Faustino Aguilera-Granja was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, in 1959. He recieved his B.S. degree in physics in 1980 and his Ph.D. degree in physics in 1986 from the Universidad Automona de San Luis Potosi and the CINVESTAV of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City, Mexico, respectively. From 1986 to 1989, he was an Associate Research Fellow at the Department of Material Sciences of the University of Washington, in Seattle, Wash, USA. Since 1989, he is a Full Professor at the Instituto de Fisica of The Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Moreover, he has been a Visiting Professor several years at the Department of Fisica Teorica of the Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain, and an invited professor at several Universities in Argentina, Peru, Chile, and Spain. He is at the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (acreditated researchers in Mexico from the Secretary of Public Education) since 1984, and in 2004, he got the highest level (SNI-III-Reg.-4302). He recieved the TWAS Award for Latino-American researchers in 1998 and also some local awards from the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He has been a Referee for several journals such as Physical Review B, Physica A, International Journal of Molecular Science, Chemical Physics D, and the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. In addition, he is a Referee of Chilean and Mexican government research funding agencies FONDECYT (Chile) and CONACyT (Mexico), respectively. His research fields are lattice theory and statistics (Ising, Potts, etc.), order-disorder transformations, statistical mechanics of model systems (classical spin models for clusters, thin films, surfaces, and interfaces), and theoretical studies on electronic properties of nanostructures and clusters, particularly theoretical studies on magnetism and geometrical structural with semiempirical and density functional theory (DFT) methods.
Biography Updated on 8 September 2009