Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Physicist, MSc in physics
PhD. student in Biophotonics. I am working on the challenge of developing a clinical device to measure oxygen levels in the lungs of preterm babies.
About Me: A Colombian physicist in Ireland
I am from Colombia, where I have 4 dogs and a cosy house in the country side. I love nature and swimming is my favourite sport.
My Work: PhD. student in biophotonics
I joined the Tyndall National Institute in Cork in 2017. I am working on the challenge of developing a clinical device to measure oxygen levels in the lungs of preterm babies. The device work with lasers that can deliver light through the thorax and reach the lungs. The light interacts with the oxygen and then travels back to a detector which is connected to a computer.
I would love to create an artificial rainbow demonstration. Where I use an empty aquarium with a small water hose with a diffuser attached to the tip to create the correct size of water droplets to create the colourful bow. I would implement a withe light source to mimic the sun and another set of LED with ‘pure colors’ to explain the nature of sun light and how the water droplets act as a prism separating it into all the colors of the visible spectrum.
I would need an arduino, motors and electronic components to control the size of the water droplets, and change the light source from a cellphone.
I would write a tutorial of “How to make your personal rainbow at home” with explanation of the composition of white light and this beautiful effect.
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
I built an earthquake alarm.
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes of course!
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Canyoning in San Gil, Colombia
Tell us a joke.
What is the best method to find out how heavy your red hot chilli pepper is?... Give it a weight, give it a weight, give it a weight now.