College of Sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy




Xóchitl López-Lozano

Xóchitl López-Lozano, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Office: AET 3.380
Phone: (210) 458-5062

Areas of Specialization
  • Condensed Matter Theory
  • Optical Spectroscopy
  • Physics of Nanostructures


Ph.D. in Physics; Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
M.Sc. in Physics; Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
B.Sc. in Physics; Universidad Autonoma de Puebla

Research Interests

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Our group investigates the properties of nanoparticles and other low-dimensional nanostructures with high potential impact in the areas of Plasmonics, Catalysis, Chemistry, among other fields. Our main interest is to investigate and design the properties of materials at the nanometer scale using semi-empirical and ab initio density-functional theory calculations (DFT), and the continuous experimental feedback from our collaborators.

Specifically, we are focused on the fundamental understanding and the tuning of the optical response of bimetallic nanoparticles using time-dependent DFT (TDDFT). Using a similar approach, we are also investigating the properties of MoS2 Nanostructures. Our goal is to understand and establish the relationship between the structural properties and the catalytic activity.

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