Physicist with a strong background in optics. After finishing my Ph.D. in single nanoparticle detection I started my own project developing software for research labs. That is how I founded Uetke and Python For The Lab. I have developed software for a wide range of experiments, focusing on automation and empowering users to implement their own solutions. I have also started teaching how to use Python for controlling setups through workshops organized at universities. Always looking for new and exciting opportunities.
In June 2018 I have joined on a part-time basis the group of Sanli Faez at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. The goal of the project is to further develop the nano capillary electrokinetic tracking setup (nanoCET). I will develop the software to acquire and analyze data and will build a new, more compact and easy to operate device. The ultimate goal is to be ready to transition the technology to a spin-off.
- Optical Fibers
Scientific Software Developer - Founder
Building open source software for controlling setups and managing data. Shortening the time it takes to a research group to be ready to perform experiments. Organizing workshops to empower young researchers with the tools needed for successfully gaining control of their setups. More information available at Uetke.com
I have developed different programs for setups and designed a course for young scientists:
- Python For The Lab (Knowledge website)
- Fast camera acquisition and nanoparticle tracking.
- Optical tweezer control.
- Laser scanning setup.
- Network control of devices.
- Confocal microscope control.
- Hamamatsu Orca Flash
- Photonic Science
- National Instruments
- Parallel Programming
Ph.D. in Physics
I worked in a single-particle/molecule laboratory, lead by Prof. Michel Orrit. The main focus of my research project was to study the luminescence properties of single gold-nanoparticles. I built a confocal microscope and developed new techniques to image nanoparticles and to measure their temperature with far-field optics.
During my Ph.D. I developed skills also beyond the technical aspects
- Built the software for controlling the setup (Python)
- Supervised two master and one bachelor projects
- Collaborated with two international guests
- Teacher assistant of Atomic and Molecular Physics and of Natuurkunde Onderzoek (laboratory)
- Courses on presenting and writing
- In situ tuning of gold nanorod plasmon through oxidative cyanide etching
- Background suppression in imaging gold nanorods through detection of anti-stokes emission
- Gold Nanoparticles as Absolute Nanothermometers
- Gold nanorod photoluminescence : applications to imaging and temperature sensing (Thesis)
- Confocal Microscopy
- Gold Nanoparticles
- Anti-Stokes luminescence
I worked in the department of Reheat Furnaces at the R&D division. The focus of the work was to model the process in which steel tubes are reheated in order to achieve specific mechanical properties. I have modeled gas and electrical induction furnaces using finite element analysis, both with in-house developed code and commercial packages. Special measurements allowed us to confirm the validity of the models.
- Finite-element analysis (FEA)
Skills & Tools
- Jupyter Notebooks
- Digital Ocean
Ph.D. in PhysicsLeiden University2012 - 2017
B.Sc. & M.Sc. PhysicsUniversity of Buenos Aires2005 - 2010
UtrechtInc Science VentureThe nanoCET project has been accepted to the program provided by the incubator associated with the University of Utrecht.
Business Orientation Week (Nyenrode)Full-time program aimed at physicists looking to transition out of academia.
Leiden PhD association (LEO)Vice-chair, treasurer, webmaster of the association, 2014-15
Network of Argentinian Researchers in The NetherlandsCoordinator of the network during 2016.
- Spanish (Native)
- English (Professional)
- Italian (Professional)
- Portuguese (Brazilian) (Professional)
- Dutch Basic, B1 level
- Tango Dancing