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Universidad Simón Bolívar
Caracas - Venezuela

Personal Data

  • Born in Caracas
  • Venezuelan and Spaniard citizenship
  • Address:
    Departamento de Física, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Sartenejas, Baruta, Caracas - Apartado 89000 Venezuela.
  • Tf. +58-212-906 3556
  • Fax +58-212 906 3601
    buendia@usb.ve

Degrees

Actual position

  • Professor, Physics Department, Universidad Simón Bolívar.
Previous positions
  • Visiting Professor. Physics Department, Florida State University, July-Aug 2010, July-Aug 2011, July- Aug 2013.
  • Visiting Scholar. Consortium of the Americas for Interdisciplinary Physics. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM USA, Aug 2007-Sept 2008. (On sabbatical leave from USB).
  • Dean of Research and Development, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela (January 2004-May 2006)
  • Dean of General Studies, Universidad Simón Bolívar. Caracas, Venezuela (Sep 2001-Dic 2003)
  • Visiting Scholar, School of Computational Science and Information Technology, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, August 2000-August 2001. (On sabbatical leave from USB).
  • Member of the Board of Directors of AsoVAC, Caracas Chapter (1988-1993 / 1996-1999)
  • Profesoral Representative, Academic Council, Universidad Simón Bolívar (1998-2000)
  • President of the Appeals Council , Universidad Simón Bolívar ( 1995-2000)
  • Associate Professor, Universidad Simón Bolívar (1990-1995)
  • Visiting Scholar, Supercomputer Computation Research Institute, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA (August 1993-August 1994) (on sabbatical leave from USB)
  • Profesoral Representative, Directive Council, Universidad Simón Bolívar (1993-1994)
  • Coordinator of Basic Studies, Deanship of General Studies, Universidad Simón Bolívar (1989-1993)
  • Assistant Professor, Universidad Simón Bolivar (1987-1990).
  • Instructor, Universidad Simón Bolívar (1979-1982).
Awards and Scholarships
  • Physics Professor of the year. Student Counsel. Universidad Simón Bolívar, July 2010.
  • Francisco Torrealba Award, to Life Achievements in Research . Professors Asociation, Universidad Simón Bolívar, December 2007
  • Researcher Level IV (the highest) Venezuela Research System (PPI)  Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología.   2007-2012
  • Andrés Bello Award, to the Best Research Article in Science. Professors Asociation, Universidad Simón Bolívar. December 2006
  • Grant “I Women in Physics Travel Grant Program” of the “International Union of Pure and Applied Physics” (IUPAP), July 2003.
  • Andrés Bello Award, (Honor Mention), to the Best Research Article in Science. Professors Asociation, Universidad Simón Bolívar, December, 2002.
  • Researcher Level III, Venezuela Research System (PPI)   2002-2006
  • Researcher Level II, Venezuelan Research System (PPI) 1998-2002
  • Researcher Level I, Venezuelan Research System (PPI) 1990-1998
  • Invited Speaker at:

University of Arizona
University of New Mexico
Florida State University
Mississippi State University
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas
Universidad de Los Andes
Universidad Central de Venezuela

  • Andrés Bello Award to the best research work in science. Association of Professors of the Universidad Simón Bolívar, December 1997
  • Grant for Research at Florida State University, Conicit 09-1993/08-1994
  • PhD Scholarship, Petroleos de Venezuela, 1982-1987
  • Undergraduate Scholarship , Fundación Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho, 1975-1979.
  • Honor Mention Thesis , Master in Physics, Universidad Simón Bolívar (1982).
  • Cum Laude, Licenciate Degree in Physics, Universidad Simón Bolívar (1979).

Research Areas:

Computational Physics
Magnetic Materials
Statistics of Critical Phenomena
Out of Equillibrium Systems (surface reactions)

Thesis Directed

Doctorate in Physics

  • Nicolas De La Espriella, "Numerical Simulation of Ising Ferrimagnets spin 3/2-1/2".  Universidad Simón Bolívar. February 2011.
  • Nuri Hurtado "Estudio del comportamiento de ferrimagnetos mixtos de Ising 3-D en presencia de campos externos".  Universidad Simón Bolívar, July 2001.
  • Erik Machado "Comportamiento Magnético de un modelo ferrimagnetico mixto de Ising bidimensional".  Universidad Simón Bolívar, January 2000 (Thesis with Honor Mention).
Master in Physics
  • Javier Villaroel. "Sistemas de sistemas magnéticos con interacciones ferro y antiferromagnéticas". Universidad Simón Bolívar, July 2005 (Thesis with Honor Mention)
Bachelor in Physics 
  • Gustavo Elcure. "Simulación de procesos catalíticos en superficies" Universidad Simón Bolívar. October 2013 (Thesis with honors).
  • Cesar Ojeda. "Efectos del mecanismo de hot-atom en el proceso de oxidación catalítica de CO" Universidad Simón Bolívar. December 2010 (Thesis with honors)
  • Jonathan Chico "Investigación teórica de hidratos metálicos confinados dimensionalmente" Universidad Simón Bolívar, Noviembre 2010. Co-directors: Andrea Taroni and Karl Gunnar.
  • Reinaldo Cardona. Simulacion Numerica de un modelo ferrimagneto mixto de espines 3/2-1/2, Universidad Simón Bolívar,1997. (Thesis with honors ).
  • Jorge Reverón. Estudio numérico de la dinámica de los ferrimagnetos de Ising en presencia de campos magnéticos, Universidad Simón Bolívar, 1996 (Thesis with honors).
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