Dr Jorge Ontaneda

Dr Jorge Ontaneda

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Engineering 147, Mile End

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Supervisor: Prof Joe Briscoe
Expertise: DFT simulations of solid-state materials, including but not limited to: ferroelectric materials, enantioselective heterogeneous catalysis, heteroepitaxial systems, and supported 2D materials.
Affiliations: Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Member of the American Chemical Society (ACS)

Brief Biography

Jorge is a computational chemist focused on studying solid-state materials, particularly phenomena that happen at interfaces. In his research he employs electronic structure methods based on the density functional theory (DFT) to gain insights on the behavior of materials. His experience includes modelling of biomolecules on surfaces, bimetallic interfaces, and metal-supported 2D materials. Much of his research is conducted in tight collaboration with experimentalists.


PhD in Chemistry: University of Reading, United Kingdom
Thesis Title: "Density Functional Theory Studies of Metal-Based Interfaces"
Supervisors: Dr Ricardo Grau-Crespo and Dr Roger A. Bennett

BSc (Chemical Engineering): Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador
Dissertation Project: "Adsorption of CO2 on TiO2(110) surfaces: a DFT study"
Supervisor: Dr Silvia González