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Location: 180-204
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Chair: Karl Saunders

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Alfredo Sanchez

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Alfredo Sanchez

Full-Time Lecturer

Office: 116-108
Phone: 805-756-1610


  • Ph.D., M.S. Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. Physics, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Research Interests

  • Theoretical Condensed-Matter Physics
  • Mesoscopic Physics
  • Computational Nanoelectronics


I am interested in the study of nanoelectronic devices and materials -- for instance, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and quantum wires -- whose sizes are just a few tens or hundreds of nanometers. At this scale, quantum effects lead to intriguing new phenomena which, in turn, open the door to novel technological applications such as smaller and denser computing devices. I am also committed to Physics education, having been a tutor and teacher since my high-school days.

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