Dr. Enrique Muñoz

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 has published more than 70 refereed articles and 2 book chapters.