Ivan Guerrero

Professor of Physics

Faculty of Sciences and Graduate Program

in Interdisciplinary Sciences PCI-UASLP

of the University of San Luis Potosi,

Av. Chapultepec 1570, Privadas del Pedregal,

78295 San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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Research interests and expertise:


Simulations and integral equations theory of charged soft condensed matter systems including electrolytes, molten salts, macroions and biopolymers (such as DNA) in bulk aqueous solutions and/or next to a charged colloidal particle or electrode. In my group, we are interested in equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of the electrical double layer such as the so-called capacitive compactness, the differential capacity, the electrostatic potential, the electric field, and phenomena produced by ion correlations and ionic excluded volume effects such as charge inversion, charge reversal, surface charge amplification, etc. Other topics include image charges o polarization effects near nanoparticles, colloids or oil/water interfaces in the presence of dielectric mismatch; effective potentials among macroions; high-performance parallel computing using CPUs and GPUs; and Monte Carlo and molecular and/or brownian dynamics of charged liquids. 



Dr. Ivan Guerrero obtained a BSc degree on Physics at the University of Veracruz (Faculty of Physics) in Mexico, from which he graduated in 2000 with honors (9.98/10.0). Afterwards, he performed an MSc and a PhD at the Institute of Physics of the University of San Luis Potosi in Mexico, graduating in 2002 and 2006, respectively. Next, Ivan worked at the Mexican Institute of Petroleum as a Postdoctoral Researcher during 2007-2008. Then, he joined the group of Monica Olvera de la Cruz at Northwestern University as Postdoctoral Researcher in 2009, being promoted to Research Associate in 2013. In 2014, Ivan was appointed as a National Council of Science and Technology Research Fellow (Catedratico CONACYT) at the Institute of Physics of the University of San Luis Potosi. This position is analogous in spirit to a Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) Researcher position in France. In 2020, and as result of an open and public opposition contest, Ivan obtained a tenure-track position at the University of San Luis Potosi, which has been recognized in several years as one of the 10 best universities in Mexico according to the Times Higher Education ranking. In 2022, Ivan became Full Professor of Physics and Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program on Physics, at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of San Luis Potosi.




​•​ National Researcher Level II (2022-2025).

​•​ San Luis Potosi Researcher, State Research System-COPOCYT (2022-2025).

• Marcos Moshinsky Fellowship 2019, news1, news2, news3 (newspaper notes in Spanish).

• National Researcher Level I (2012-2021).

​•​ National Science Foundation Fellowship to participate in the triennial conference "Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation 2012".

•​ Candidate to National Researcher (2009-2011).

• Scientific and Technological Research Prize "José Antonio de Villaseñor y Sánchez 2007", State Government of San Luis Potosi.

•​​ First place in the "San Luis Potosi State Youth Prize 2005" in the category of academic trajectory

•​​ First place in the "National Youth Contest in Science and Technology 2005", Federal government of Mexico.

•​​ First place in the "University Student Prize 1999" in scientific essay, University of Veracruz.


Reviewer of 57 manuscripts (2010-2023)

in international peer-review journals.  


Co-organizer of 7 editions of the 

International Conference on Science and Technology of Complex Fluids:

28th (2016) news1 (newspaper notes in Spanish)

29th (2017)

30th (2018) news1new2, new3, news4, news5, news6 

31st (2019) news1

32nd (2020)

33rd (2021) virtual edition, see you tube playlist

34th (2023)


Co-organizer of 3 editions of the Summer

School on Computational Simulations at the

Faculty of Sciences of the University 

(in Spanish):


1st (2021)

2nd (2022)

3rd (2023)


Relevant recorded public talks


Memberships and external affiliations


•​​ International Collaborator, Center for Computation & Theory of Soft Materials, 

   McCormik School of Engineering, Northwestern University, 2016-present.

•​​ Member of the National System of Researchers, National Council of Science and Technology, 2009-present.

•​​ Member of the Soft Condensed Matter Network, National Council of Science and Technology, 2015-present.

•​​ Member of the State System of Researchers, San Luis Potosi Council of Science and Technology, 2022-present.

•​​ Member of the PRODEP Group on Condensed Matter, National Secretary of Education, 2021-present.

• Member of the Materials Research Society (MRS), 2022-present.

• Member of the Mexican Materials Society (SMMater), 2022-present.

• University of California Santa Barbara Affiliate (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), 2022-present.

•​​ Invited Professor at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Veracruz, 2022-present.


Teaching Certifications


•​ "Perfil deseable PRODEP", National Secretary of Education (SEP), 2022-2024.

•​ Teaching Certificate, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, Northwestern University, 2014.




• NPTC-PRODEP grant for new university professors, 2021.

• Basic Science research grant given by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), 2018-2022. 

•​ Access to 6 CPU nodes with 32 cores per node (192 cores) at the National Supercomputing Center-IPICYT via the grant TKII-IVGU001, 2021. 

•​ Access to the supercomputer Yoltla/Miztli/Xiuhcoatl via the National Laboratory of High Performance Computing via the grant 58-2021, 2021.

•​ Access to the National Supercomputing Laboratory of the South-East of Mexico, via the grant 202001024N, 2020-2021.