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Dr Jesús Pérez Ríos

Chemcal Processes

University of Turabo



Jesús Pérez Ríos got his BS degree in physics in 2007, his Master's degree in fundamental physics in 2008, and his PhD degree in physics in 2012, all from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. In 2012 he took up a one-year position as a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire Aimé Cotton (Paris, France), before becoming a postdoctoral research associate at Purdue University (West Lafayette, USA) for almost four years.

His research is mainly devoted to the study of physical and chemical processes at cold and ultracold temperatures, the study of light-matter interaction and the study of exotic atomic and molecular systems. His research has contributed to different areas of chemical, atomic, molecular and optical physics; for example, the understanding of decay of Rydberg atoms in highly dense environments, the understanding of three-body recombination processes involving ions and neutrals at cold temperatures and the role of exotic decay channels in the lifetime of Positronium.

Currently he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Turabo, USA, where he is starting a new research team focused on the study of hybrid quantum systems to control and tailor chemical reactions, cold chemistry reactions, quantum chaos and the detection of dark matter.