Stays, scholarships, etc.: SNI, Mexico: 1990, 1994, 1997; PRO[M/D]EP-SEP, Mexico: Recognition 1997, 2012, 2018; Postdoctoral Fellow CONACyT, Mexico 1994; Postdoctoral stay, University of Valladolid, Spain, 1994-1995; Doctoral Thesis Award, Mexican Academy of Materials Sciences, A.C., 1996; Visiting Researcher, University of Guanajuato, Mexico 1999; ICSC-World Lab. scholar, University of Houston, USA, 2000-2002; Visiting Researcher, University of Houston, USA, 2000-2002.
Teaching: General Physics, Theoretical Physics, and nanostructures courses at the bachelor's degree (Physics) and post-graduate level (Applied Sciences, NNEA). Parallel activities include advice and personalized scientific tutoring at the undergraduate and graduate level, and writing and implementation of the course notes on the web (http://galia.fc.uaslp.mx/~cabrera/NotasCursos/).
Research: In silico experiments on nanostructures. The methodology includes Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulation with semi-empirical and reactive potential models. The main objective of the research is the atomistic modeling and the study of the energetic and structural properties of nanostructures. The computer programs used are ASE (Atomistic Simulation Environment), GROMOS (Groningen Molecular Simulation), and LAMMPS (Large-scale Atomic / Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator). Parallel activities include the modeling of potentials, for example reactive ReaxFF and EAM for alloys, molecular topology, Wulff constructions, data analysis based on commands from bash and tcsh shells, and fortran, awk, perl, python and java programming languages . The thematic areas (categories) of the research are Physics (Condensed Matter, Atomic and Molecular Physics), Materials Science (Nanoscience), Chemistry (Physical Theoretical Chemistry), and Computer Science (Applications).