures

  • From the Schrödinger Equation to Materials: An Alchemist Dream. Interdisciplinary Physics and Materials REU, June 14, 2017. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Computational Challenges to Calculate the Non-Linear Optical Response of Water/Oxide Interfaces. Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium, 10/10/2016. Department of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Screening of charge impurities and defects: alternative mechanisms for the detection of gases on graphene and nanotubes. Invited talk at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 10/07/2016. Binghamton, New York, U.S.A.
  • Bilayer graphene under pressure is a material with multiple Dirac cones that are evident in the Valley Hall Effect and Landau Levels. Department of Physics Colloquium, 09/28/2016. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, U.S.A.
  • Optical excitations in bilayer graphene under pressure: Topological effects. Workshop on Excitations in Solids 2016, 8/04/2016, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
  • Bilayer graphene under pressure: Bands Structure, Anomalous Hall Effect, and Landau Levels. Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research Seminar Series, 04/11/2016. McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.
  • Bilayer graphene under pressure: Bands Structure, Anomalous Hall Effect, and Landau Levels. Condensed Matter, Atomic, and Molecular Physics Seminar, 12/01/2015. The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  • Screening of charge impurities and defects: alternative mechanisms for the detection of gases on graphene and nanotubes. APS-Mid-Atlantic Section Annual Meeting. 10/24/2015. Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Vibration at the interface of water with metal oxides, a probe for bonding and reactivity. Colloquium Physics Department, 10/22/2015. The University of West Virginia, West Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Numerical Renormalization Group Study of Magnetic Moments and Electronic Correlations in Chemically Functionalized Graphene. Condensed Matter Theory Seminar, 06/08/2015, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
  • Numerical Renormalization Group Study of Magnetic Moments and Electronic Correlations in Chemically Functionalized Graphene. Theory Seminar, 06/04/2015, Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin, Germany.
  • Screening of charge impurities: an alternative mechanism for the detection of gases on graphene and nanotubes. Seminario de Struttura della Materia, 1/19/2015. Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy.
  • Graphene Functionalized with Hydrogen and Fluorine: Electronic Correlations, Magnetism, and Transport. Seminari Generali (Colloquium), 2/10/2015. Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy.
  • Screening of charged impurities as a possible mechanism for conductance change in graphene gas sensing, Hands-on Workshop on Excitations in Solids 2014, 8/01/2014, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
  • Apantallamiento de impurezas cargadas: un mecanismo alternativo para la detección de gases con grafeno, Seminario del Departamento de Física, 7/14/2014, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Apantallamiento de impurezas cargadas: un mecanismo alternativo para la detección de gases con grafeno, Coloquio, 7/03/2014, Instituto Balseiro and Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina.
  • Correlaciones electrónicas y magnetismo en grafeno funcionalizado. Sexto Taller Mexico-Chile sobre el magnetismo, nanociencia, y sus aplicaciones. Cancun, Mexico, May 22, 2014.
  • Electronic Correlations, Magnetism, Transport, and Gas Detection on Functionalized Graphene. Department of Physics Colloquium, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA, February 26th, 2014.
  • Thermoelectrics: A theoretical approach to the search for better materials. Workshop IV: Energy Conservation and Waste Heat Recovery, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, November 20th, 2013.
  • Electronic Correlations, Magnetism, and Transport in Functionalized Graphene. 2nd International Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanomaterials, Centro de Nanociencias y Nanotecnología, Universidad Autónoma de México, Ensenada, México. March 7th, 2013.
  • Transport and doping in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene. Honda Research Institute. Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. January 16th, 2013.
  • Electronic Correlations, Magnetism, and Transport in Functionalized Graphene. Department of Physics Colloquium, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, U.S.A. November 27th, 2012.
  • Thermoelectrics: The Search for Better Materials. CECAM Workshop – Vibrational coupling: most important, often ignored, and a challenge for ab-initio theory. CECAM, Lausanne, Switzerland. November 7, 2012.
  • Materials for Thermoelectric Applications. Hand on Workshop on the Exciting Code. Humboldt University at Berlin, Germany. August 8th, 2012.
