Vladimir García Morales

Vladimir García Morales (2010 Alumni)

Short CV

Vladimir García Morales was born in 1978 in Valencia (Spain). He studied Physics at the University of Valencia where he received his M. Sc. grade in 2001. There, he was also awarded his doctoral degree in 2005 with a dissertation on Nanothermodynamics and ion transport properties of interfacial nanostructures (thesis advisors Prof. J. A. Manzanares and Prof. J. Pellicer). During these years he collaborated with chemists at the universities of Porto and Helsinki, and worked as a teaching assistant at the University of Valencia (“Statistical Physics” and “Fluid Mechanics”). After obtaining the ph.d. he was awarded a DAAD scholarship with which he initiated the collaboration with Prof. Krischer’s group at the physics department of the Technical University of Munich. Later he joined this group as a postdoctoral researcher and teaching assistant where he worked on the establishment of general models of the dynamics of oscillatory electrochemical systems as well as of the stochastic dynamics of these systems on nanoelectrodes.

Selected Awards

2007 Prize of Extraordinary Achievements during the Doctorate (Awarded by the University of Valencia to the best Ph. D. theses in Physics)

2001 Prize of Extraordinary Achievements during the Graduation in Physics (Awarded by the University of Valencia to the best M.Sc. grades in Physics)

Research Interests

V. García-Morales’ research concentrates in the development of a theory of Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics which should hierarchically encompass all physical scales ranging from the microscopic mechanical description to the macroscopic (thermodynamic) one, accounting for effects that come from self-organization and cooperativity at the nanoscale and on the hydrodynamic level. From the lowest level of description (provided by the Hamilton-Jacobi theory of classical mechanics) rigorous criteria will be given for the establishment of the most appropriate coarse-grained variables and the role of the interplay between different scales will also be investigated. Electrochemical systems offer an excellent arena to experimentally validate this theory: They exhibit a wide variety of dynamical behavior, whose deterministic dynamics can be understood through theories without free adjustable parameters, and there is the possibility from an experimental point of view to address different scales, since experiments can be carried both on nano- and macroelectrodes.

Selected Publications

  • Schmidt, Lennart; Schönleber, Konrad; Krischer, Katharina; García-Morales, Vladimir: Coexistence of synchrony and incoherence in oscillatory media under nonlinear global coupling. Chaos 24 (1), 2014, 013102 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • García-Morales, Vladimir: Origin of complexity and conditional predictability in cellular automata. Physical Review E 88 (4), 2013 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • García-Morales, V.: Symmetry analysis of cellular automata. Physics Letters A 377 (3-4), 2013, 276-285 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • García-Morales, V.: Universal map for cellular automata. Physics Letters A 376 (40-41), 2012, 2645-2657 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Garcia-Morales, V.; Krischer, K.: Fluctuation enhanced electrochemical reaction rates at the nanoscale. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107 (10), 2010, 4528-4532 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Garcia-Morales, V.; Cervera, J.; Manzanares, J.A.: Nanothermodynamics. In: Sattler, K. (Ed.): Handbook of Nanoscience . Taylor & Francis, 2010 more… BibTeX
  • Miethe, Iljana; García-Morales, Vladimir; Krischer, Katharina: Irregular Subharmonic Cluster Patterns in an Autonomous Photoelectrochemical Oscillator. Phys. Rev. Lett. 102 (19), 2009 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • García-Morales, Vladimir; Krischer, Katharina: Normal-form approach to spatiotemporal pattern formation in globally coupled electrochemical systems. Physical Review E 78 (5), 2008 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • García-Morales, Vladimir; Hölzel, Robert W.; Krischer, Katharina: Coherent structures emerging from turbulence in the nonlocal complex Ginzburg-Landau equation. Physical Review E 78 (2), 2008 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • García-Morales, Vladimir; Pellicer, Julio; Manzanares, José A.: Thermodynamics based on the principle of least abbreviated action: Entropy production in a network of coupled oscillators. Annals of Physics 323 (8), 2008, 1844-1858 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • García-Morales, Vladimir; Krischer, Katharina: Nonlocal Complex Ginzburg-Landau Equation for Electrochemical Systems. Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (5), 2008 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Garcia-Morales, V.; Mafe, S.: Monolayer-protected metallic nanoparticles: limitations of the concentric-sphere capacitor model. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111, 2007, 7242 more… BibTeX
  • García-Morales, Vladimir; Pellicer, Julio: Microcanonical foundation of nonextensivity and generalized thermostatistics based on the fractality of the phase space. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 361 (1), 2006, 161-172 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Chirea, Mariana; García-Morales, Vladimir; Manzanares, José A.; Pereira, Carlos; Gulaboski, Rubin; Silva, Fernando: Electrochemical Characterization of Polyelectrolyte/Gold Nanoparticle Multilayers Self-Assembled on Gold Electrodes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109 (46), 2005, 21808-21817 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )