15) Effects of confinement on self-assembly in systems with competing interactions

Supervisor: Wojciech Gozdz

Horacio Serna was born in Cartago (a small city in Valle del Cauca, Colombia), but moved to Medellin, the second city in importance of Colombia, where he completed all his academic training. He got his B. Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering in 2015 and finished with top scores in ICFES Saber Pro Test, which is the State Test for professionals in Colombia and is a requirement for getting the B. Sc. degree.

In 2015, he started his M. Sc in Chemical Sciences at the same university, with Professor Daniel Barragan as supervisor. The research was focused on the relation between entropy generation and morphological measurements in Reaction-Diffusion systems under non-isothermal conditions. During his master, he performed a research internship at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain. During that time, he was under the supervision of Professor Alberto Perez Munuzuri . In 2016, he obtained his M. Sc.  degree and his thesis was recognized as meritorious by the National University of Colombia, his research resulted in form of a peer reviewed publication on the Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

Horacio joined the Department of Complex Systems and Chemical Processing of Information at IPC,  in the Physical Chemistry of Complex Systems Group led by Professor Wojciech Góźdź, where he is working on the effect of confinement on self-assembly in systems with competing interactions.

phone: +48 22 343 3057

e-mail: horacio.serna|ichf.edu.pl| |horacio.serna|ichf.edu.pl

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859.