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Rodrigo Freitas
Postdoc - Department of Materials Science and Engineering
freitas _at_ stanford.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 2018.
  • M.Sc. Materials Science & Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 2015.
  • M.Sc. Physics, University of Campinas, Brazil, 2013.
  • B.Sc. Physics, University of Campinas, Brazil, 2011.
Biography
Rodrigo's research focuses on the study of the thermodynamics and kinetics of materials, including extended defects in metals (such as dislocations, grain boundaries, and surface steps), kinetics of shock-compressed silica, and the chemistry of hydrocarbons. He employs a range of computational techniques in his research, including atomistic simulation methods (molecular dynamics and free-energy calculations), quantum mechanical calculations (density functional theory and path-integral/ring-polymer molecular dynamics), and machine learning tools.

From 2015 to 2018 Rodrigo was a Livermore Graduate Scholar in the Materials Science Division of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, working under the supervision of Vasily Bulatov.

Publications
Publications can be found at Google scholar.

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