6+ years
  • SciPy, NumPy, Cython, Numba, matplotlib, Pandas, Jupyter Notebook, H5py, Scikit-Learn, Packaging in PyPI
3+ years
1 year
Worked with
JavaScript, Bash, Lua, Rust, Clojure, Java, PHP, Postgresql
Continuous Integration
Gitlab-CI, Circle-CI, Travis-CI
Ansible, Docker
Operating Systems
Linux(Arch & Gentoo & Ubuntu)
Content-description languages

Main Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Emergent Phenomena
  • Statistical Physics
  • Automation
  • Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS)
  • Computational Systems analysis


  • English Fluent
  • German Fluent
  • Spanish Native
  • French Intermediate


Software Developer

Working with a high growth open-source software firm focused on Infrastructure and Application Monitoring for any environment.

PhD in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems

Study of the dimer Hubbard Model within Dynamical Mean Field Theory and its application to VO\(_2\)

Develop Many Body Physics simulations using Quantum Monte Carlo Algorithms. I implemented in Python, and C++ the necessary algorithms for the simulations, data collection and data analysis. I supported the infrastructure where my software had to run. Managing the High Performance computing cluster, having Continuous Integration Services setup using cloud services to insure code quality. Implemented as a side project Sphinx-Gallery which currently powers the scientific Python documentation websites.

Theory Group at Laboratoire de Physique des Solides


Master in Molecular Nano- bio-photonics (MONABIPHOT)

Study of spin-orbit effects in the Mott-Hubbard metal-insulator transition

Physics Diploma

Diploma Thesis
Estimation, by computer simulation, of the exchange energy dispersion between polar nano-regions in \(Pb_xBi_4Ti_{3+x}O_{12+3x}; x={2,3}\) relaxor ferroelectrics

German Abitur

  • German Abitur May 2006
  • Ecuadorian High School Diploma June 2005

Honors and Awards

  • 2014: PhD fellowship, École Doctorale Physique en Île de France, France
  • 2013: Paris-Saclay Master Scholarship, Campus Paris-Saclay, France
  • 2012: Danced for Ecuador in WDSF World DanceSport Championship Standard, Australia
  • 2010: Physics Olympiad \(1^{st}\) place, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador
  • 2005: Bronze Medal for Academic performance, German School Quito, Ecuador
  • 2003: PAD Preisträger, Kultusminister Konferenz, Germany


Conference Presentations


  • O. Nájera: PyDMFT: A library and a reproducible science case study. At: EuroPython, Rimini - Italy, 11/07/2017
  • O. Nájera, M. Civelli, V. Dobrosavljević, M. Rozenberg: Resolving the chicken-and-egg problem in VO\(_2\): a new paradigm for the Mott transition, At: CIFAR Quantum Materials Meeting, Paris-France, 2016
  • O. Nájera, M. Civelli, V. Dobrosavljević, M. Rozenberg: A minimal model approach to the Mott transition in VO\(_2\), At: The New Generation in Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Trieste-Italie, 2016
  • O. Nájera, M. Civelli, V. Dobrosavljević, M. Rozenberg: A minimal model approach to the Mott transition in VO\(_2\), At: School on Computational Quantum Materials, Orford(Québec)-Canada, 2016
  • O. Nájera, M. Civelli, M. Rozenberg, Spin-orbit effect in the Mott-Hubbard metal-insulator transition, At: COR.S.O 2015, Cargèse-France, August 2015
  • O. Nájera, M. Civelli, M. Rozenberg, Spin-orbit effect in the Mott-Hubbard metal-insulator transition, At: LEES 2014, Amboise-France June 2014
  • O. Nájera, L. Lascano: Estimation of the exchange interaction dispersion between PNR in relaxor ferroelectrics, Awarded poster At: NanoAndes, Quito-Ecuador Nov. 2012

Academic Experience

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology(ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

Apr. 5 - May 15, 2013
Visitor at Institute for Building Materials (IfB) Training in Lattice Boltzmann Methods for fluid dynamics

International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy

Mar. 10 - 21, 2014
Teaching Assistant Workshop on Advanced Techniques for Scientific Programming and Management of Open Source Software packages SMR 2574
Mar. 11 - 22, 2013
Invited Student Workshop on Computer Programming and Advanced Tools for Scientific Research Work SMR 2503
Feb. 20 - Mar. 2, 2012
Invited Student Advanced School on Scientific Software Development SMR 2330

Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador

Aug. 2011 - June 2012
Laboratory and teacher's Assistant
  • Responsible of Experimental Physics laboratory in subjects like Newtonian Mechanics, Electromagnetism and Optics. Shared responsibility for lectures, homework assignments and grades in this subjects.
Sept. 2010 - Feb. 2011
Teacher's Assistant
  • Support students in single- & multi-variable Calculus, and Real Analysis through exercise sessions and solutions of exams.

Outside Interests

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Cycling
  • Swimming