  • Graphene, Graphane, and chemisorbed graphene: electron correlations and magnetism. Hand on Workshop on the Exciting Code. Humboldt University at Berlin, Germany. August 2nd, 2012.
  • GraphEne, GraphAne, GraphEne Fluoride: materials for applications and a playground for physicists. Department of Physics Colloquium, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A. October 7th, 2011.
  • Equilibrium and Dynamics of Water Dissociation on the Surface of Oxides with the Rutile Structure. Invited talk at the Workshop “Materials by Design.” Center for Nanoscale Materials Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. September 21st, 2011.
  • Applications of Density Functional Theory to Water Oxide Interfaces. Invited talk at the “First School of Computational Physics Applied to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. August 19th, 2011.
  • Magnetic Moment and Electronic Correlations in Chemically Functionalized Graphene. Invited talk in the 2011 March Meeting of the American Physical Society, Dallas, TX. March 25, 2011.
  • Grafeno, grafano, y fluoruro de grafeno: Materiales para ingeniería y un parque de diversión para los físicos. Coloquio José A. Balseiro. Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina. March 11, 2011.
  • GraphEne, GraphAne, GraphEne Fluoride: materials for applications and a playground for physicists. Department of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A. February 21, 2011.
  • GraphEne, GraphAne, GraphEne Fluoride: materials for applications and a playground for physicists. Department of Physics Colloquium, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. February 17, 2011.
  • GraphEne, GraphAne, GraphEne Fluoride: materials for applications and a playground for physicists. Department of Physics Colloquium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, U.S.A. August 26, 2010.
  • Electronic States, Magnetism, and Transport in Graphane, Partially Fluorinated and Hydrogenated Graphene. Jorge O. Sofo, Alejandro M. Suarez, and Ning Shen. Symposium 2, Theory and Computer Simulation of Materials of the XIX International Materials Research Congress. Cancun, Mexico. August 15-19, 2010.
  • Dynamics of Water Dissociation on Oxides Surfaces: Comparison between Rutile and Cassiterite. Jorge O. Sofo, Nitin Kumar, Paul R. C. Kent, Andrei Bandura, and James D. Kubicki. Goldschmidt 2010, Earth, Energy, and the Environment. Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry. Knoxville, TN, U.S.A. June 14, 2010.
  • Electronic states, magnetism, and transport in partially fluorinated and hydrogenated graphene. Nano-10. Instituto Balseiro and Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Bariloche, RN, Argentina. May 14, 2010.
  • Electronic states, magnetism, and transport in partially fluorinated and hydrogenated graphene. Department of Physics Colloquium, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, U.S.A. April 15, 2010.
  • Electronic states, magnetism, and transport in partially fluorinated and hydrogenated graphene. Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A. March 30, 2010.
  • Electronic states, magnetism, and transport in partially fluorinated and hydrogenated graphene. UCLA Nanoscience Institute, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A. March 29, 2010.
  • Electronic states, magnetism, and transport in partially fluorinated and hydrogenated graphene. Quantum Simulations Group, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, U.S.A. March 25, 2010.
  • Electronic states, magnetism, and transport in partially fluorinated and hydrogenated graphene. GLAM Special Seminar. Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Department of Physics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, U.S.A. March 24, 2010.
  • Electronic Properties of Graphane and Partially Hydrogenated Graphene Nanostructures. Solidos 09 (Chile-Argentina International Condensed Matter Conference), Valparaiso, Chile. November 11th, 2009.
  • Graphane, a new hydrocarbon: from prediction to synthesis. Departmental Colloquium. Department of Electrical Engineering, Penn State, University Park, PA, U.S.A., November 5th, 2009.
  • Graphane, a new hydrocarbon: from prediction to synthesis. Campuses Faculty Meeting. Department of Physics, Penn State, University Park, PA, U.S.A., October 24th, 2009.
  • Fast dissociation dynamics of water on cassiterite SnO2 (110) surface. EDL Group Meeting. Department of Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN, U.S.A. August 19, 2009.
