My research activity started in 1995 at the Laboratorio de Cristalografía, Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay doing structural analysis of organic and organometallic compounds by single crystal X-ray diffraction [González et al, 1996; Suescun et al., 1997]. In parallel with my Master studies in small molecule crystallography [Suescun et al, 1999] I was introduced to x-ray and neutron powder diffraction and the Rietveld method [Pardo et al, 1999]. My PhD studies were devoted to preparation and structural and magnetic characterization of double layered Perovskites by x-ray and neutron powder diffraction including magnetic structure determination [Suescun et al, 2005]. A postdoctoral appointment at Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory allowed me to work on other Perovskite systems, mainly manganites [Suescun et al, 2007; Suescun et al 2009] and cobalto-ferrites showing different structural distortions, ordering phenomena [Suescun & Dabrowski, 2008] and magnetic properties [Swierczek et al, 2009, Gateshki et al, 2011]. During this period I acquired significant experience in in-situ neutron powder diffraction and synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction [Suescun et al, 2008]. Since 2008 I'm an Associate Professor of Crystallography and Solid State Chemistry at Facultad de Química, Universidad de la República, Uruguay. My area of expertise is preparation, structural and magnetic characterization of perovskite-related compounds but my interest is as broad as crystallographic methods of structural analysis, solid state chemistry, powder diffraction applications and methods and crystallographic teaching.
Biography Updated on 5 June 2012