David A Martinez Caicedo (2018)

Assistant Professor

Physics (PHYS)


B.S., Universidad de Nariño
M.S., Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas
Ph.D., Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas  



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Hello! Hola! Oi! I have been involved in research in neutrino physics since ~10 years ago. I have participated in different reactor and accelerator neutrino experiments around the world. I am very interested to study the famous 'neutrinos'. What is so special about neutrinos? Understanding the properties of the tiny neutral subatomic particles called neutrinos, how they interact with matter, why the phenomena of neutrino oscillation occur, how the neutrinos obtain mass, and how they can provide us with clues to understanding the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe is an exciting topic of research. My research group is making key contributions in two neutrino experiments: MicroBooNE and DUNE. In MicroBooNE, we are leading the analysis that aims for the first time to measure neutrino-induced kaon production on argon. In DUNE, we are leading the design, testing, and future operation of the light calibration system. Additionally, we are working on the novel 3D-scintillator tracker detector proposal for the DUNE near detector.

Brief Bio

PhD in Physics, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), 2014
M.Sc. in Physics, Centro Brasilero de Pesquisas Físicas (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), 2010
B.Sc in Physics, Universidad de Nariño (Pasto, Colombia), 2007

Assistant Professor, Physics Department, South Dakota Mines, 2018-present
Research Associate, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2014 - 2018
Neutrino Physics Center Fellow, Fermilab, 2017

Synergistic Activities:
Co-chair of the 20th International Workshop on Next Generation Nucleon Decay and Neutrino Detectors (NNN19).
Fermilab Users Executive Committe, 2018-2020


PHYS-211 University Physics I (3 credits)
PHYS-451/551 Classical Mechanics (4 credits)
PHYS 898D Dissertation

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