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A B C D E G H J K L M P R S T Y
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Prof. Dr. Fernando Martín García
Full Professor (Chemistry Department) Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 304, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914974019 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise: Atomic and Molecular Physics, Quantum Chemistry, Laser-atom and laser-molecule interactions, Unbound systems, Surfaces and Solids, Metal clusters and fullerenes, Dynamical processes, Radiation damage.

Research interests: Time-dependent fully resolved description of molecular ionization dynamics
Electronic structure and fragmentation dynamics of highly charged fullerenes, clusters and biomolecules and molecular dynamics on metal surfaces.

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Senior Researchers

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Dr. Néstor Aguirre
Researcher associated to XChem project Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 302, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblando Campus Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914972573 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise:
Weak interactions in period systems and rovibrational spectroscopy of helium clusters.
Electronic structure calculations in gas phase and solid state.
Statistical mechanics applied to the fragmentation of excited molecules.
Wave packet propagation methods applied to study electron dynamics in surfaces interacting with laser fields.

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Prof. Dr. Manuel Alcamí Pertejo
Full Professor (Chemistry Department) Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 608, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914973857 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise: Expert in the ab initio quantum mechanical treatment of complex molecules and surfaces.

Research interests: Theoretical studies of the interaction of molecules of biological interest with metal cations. Reactions of interest in atmospheric chemistry. Structure and properties of fullerenes. Fragmentation of highly charged and excited clusters. Interaction of molecules with surfaces.

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Dr. Luca Argenti
Assistant Professor University of Central FloridaDepartment of Physics & CREOL
Work 4111 Libra Drive Physical Sciences Bldg. 304 Orlando FL 32816-238528049 United States of America Work Phone: (+1) 407-823-0780 Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise: Expert in theoretical and computational methods of atomic physics, molecular physics, and theoretical chemistry. In particular: representation of scattering states in multielectronic systems, and non-perturbative radiation-matter interaction.

Research interests: Development of theoretical methods, ab-initio numerical tools, and analytical models for the representation of the electronic continuum in atoms and molecules and for the solution of the time-dependent Schroedinger equation. Attosecond coherent control of autoionizing states. Time-resolved investigation of correlated electron dynamics, with particular reference to multiply excited states in atoms and to molecular Auger decay and core-hole dynamics. Non-adiabatic effects in molecular photoionization.

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Dr. Inés Corral Pérez
Assistant professor Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 307-A, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914978471 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise: Ab initio quantum chemical modeling of molecular ground and excited states. Semiclassical simulation of photoinitiated nonadiabatic processes.

Research interests: Organic and biological photochemistry (photosensitized singlet oxygen generation, photoinduced proton transfer, bond photodissociations…). Highly excited states. Ground state reactivity. Study of the bond and bond perturbations in ion-molecule complexes.

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Dr. Cristina Díaz Blanco
Postdoctoral research associate “Ramón y Cajal” Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 305-A, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914975620 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise: Expert in the ab initio quantum mechanical treatment of complex molecules and surfaces.

Research interests: Nanochemistry, Periodic systems and Surface dynamics.

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Dr. Sergio Díaz-Tendero Victoria
Postdoctoral research associate “Ramón y Cajal” Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 305-C, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914976831 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise: Density functional theory in gas phase and solid state.
Methods based on statistical mechanics applied to the fragmentation dynamics of excited molecules.
Wave packet propagation methods applied to study electron dynamics in surface physics.

Research interests: Fragmentation dynamics of highly excited clusters and biomolecules.
Electronic and vibrational excitation in molecules and nanostructures deposited on metal surfaces.
Theoretical description of reactivity in organic chemistry.

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Dr. Jesús Gonzalez Vazquez
Assistant professor associated to XChem project & SYS Manager Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 308, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914973008 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise: Simulation and control of quantum and semiclassical dynamics evaluating the non-adiabatic processes including spin-orbit and laser couplings

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Dr. Jesús Alberto Lopez Dominguez
Researcher associated to XChem project Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 308, Facultad de Ciencias Madrid 28049 Spain

Expertise:

Research interests:

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Dr. Alicia Palacios Cañas
Assistant professor associated to XChem project & SYS Manager Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 307-B, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914973019 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise: Expert in ab initio calculations for multielectronic systems and in the development of high performing computational codes.