  • Graphane, a new hydrocarbon: from prediction to synthesis. Physical-Chemistry Seminar, Department of Chemistry, Penn State, University Park, PA, U.S.A. Febrary 20th, 2009.
  • Simulation of Materials with Density Functional Theory. Short graduate level course. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Santiago de Chile, Chile. November 24th to 28th, 2008.
  • The power of graphene for electronics and how to channel it. Condensed Matter, Atomic, and Molecular Physics Seminar, Department of Physics, Penn State, University Park, PA, U.S.A. October 28th, 2008.
  • Two steps into the paradigm of all graphene electronics: The effect of substrates and a method to “draw” graphene channels. Condensed Matter Seminar. Department of Physics and Astronomy. Rutgers University. U.S.A. September 30th, 2008.
  • Exchange and vibrational modes in bosonic quantum solids. Supersolids 2008, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. August 22nd, 2008.
  • Supersolids and the effect of particle exchange on the phonon spectra of quantum solids, Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina. November 13th, 2007.
  • Graphane, a two dimensional hydrocarbon. Solidos 07 (National Condensed Matter Conference), Huerta Grande, Córdoba, Argentina. November 8th, 2007.
  • Graphane, a two dimensional hydrocarbon: Properties, synthesis, and applications. Physics Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, November 2nd, 2007.
  • Graphane, a two dimensional hydrocarbon: Properties, synthesis, and applications. Colloquium, University of Leoben, Austria, July 2nd, 2007.
  • Density Functional Theory for Atoms, Molecules, and Solids, Interdisciplinary Seminar on PDEs and their Applications, Department of Mathematics, Penn State, March 19th, 2007.
  • Mapping dissociation activity on surfaces, Workshop on Recent Developments in Computer Simulational Studies in Condensed Matter Theory, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, U.S.A., February 23, 2006.
  • Ab-initio Simulations of Water on the Surface of Oxides, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, U.S.A., June 29, 2006.
  • Mapping Water Reactivity at Oxide Surfaces, Water Festival IV, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, U.S.A., November 22, 2005.
  • Pairing and Excitations in Bosonic Quantum Solids, Solidos 05 (National Condensed Matter Conference), Bariloche, Argentina. November 04, 2005.
  • Water and Zn on TiO2(110): DFT molecular Dynamics, Annual meeting of the EDL group, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, U.S.A., August 20, 2005.
  • Mapping Water Reactivity at Oxide Surfaces, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, U.S.A., December 06, 2005.
  • Effect of Quantum Correlations on the Vibrational Spectrum of Bosonic Quantum Solids, Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, U.S.A., December 05, 2005.
  • Water Dissociation on Silica and TiO2, Physical Chemistry Colloquium, Department of Chemistry. Penn State, October 21, 2005.
  • Water on Oxide Surfaces: Application of the Reactivity Mapping Method, Physics Department Colloquium, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, U.S.A., April 8, 2005.
  • Low temperature melting of ionic clusters: How small can a crystal be?, Physics Department Colloquium, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, U.S.A., October 31, 2003.
  • Low temperature melting of ionic clusters: How small can a crystal be?, Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute on Physics at the Nanometer Scale. Bariloche, Argentina, June 18, 2003.
  • Better Materials for Thermoelectric Applications, Frontiers in Condensed Matter Theory. University Park, Pennsylvania, April 12-13, 2003.
  • Toward an ab-initio determination of transport coefficients, New Thermoelectric Materials Workshop Chemistry, Physics and Materials Science of Thermoelectric Materials: Beyond Bismuth Telluride. Traverse City, Michigan, August 20, 2002.
  • The interaction of Pd with defects on the surface of MoS2. Department of Physics, Uppsala University, Sweden, October 23, 2000.
  • Ab initio calculation of the c/a ratio of hexagonal Cu-Zn alloys, XXIV International Workshop on Condensed Matter Theories, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 12-17, 2000.
  • Thermoelectric properties of nanostructures, Karl-Franzes University of Graz, Graz, Austria, May 15, 2000.
  • One-particle Excitations in Strongly Correlated Superconductors, ”Mini-workshop on Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems”, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, June 8-July 27, 1990.