Chile (Fulbright S&T grantee 2010)
Sebastian Diaz is pursuing a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of California, San Diego. His field of interest is Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics. Supported by the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award, he focuses on non-equilibrium phenomena in nanostructures and explores the effects on their physical properties due to some topological invariants arising in the mathematical description of these systems.
A native of Chile, Sebastian received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physics from the University of Chile, where he also was a teaching assistant for undergraduate Physics courses. The theoretical research he carried out for his Master’s degree addressed how electric currents can be used to control spin interactions in systems at the nanoscale.
As a means to clear his mind and stay in shape, Sebastian enjoys running and swimming.