Research interests: Femto- and attosecond imaging of molecular multiple ionization.
Time-resolved electron and nuclear dynamics using free electron lasers and ultra-short pulses

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Dr. Maria Richter
Researcher associated to XChem project Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 307, Facultad de Ciencias Madrid 28049 Spain

Expertise: Simulating and modeling the response of atoms and molecules to strong laser fields, laser filamentation and the higher-order Kerr effect, high harmonic spectroscopy of atoms and molecules, coupled electron-nuclear dynamics at conical intersections in polyatomic molecules

Research interest: Imaging and controlling electron and nuclear dynamics in molecules induced by strong, ultrashort laser pulses

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PhD Students

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PhD. Student Roger Yullier Bello Romero
PhD. candidate associated to XChem project Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 306, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914973100 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Research interest: Imaging and controlling the coupled electron-nuclei dynamics in molecular autoionization
Thesis Title: Studies of electron dynamics in hydrogen-like molecules in attosecond scale (high-energy processes and inclusion of non-adiabatic terms)

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PhD. student Denis Jelovina
PhD. candidate associated to XChem project Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 306, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914973100 Work Fax: +34 914975238

Research interest: Imaging and controlling the coupled electron-nuclei dynamics in molecular autoionization
Thesis Title: Molecular double ionization and single ionization by strong laser pulses

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PhD. Student Markus Klinker
PhD. candidate associated to XChem project Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 306, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914973100 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Research interest: Modelling of dynamics of molecules subject to intense laser pulses on atto second time scale
Thesis Title: Dynamics of ionization and dissociation of small molecules

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PhD. Student Manuel Lara Astiaso
PhD. candidate associated to XChem project Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 504-B, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914973464 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Research interest: High harmonic spectroscopy of coupled electron-nuclear dynamics in neutral molecules. Attosecond coherent control.
Thesis Title: Ultrafast charge migration upon photoinization of small molecules and biomolecules using attosecond pulses

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PhD. student Carlos Antonio Marante Valdés
PhD. candidate associated to XChem project Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 306, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914973100 Work Fax: +34 914975238

Expertise: Electron dynamics, strong field dynamics
Research interest: Clarify the role of electronic correlation and vibronic coupling on core-hole, inner-valence and valence-hole migration dynamics and relaxation mechanism in poly-electronic atoms and small molecules under the action of external ultrashort driving electromagnetic pulses. Accurate description of scattering states in poly-electronic systems.
Thesis Title: Photoelectron spectroscopy of atoms and molecules with novel light sources

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Mr. Leon Petersson
PhD. candidate associated to XChem project Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 307, Facultad de Ciencias Madrid 28049 Spain

Research interest:
Thesis Title: Photoelectron spectroscopy of atoms and molecules with novel light sources

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Associated members

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Dr. Lara Martínez Fernández
Spanish Ministry of Education Fellowship holder Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 501-A, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914976144 Work Fax: +34 914975238

Expertise: Ab initio quantum chemical calculations on excited states. Quantum classical simulations on the deactivation of photoexcited systems.

Research interest: Photochemistry of sulfur substituted DNA bases, Singlet Triplet non adiabatic dynamics.

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Project managers

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Dr. Beatriz Martín Llorente
Project Manager Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 303-A, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914974388 Work Fax: +34 914975238
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MSc. Wilson Rodriguez
Project Manager Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 303-B, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914972461 Work Fax: +34 914975238
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SYS managers

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Dr. Jesús Gonzalez Vazquez
Assistant professor associated to XChem project & SYS Manager Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 308, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914973008 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise: Simulation and control of quantum and semiclassical dynamics evaluating the non-adiabatic processes including spin-orbit and laser couplings

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Dr. Alicia Palacios Cañas
Assistant professor associated to XChem project & SYS Manager Universidad Autónoma de MadridDepartamento de Química
Work Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Module 13, Office 307-B, Facultad de Ciencias Cantoblanco Madrid 28049 Spain Work Phone: +34 914973019 Work Fax: +34 914975238 Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise: Expert in ab initio calculations for multielectronic systems and in the development of high performing computational codes.

Research interests: Femto- and attosecond imaging of molecular multiple ionization.
Time-resolved electron and nuclear dynamics using free electron lasers and ultra-short pulses

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Former members

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Dr. David Ayuso
Postdoctoral researcher Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse SpectroscopyDepartment B2: Few Particle Systems in Strong Laser Fields

PhD awarded on December 14th, 2015
Thesis Title:
Coherence in molecular photoionization

Under XChem project, he worked on : Molecular photoionization. Ultrafast electron dynamics induced by atto- and femtosecond laser pulses.
Expertise: Quantum mechanics. Atomic and molecular physics. Theoretical modelling of light-matter interaction.

