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Dr. Asier Zubiaga

Dr. Asier Zubiaga

Dr. Asier Zubiaga

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Multiphysics Modeling and Imaging
Technikumstrasse 71
8400 Winterthur

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW


Expertise and research interests

data analysis, numerical methods, numerical simulations, software development, quantum methos, physical methods, technical writer,

Educational background

The main research interest is in applying advanced numerical methods tailored to the problem at hand. The research subjects are complex phenomena with bottom-up simulation techniques and analysing the phenomena (up-bottom). Subjects where I worked include simulation of pollutant dispersion in atmosphere, thermophoretic effects for aerosols, quantum particles (electrons and positrons) in materials, behaviour of liquids under agitation, thermal response of human skin or magnetic levitation, among others. As a consequence, developing data analysis methods is a common task for me.

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Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Oral conference contributions and abstracts
Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

- Pore Topology Effects in Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy of Zeolites; A. Zubiaga, R. Warringham, S. Mitchell, L. Gerchow, D. Cooke, P. Crivelli, J. Pérez-Ramirez; ChemPhysChem 18, 470-479 (2017); 10.1002/cphc.201601258

- The assessment of pore connectivity in hierarchical zeolites using positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy: instrumental and morphological aspects; A. Zubiaga, R. Warringham, M. Boltz, D. Cooke, P. Crivelli, D. Gidley, J. Pérez-Ramírez, S. Mitchell; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 18, 9211-9219 (2016); 10.1039/C6CP00408C

- Insights into the Mechanism of Zeolite Detemplation by Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy; R. Warringham, L. Gerchow, A. Zubiaga, D. Cooke, P. Crivelli, S. Mitchell, J. Pérez-Ramírez; Journal Physical Chemistry C 120, 25451–25461 (2016); 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b08931

- Pick-Off Annihilation of Positronium in Matter Using Full Correlation Single Particle Potentials: Solid He; A. Zubiaga, F. Tuomisto, M. J. Puska; Journal Physical Chemistry B 119, 1747–1755 (2015); 10.1021/jp5106295

- Full-correlation single-particle positron potentials for a positron and positronium interacting with atoms; A. Zubiaga, F. Tuomisto, M. J. Puska; Physical Review A 89, 052707 (2014); 10.1103/PhysRevA.89.052707

- Zinc vacancy and oxygen interstitial in ZnO revealed by sequential annealing and electron irradiation; K. E. Knutsen, A. Galeckas, A. Zubiaga, F. Tuomisto, G. C. Farlow, B. G. Svensson, A. Yu. Kuznetsov; Physical Review B 86, 121203 (2012); 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.121203

- Self-compensation in semiconductors: The Zn vacancy in Ga-doped ZnO; D. C. Look, K. Leedy, L. Vines, B. G. Svensson, A. Zubiaga, F. Tuomisto, D. R. Doutt, L. J. Brillson; Physical Review B 84, 115202 (2011); 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.115202

- Positron annihilation spectroscopy for the determination of thickness and defect profile in thin semiconductor layers; A. Zubiaga, J. A. Garcia, F. Plazaola, F. Tuomisto, J. Zuniga-Perez, V. Munoz-Sanjose; Physical Review B 75, 205305 (2007); 10.1103/PhysRevB.75.205305
- Zinc vacancies in the heteroepitaxy of ZnO on sapphire: Influence of the substrate orientation and layer thickness; A. Zubiaga, F. Tuomisto, F. Plazaola, K. Saarinen, J. A. Garcia, J. F. Rommeluere, J. Zuniga-Perez, V. Munoz-Sanjose; Applied Physics Letters 86, 042103 (2005); 10.1063/1.1855412

- Near band edge recombination mechanisms in GaTe; A. Zubiaga, J. A. Garcia, F. Plazaola, V. Munoz-Sanjose, C. Martínez-Tomás; Physical Review B 68, 245202 (2003); 10.1103/PhysRevB.68.245202