Dr. Henry P. Pinto
Physical location: Ecuador
Dr. Henry Pinto is an endorsing partner of PICompS. He is an Associate Professor of School of Physical Sciences and Nanotechnology at Yachay Tech University (Ecuador). He holds a Ph.D. in Physics in the field of Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Mechanical Simulations from National University of Ireland in Cork and Tyndall National Institute, Ireland, conferred in 2006. Through his scientific career, Dr. Pinto has been doing research in world class centers like, Tyndall National Institute (Ireland), Aalto University (Finland), Nagoya University, (Japan), Liverpool University (UK), and the Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity (MS, USA).

Dr. Pinto’s main scientific interests are in Condensed Matter Physics and Computational Materials Science applying cutting-edge theoretical and computational methods together with the best available computing resources. He has special interest in the understanding of the nanoworld phenomena from a theoretical perspective in close collaboration with experimentalist. His main research topics includes: electronic structure calculations, magnetism and strong correlated systems, mineral and metal-oxide surfaces and interfaces, polymers and metal/polymer interfaces, scanning tunneling microscopy simulations, nanomanipulation, molecular electronics, point defects and high performance computing.