GMSG Alumni

Luis Sandoval is a postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico.

Previous Research Groups


Scholarships and Awards


Research Interests


Selected Publications

L. Sandoval et al. Microstructure evolution in a polycrystalline model for Tantalum (in preparation).

L. Sandoval et al. Dynamics of twinning dislocations (in preparation).

Y. Gu, L.-Q. Chen, J. Belak and L. Sandoval. Phase field model of deformation twinning in Tantalum: parameterization via molecular dynamics (submitted).

L. Sandoval, M. Surh, A. Chernov and D. F. Richards. Growth of deformation twins in Tantalum via coherent twin boundary migration (submitted).

H. M. Urbassek and L. Sandoval. Molecular dynamics modelling of martensitic transformation in steels. In E. Pereloma and D. V. Edmonds (Eds.), Phase transformations in steels: Diffusionless transformations, high strength steels, modelling and advanced analytical techniques (Volume 2). Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing (2012).

L. Sandoval, H. M. Urbassek and P. Entel. Solid-solid phase transitions and phonon softening in an embedded-atom method model for iron. Phys. Rev. B 80, 214108 (2009).

L. Sandoval and H. M. Urbassek. Transformation pathways in the solid-solid phase transitions of iron nanowires. Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 191909 (2009).

L. Sandoval, H. M. Urbassek and P. Entel. The Bain versus Nishiyama-Wassermann path in the martensitic transformation of Fe. New J. Phys. 11, 103027 (2009).

L. Sandoval and H. M. Urbassek. Solid-solid phase transitions in Fe-nanowires induced by axial strain. Nanotechnology 20, 325704 (2009).

L. Sandoval and H. M. Urbassek. Finite-size effects in Fe-nanowire solid-solid phase transitions: a molecular dynamics approach. Nano Lett. 9, 2290 (2009).

L. Sandoval and H. M. Urbassek. Influence of electronic stopping on sputtering induced by cluster impact on metal lic targets. Phys. Rev. B, 79, 144115 (2009).

L. Sandoval and H. M. Urbassek. Sputtering induced by cluster impact on metal targets: influence of electronic stopping. Nucl. Instr. and Meth. in Phys. Res. B 267, 2765 (2009).

H. M. Urbassek, C. Anders, L. Sandoval and A. K. Upadhyay. Ultrafast laser irradiation vs cluster ion impact: Molecular-dynamics comparison of materials processes in highly energized solids. Proc. SPIE 7005, 700507-1 (2008).

C. Engin, L. Sandoval and H. M. Urbassek. Characterization of Fe potentials with respect to the stability of the bcc and fcc phase. Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 16, 035005 (2008).

T. Dittrich, C. Viviescas and L. Sandoval. Semiclassical propagator of the Wigner function. Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 070403 (2006).

R. Gutiérrez and L. Sandoval. A Method to Separate Stochastic and Deterministic Information from Electrocardiograms. Physica Scripta T118, 132 (2005).

R. Gutiérrez and L. Sandoval. Construcción óptima de modelos a partir de observaciones: aplicación al sistema de Lorenz. Rev. Col. Fís. 36, 426 (2004).

L. Sandoval and D. Campos. Un método para unir las dinámicas clásica y cuántica. Rev. Acad. Col. Cien. Ex. Fís. Nat. 24, 529 (2000).

Participation in Congresses

School on Frontiers of Computational Materials Science, MATGEN-IV. Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, (2012).

APS March Meeting 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Talk: Dynamics of Twinning Dislocations in Tantalum, (2012).

MRS Spring Meeting 2011, San Francisco, California, USA. Talk: MD Study of the Nucleation and Growth of Deformation Twins in Polycrystalline Tantalum, (2011).

APS March Meeting 2011, Dallas, Texas, USA. Talk: MD Study of the Nucleation and Growth of Deformation Twins in Polycrystalline Tantalum, (2011).

Nanotech: Conference and Expo 2009. Houston, Texas, USA. Poster: Finite-size Effects in Fe-nanowire Solid-solid Phase Transitions, (2009).

Fourth International Conference on Multiscale Materials Modeling, MMM-2008. Tallahassee, Florida, USA. Talk1: Thermal and Elastic Properties of Fe Nanowires. Talk2: Influence of Electronic Stopping on Sputtering Induced by Cluster Impact on Metallic Targets, (2008).

International Conference on Atomic Collisions in Solids, ICACS-23. Phalaborwa, South Africa. Poster: Influence of Electronic Stopping on Sputtering Induced by Cluster Impact on Metallic Targets, (2008).

Latin American School of Physics ELAF2005. Leticia, Colombia. Poster: Recovering dynamical systems from time series, (2005).

DPG-Spring Meeting of the Division Condensed Matter Physics. Regensburg, Germany. Talk: Recovering the dynamical system from short and contaminated segments of a chaotic trajectory, (2004).

VIII Latin American Workshop on Nonlinear Phenomena LAWNP03. Salvador, Bahia, Brasil. Talk: Detecting stochastic information in Electrocardiograms, (2003).

XX Congreso Nacional de Física. Armenia, Colombia. Talk: Optimal modeling: application to the Lorenz system, (2003).

Encuentro de Métodos Numéricos. Bogotá, Colombia. Talk: Multiple modeling of chaotic attractors, (2003).

6th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, SCI2002. Orlando, Florida, USA. Talk: Detecting the stochastic and deterministic information in electrocardiograms, (2002).

XIX Congreso Nacional de Física. Manizales, Colombia. Talk1: Statistical physics and cardiac diagnosis. Talk2: A method for linking classical and quantum dynamics: application to conservative Duffing oscillator, (2001).

Latin American School of Physics ELAF2001. Mexico City, Mexico. Talk: A method for linking classical and quantum dynamics: application to conservative Duffing oscillator, (2001).

International Conference on Quantum Chaos: Theory and Applications. Cocoyoc, Mexico. Poster: A method for linking classical and quantum dynamics: application to conservative Duffing oscillator, (2001).

Teaching Experience

Biophysics, Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Bogotá, Colombia (2005-II).



Luis Sandoval

PhD. - Physics - University of Kaiserslautern (tutor: Prof. Dr. H. M. Urbassek) 2009
MSc. - Physics - National University of Colombia (tutor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Dittrich) 2006
Physicist - National University of Colombia (tutor: Prof. Dr. Diógenes Campos) 2001

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