I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. I received my Bachelor's degree in chemistry in 2008 from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and moved to Canada the next year to pursue my PhD. I graduated from the University of Calgary in 2014. Ever since I was a kid I liked reading about science, experiments and inventors. How I ended up studying chemistry was kind of an accident ! .... My original intention was to study computer science but found myself in the chemistry department of my school hoping to be there for just one year until I completed my transfer. I ended up staying and enjoying it. It turned out to be a great experience.
My expertise is in the synthesis and characterization of new materials and nanoparticles of transition metals, mainly focused in the molybdenum chemistry and its many different phases: sulfides, oxides and carbides.
I have a strong background in inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry and surface science and would like to keep expanding my knowledge and explore the many different applications that nanotechnology will bring in the future.