Ricardo Báez CruzEmployee
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research
Ricardo Baez received his B.Sc. in Physics from the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, Bogota-Colombia in 2013 under the joint supervision of Prof. Miguel Espitia and worked in the area of First-Principles Study of Structural and Electronic Properties of Chromium Nitride/Gallium Nitride Multilayer 1X1 (CrN/GaN). He then completed his M.Sc in Physics at Universidad Nacional de Colombia- site Manizale (2011) under the joint supervision of Prof.Carlos Vargas. His thesis focused on the synthesis of gold and silver nanoparticles and interactions with genomic DNA using Raman Spectroscopy. He then carried out Ph.D. research in the group of Prof. Paularaj Manidurai at the University of Concepcion-Chile (2016), where he used optical spectroscopy to study the plasmon distribution of gold nanoparticles synthesized by a green method. Following this, he joined the division of Molecular Electronics at Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research-Mainz Germany (2018) as a Ph.D. fellow researcher under the joint supervision of Dr. Charusheela Ramanan. In this Group he studied Tuning optical cooling and electron cooling in gold nanoparticles conjugated with L-Asparagine using Time-Resolved Optical Spectroscopy. Additionally, he worked in parallel projects relates to the field of transfer energy in Cr-complex and CdSe nanoplate conjugate with 9-ACA using transient Absorption in the region of pico-seconds. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate for Science-Physics from the University of Concepcion-Chile.