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Dr. Selma Engin
Former researcher associated to XChem project
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Dr. Alberto Gonzalez Castrillo
Postdoctoral researcher Texas A&M UniversityDepartment of Chemistry

PhD awarded on May 8, 2015
Thesis Title: Single ionization of the hydrogen molecule induced by pump-probe techniques with ultrashort laser pulses

Under XChem project, he worked on: Imaging and controlling the coupled electron-nuclei dynamics in molecular autoionization.
He left the project on November 30th, 2015.

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Dr. Kien Dang Trinh Ha
Postdoctoral researcher University of Turku
Work University of Turku Turku Finland

Expertise: Electron-ion coincidence spectroscopy and basic ab initio quantum chemical modeling
Research interests:
Photofragmentation dynamics of small molecules

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Dr. Álvaro Jiménez Galán
Postdoctoral researcher Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse SpectroscopyDepartment A1: Attosecond Theory

PhD awarded on December 15th, 2015
Thesis Title:
Attosecond spectroscopy of autoionizing states

Under XChem project, he worked on: Attosecond interferometric spectroscopy and coherent control of doubly excited states in Helium by means of soft X-ray pulse trains in conjunction with intense infra-red dressing fields.
Expertise: Attosecond science, ultrafast electron dynamics. Atomic physics of unbound systems, pulsed lasers, electron dynamics. 

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D. Miguel Méndez Hernández
Former SYS Manager
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PhD. student Etienne Plésiat
CIC NanoguneTheory
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Dr. Paula Rivière
Website: Personal Web Site

Expertise: Expert in ab-initio computations for time-dependent problems and in semiclassical dynamics. Interaction of ultrashort laser pulses with atoms and molecules.

Research interests: Strong-field dynamics of atomic and molecular systems induced by femtosecond laser pulses. Electron and nuclear dynamics in atoms and molecules induced by ultrashort laser pulses and pulse trains.

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Prof. Jose Luis Sanz Vicario
University Professor Universidad de AntioquiaInstitute of Physics
Work Universidad de Antioquia Institute of Physics Medellín ColombiaOther Institute of Physics, Universidad de Antioquia Medellín Colombia

Expertise: Quantum Chemistry. Atomic Collision Theory. Electronic Structure of few electron atoms and molecules.
High-precision ab initio calculations in atomic electronic structure. Atomic and Molecular Photoionization and photofragmentation. Resonant states in atoms and molecules. Laser-atom and laser-molecule interactions.
Research interests:
Femto- and attosecond physics in atoms and molecules. Control and coherence in laser driven atomic and molecular dynamics. Plasma interactions in atoms and molecules.

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Dr. Rui E. F. Silva
Postdoctoral researcher Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse SpectroscopyDepartment A1: Attosecond Theory

PhD awarded on January 12th, 2016
Thesis Title:
Study of diatomic molecules under short intense laser pulses

Under XChem project, he worked on: Pump-probe imaging of attosecond dynamics in molecules. Dynamics of small molecules in intense light fields (IR and XUV/Xray) and development of adequate theoretical approaches.
Expertise: Atomic and Molecular Physics, Strong Field Physics

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D. Roberto Torres de Alba
Former SYS Manager
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Dr. Frank L. Yip
Assistant Professor California Maritime AcademyDepartment of Science and Mathematics
Work Vallejo California 94590 EEUU

Expertise: Development of ab initio complex scaling methods, essentials to extract differential ionization probabilities in multiple ionization of molecules.

Research interests: Methodology development for the numerical resolution of the Schrödinger equation with the aim of describing processes induced by ultrashort laser pulses.

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Visiting researchers

R. K. Mellon Professor Hrvoje PETEK
Visiting Researcher University of Pittsburgh (U.S.A.)Department of Physics and Astronomy

Prof. Petek will visit Universidad Autonoma de Madrid by the end of October, 2014.
During his stay, he will participate in scientific discussions about the experiments wich have been carried out in his group, questioning the theoretical needs of current experiments on laser-molecule/surface interactions.

He will also give a lecture on “Multi-dimensional multi-photoemission at metal surfaces: Excitations and polaritons” during a special session organised by XChem project in the frame of the 16th Workshop on Dynamical Phenomena at Surfaces (WDPS16)

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