PhD student (co-supervisors: Dr. James Ryan, and Prof. Paul Meredith)

Emilio is a PhD student in Chemistry at Swansea University. His supervisor is Dr. Francisco Martin-Martinez and his co-supervisors are Dr. James W. Ryan, and Prof. Paul Meredith. Emilio studied his bachelor degree in Engineering Physics in the Division of Science and Engineering Campus Leon at University of Guanajuato (México) and his MSc (optics) in the Optics Research Centre, also located at Leon Guanajuato (Mexico). During his bachelor’s degree, his main interest was in the light propagation pulses through the core of photonic optical fibre, to do this he performed several numerical calculations solving Non-Linear Schrodinger Equation using FORTRAN in a computer cluster. During his master studies, he focused on the study of the optical response in solids through first principles calculations. In particular, his thesis subject was about calculating ofthe susceptibility of black phosphorus in bulk and monolayer structures, as well as the calculation of the degree of spin polarization when a circularly polarized light interacts with bulk and monolayer black phosphorus. All the calculations performed in his thesis gave me experience working with linux systems, bash scripts, cluster computer manipulation and automatizations of several tasks using bash. His PhD is focused on the design and development of new organic semiconducting materials for solar cells, there are a lot of things to learn, and he is really happy to be in this project at Swansea University.