About Prof. Meriles

PhotoCarlosMeriles_IICarlos was born and raised in Córdoba, Argentina. He obtained his Ph.D in physics at FaMAF – the mathematics, physics and astronomy division of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba – under the supervision of Prof. A.H. Brunetti. His doctoral studies focused on the use of Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR) to probe structural and dynamical disorder in organic crystals. After graduating in 2000, he joined the group of Prof. Alexander Pines at the University of California, Berkeley to work on the physics and applications of nuclear magnetic resonance. In 2004, he joined the department of physics at City College as an assistant professor; his research focuses on the combined use of optical microscopy and magnetic resonance methods to investigate the properties of quantum emitters in solid-state hosts for applications in quantum information processing and nanoscale sensing. Carlos has received several distinctions including the NSF-CAREER award (2006), the Wegman Brothers faculty fellowship (2006), and the Cottrell Scholar Award (2007). He is a 2011 Alexander von Humboldt scholar, a 2015 Fellow of the of the American Physical Society, and the 2016 recipient of the Frontiers in Research Excellence and Discovery (FRED) Award by Research Corporation.