Team Members

Current Lab Members

Carolina Parra

Principal Investigator

Dr. Parra joined the Department of Physics at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM) in 2013 and directs the Nanobiomaterials Laboratory since its creation in 2016. Prior to joining UTFSM, Dr. Parra was postdoctoral fellow in Physics Department at Stanford University. Ph.D. Physics UTFSM (2009).
Email: carolina.parra@usm.cl


Juliet Aristizábal

FONDECYT Postdoctoral Fellow
B.S. Chemistry, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (2011)
Ph.D. Chemistry, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (2017)



Fernanda Olivares

FONDEF Researcher
B.S. Chemistry, Universidad de Valparaíso (2014)
Ph.D. Chemistry, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (2021)


Bárbara Arce

FONDEF Research Assistant
B.S. Physics student, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María


Valentina Gallardo

B.S. Physics Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
M.Sc. Physics student Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María


Rodolfo San Martín

B.S. Physics Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
M.Sc. Physics student, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María


Elías Reinoso

B. S. Chemical Engineer, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering student, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María


Helen Figueroa

B. S. Chemical Engineer, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering student, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María


Elsie Zurob

FONDEF Research Assistant
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (2019).
Analytical chemist INACAP


Daniela Hitschfeld

B.S. Metallurgical Engineering student, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María


Carlos Fernández

B.S. Civil Engineering student, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María


Abraham Mejías

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering Student, Universidad Michoacana de Hidalgo-UTFSM.
M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Tlalnepantla, Mexico.
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Tlalnepantla, Mexico.


Dana Gentil

Asistente científico
Microbiologist, Universidad Libre de Barranquillas (2014)


Isabel Providel

Administrative assistant
Informatic Civil Engineering Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María


 

Former Lab Members

Manuel Hernández

B.S. Physics Student, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María


Viviana Mardones 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (2016)
Currently at Codelco, Calama


Ulrike Gerber 

Visiting scholars 
Ph.D. Student, Biotechnology
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rosendorf


Francisco Montero

Postdoctoral fellow
Biochemist Universidad Austral (2007)
Ph.D. Biotechnology Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (2016)


Geraldine Dennett

FONDEF Researcher
Biochemist, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (2005)
Ph.D. Biotechnology, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (2015)