Ariel Gomez Gonzalez

Adjunct Professor and Scientific Project Manager

Contact Information

Office: Canadian Light Source

Education

Ph.D., Physics, Havana University, Cuba, July 2002.
M.Sc., Physics, Havana University, Cuba, December 1996.
B.Sc., Nuclear Physics, Higher Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Havana, Cuba, July 1992.

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Canada, from 2011
  • Scientific Manager, Brockhouse X-ray Diffraction and Scattering Sector (currently being built at the Canadian Light Sourse, Saskatoon, Canada), from 2009
  • Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Canada, 2007-2009
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Canada, 2004-2006
  • Head of the Laboratory for Structural Analysis, Institute of Materials, Havana University, Cuba, 2003- 2004
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, XRD1 Beamline, Laboratorio Nacional de Luz Sincrotron (LNLS), Brazil 2002 - 2003
  • Researcher, Institute of Materials, Havana University, Cuba, 1999- 2002
  • Research Associate, National Center for Scientific Research, Havana, Cuba, 1992- 1999

Professional Activities & Awards

  • National Science Award for “Structural Analysis of Prussian Blue Molecular Materials”, Cuban National Academy of Science, Havana, Cuba, 2003
  • TWAS Research Grant, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Trieste, Italy, 2001
  • Alma Mater Research Grant, University of Havana, Cuba, 2000
  • National Science Award for “Methodologies for the Computational Modeling of Zeolites and Related Materials”, Cuban National Academy of Science, Havana, Cuba, 2000

Research Activities

My research focuses on the structural analysis of condensed matter. I use powder and single crystal diffraction techniques and small angle scattering for the determination of the atomic structure and the characterization of materials. I routinely support my experimental work with computer simulation of crystal structures.