Dr. Enrique Muñoz is an Associate Professor of Physics at PUC. He is a Bio-Chemical Engineer and a Physicist, that holds a PhD. in Physics and a PhD. in Bioengineering, both from Rice University, funded by an NIH fellowship (Keck Center, Houston). After graduation, he became a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Rice (2009-2010) (with Dr. Boris Yakobson) funded by the aeronautical company Lockheed-Martin (LANCER).
Dr. Muñoz expertise is in Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory methods, in the context of many-body problems in condensed matter physics and high-energy physics. His current research interests include:
- Transport phenomena (electrical, thermal) in solids and nanostructures (Quantum dots). Strongly correlated electronic systems.
- Quantum field theory in condensed matter and high-energy physics.
- Modeling of reaction/diffusion and catalysis in Chemical Engineering.
He is the author of more than 50 refereed publications, and two book chapters.