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Maicol A. Ochoa

Maicol Ochoa is a CNST/UMD Research Scientist in the Nanofabrication Research Group and the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received a B.S. in chemistry and a M.S. in mathematics from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a Ph.D. in chemistry and chemical biology from Cornell University. His doctoral research focused on developing numerical and analytical models for the interpretation of single-molecule fluorescence trajectories in nanocatalysis.  Maicol later worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California in San Diego and the University of Pennsylvania.  His research interest include: quantum and mesoscale electron transport, nanoscale thermodynamics, nanoplasmonics and single molecule dynamics. Currently, he is working with Michael Zwolak developing computational approaches and formal theory to describe transport in nanoscale and graphene-based devices.

Selected Publications


  • Energy distribution and local fluctuations in strongly coupled open quantum systems: The extended resonant level model, M. A. Ochoa, A. Bruch, A. Nitzan. Physical Reviews B 94, 035420 (2016).
  • Pump-probe Noise Spectroscopy of Molecular Junctions, M. A. Ochoa, Y. Selzer, U. Peskin, M. Galperin. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 6, 470-476 (2015).
  • Single Turnover Measurements of Nanoparticle Catalysis Analyzed with Dwell Time Correlation Functions and Constrained Mean Dwell Times, M. A. Ochoa, P. Chen and R. F. Loring. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117, 19074-19081 (2013).


Created August 1, 2019