Personnel of the ICMAB

Name:García Arribas, Alberto
Date of assignement:28 Junio 2006
Date and place of birth:Baracaldo, Agosto de 1963

University degrees:
Universidad del País Vasco, 1986
Doctorat, universitat i any:
University of California at Berkeley, 1992
Computational crystallography, including ab-initio analysis of stability and phase transitions.
Development of large-scale simulation codes.
Techniques for design of materials using atomistic codes and optimization algorithms.
Most significative academic merits:
Investigador postdoctoral, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, 1992-1994
Investigador postdoctoral, Rutgers University, 1994-1995
Profesor, Fac. de Ciencias, Univ. del País Vasco, Bilbao, 1995-2006
Primer Premio Fin de Carrera, 1986
Number of published articles:68
H Factor:29

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Most significatives scientific articles:
Novel high-pressure structures of MgCO3 , CaCO3 and CO2 and their role in the Earth lower mantle
Authors:A.R. Oganov, S. Ono, Y. Ma, C.W. Glass, A. Garcia
Reference:Earth and Planetary Science Letters 273, 3847 (2008)

Competing structural instabilities in the ferroelectric Aurivillius compound Bi2 SrTa2 O9
Authors:J.M. Perez-Mato, M.I. Aroyo, A. Garcia, P. Blaha, K. Schwarz, J. Schweifer and K. Parlinski
Reference:Phys. Review B 70, 214111 (2004)

The SIESTA method for ab initio order-N materials simulation
Authors:J.M. Soler, E. Artacho, J.D. Gale, A. Garcia, J. Junquera, P. Ordejon, D. Sanchez-Portal
Reference:Jour. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 14, 2745-2779 (2002)

Finite-temperature properties of PZT alloys from first principles
Authors:L. Bellaiche, A. Garcia, and D. Vanderbilt
Reference:Physical Review Letters 84, 5427 (2000)

Compensation of p-type doping in ZnSe: the role of impurity-native defect complexes
Authors:A. Garcia and J. E. Northrup
Reference:Phys. Rev. Lett 74, 1131-1134 (1995)

Last update: 2013-11-26 14:52:16

Research Fields:

Research Interests: 1) Computational Crystallography 2) Ferroelectric materials 3) Materials design 4) Simulation code development 5) Systems of geophysical interests Skills and Techniques: 1) Ab-initio calculations of electronic structure 2) Ab-initio molecular dynamics 3) Effective models: parametrization and statistical-mechanical simulation

Contact Data:

+ 34 935 801 853
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P.O. Box:
+ 34 935 805 729
albertog (at)
Materials Simulation and Theory
Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

08193 Bellaterra

Catalunya, Espanya