Synergy of great young scientist I have the pleasure to work with, collaborate and good friends.  I mostly played the role of “sub-supervisor” and problem solver.


Dr. Miglė Graužinytė (Former PhD student, Prof. Goedecker)

Originally from Lithuania, she completed her undergraduate and Master studies in Physics at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on computational modelling of defects in oxides. She collaborates actively with experimental groups and is especially interested in programming and teaching. In her spare time she enjoys equally indoor/outdoor sports and pubs. She defended her thesis on 13 Dec 2018 and her work was awarded “Summa Cum Laude”.  You can read her thesis, Grauzinyte_Thesis_compressed.pdf 





Dr. Deb Sankar De (Former PhD student, Prof. Goedecker)

is from India (Krishnagar W.B.) and completed undergrad Krishnagar and master at Jawaharlal Nehru University (J.N.U) New Delhi. After doing an internship in Germany decided to pursuit PhD in Europe.  Deb palette’s of modelling  is rich, it uses density-functional theory to simulate big systems (hundreds of atoms). His interests is in clusters, fullerenes,  reconstruction of 2D layers, bulks oxides, etc.  Outside of university,  Deb enjoys walks, dark-philosophy (is a keen pessimist) and enjoys equally, good and bad wine. He defended his thesis work on 12 Dec 2018 and his work was awarded “Magna Cum Laude”.




José A. Flores Livas is doing his second postdoc at the Theoretical Department of the University of Basel (Switzerland). In coming months he is about to move to University of Rome for a research position (RTD) position that in Italian system should be equivalent to non-tenured assistant Professor (see explanation LINK). His first Post-Doc was at the Max-Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics (Germany) thanks to a Marie-curie grant. He received his PhD. in Physics at Université de Lyon 1 (France) and undergrad and master studies in Physics at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León (Mexico).

About me

About me: I’m originally from north of Mexico (pretty much a desert over there) the state of Coahuila (“place of flying serpent”). In Europe I enjoy the diversity of weathers, cultures, and languages;  take advantage of everything that is related to cold, rain, mountains, threes and snow. My camera rarely leaves my side. Well to be …


Ph.D Physics 1.- Personal Information I was born in San Pedro Coahuila, México in December 27th of 1985.  H-index: 13. Average citation of 30. More than 953 citations (ISI Web of Science, March 2019). Other: Google scholar (link). Researchgate (link)  and ORCID: 0000-0002-4183-1316. 2.- Education 2009  – 2012 Ph.D in Physics, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, …