Here is my curriculum vitae. It was **last updated on May 9 2024**.

## Contact Information

Name: Melvin Eloy Irizarry-Gelpí

Name Pronunciation:

- Eloy: "eh-loy" (rhymes with "a toy")
- Irizarry: "eerie-czar-ree"
- Gelpí: "hell-pee"

Location: Yonkers, NY

Email: melvineloy AT gmail DOT com

## Languages

- Spanish (first language)
- English (fluent)

## Computer Skills

- Basic: Altair, Git, Google Sheets, Julia, Keras, Matplotlib, Pandas, PySpark, R, SciPy, Seaborn, Sublime Text, Ubuntu Linux, Visual Studio Code
- Intermediate: Go, Jupyter, LaTeX, Markdown, Mathematica, NumPy, Pelican, Python

## Education

- 8/2013
**Ph.D. in Physics**Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY - 5/2012
**M.A. in Physics**Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY - 5/2006
**B.S. in Physics**University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez - Mayagüez, PR

## Online Education

- 9/2018
**Deep Learning Fundamentals with Keras**IBM - edX - 4/2018
**Quantum Information Science I, Part 3**MITx - edX - 3/2018
**Introduction to C#**Microsoft - edX - 3/2018
**Quantum Information Science I, Part 2**MITx - edX - 2/2018
**Quantum Information Science I, Part 1**MITx - edX - 7/2015
**Scalable Machine Learning**BerkeleyX - edX - 7/2015
**Introduction to Big Data with Apache Spark**BerkeleyX - edX - 10/2014
**Introduction to Linux**LinuxFoundationX - edX - 2/2014
**Bioinformatics Algorithms**UCSD - Coursera - 4/2013
**Introduction to Statistics: Probability**BerkeleyX - edX - 2/2013
**Introduction to Statistics: Descriptive Statistics**BerkeleyX - edX - 9/2012
**Introduction to Computer Science and Programming**MITx - edX

## Summer Schools

- 6/2012
**Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safeguards and Security in the 21st Century**Brookhaven National Laboratory - Brookhaven, NY - 7/2010
**Prospects in Theoretical Physics**Institute for Advanced Study - Princeton, NJ

## Professional Development

- 4/2019
**Vernier Training in Westchester County**Vernier - Tarrytown, NY

## Research Experience

- 8/2008 - 8/2013
**Research Assistant**C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics - Stony Brook, NY

Computed four-point scattering amplitudes at strong coupling by using two-body path integrals in the semiclassical eikonal approximation. The results exhibit the spectrum of two-body bound states. Advisor: Warren Siegel.

- 6/2006 - 8/2006
**Undergraduate Research Assistant**Stanford Linear Accelerator Center - Menlo Park, CA

Developed an apparatus for assembling nanofluidic samples to be used in X-ray experiments with liquid water. Advisor: Aaron Lindenberg.

- 5/2005 - 8/2005
**Undergraduate Research Assistant**National Institute of Standards and Technology - Gaithersburg, MD

Helped build an optical trap to study molecular dynamics during chemical reactions involving biomolecules. Advisor: Lori Goldner.

## Writing Experience

*Classical and Quantum Waves*(Work-in-progress)

Author: M.E. Irizarry-Gelpí

*PHYS 207L Data Analysis Guide*

Author: M.E. Irizarry-Gelpí GitHub

*PHYS 208L Data Analysis Guide*

Author: M.E. Irizarry-Gelpí GitHub

*Non-Perturbative Four-Point Scattering from First-Quantized Relativistic JWKB*

Authors: M.E. Irizarry-Gelpí and W. Siegel. arXiv:1604.04450

*Eikonal Scattering at Strong Coupling*

Author: M.E. Irizarry-Gelpí. Doctoral dissertation. GitHub

*Development of Nanofluidic Cells for Ultrafast X-ray Studies of Water*

Author: M.E. Irizarry-Gelpí and A. Lindenberg. inspirehep.net

## Teaching Experience

- 9/2023 - 12/2023
**Thermal Physics**Sarah Lawrence College - Yonkers, NY

Seminar offering an overview of thermal physics: state variables; ideal gas equation; probability; the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution; first law of thermodynamics; thermodynamics processes; engines and refrigerators; second law of thermodynamics; entropy; enthalpy, Helmholtz free energy, and Gibbs free energy; equipartition theorem and molecular degrees of freedom; partition function examples; and chemical potential. (5 students)

- 1/2023 - 5/2023
**Quantum Mechanics**Sarah Lawrence College - Yonkers, NY

Seminar offering an overview of quantum mechanics: classical hamiltonian dynamics; historical motivations; Dirac notation for state vectors; two-state system; position and momentum; Fourier transforms; energy and time; Schr{\"o}dinger equation; infinite square well potential; harmonic potential in 1D; harmonic potential in 2D and degeneracy; angular momentum; hydrogen atom; the periodic table. (6 students)

- 9/2022 - 12/2022
**General Physics I Lecture**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lecturer for one section of the first part of a two-semester general physics lecture for science majors with a total of 29 students.

- 9/2022 - 12/2022
**General Physics I Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lab instructor for two sections of the first part of a two-semester physics laboratory with a total of 29 students.

- 1/2022 - 5/2022
**Introduction to Electromagnetism, Light and Modern Physics (General Physics without Calculus)**Sarah Lawrence College - Yonkers, NY

Seminar offering an introduction to physics with a focus on electromagnetism and light. About 7 students.

- 1/2022 - 5/2022
**General Physics II Lecture**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lecturer for one section of the second part of a two-semester general physics lecture for science majors with a total of 27 students. Adjusted to remote teaching during a pandemic.

- 1/2022 - 5/2022
**General Physics II Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lab instructor for two sections of the second part of a two-semester physics laboratory with a total of 27 students.

- 9/2021 - 12/2021
**Classical and Quantum Waves**Sarah Lawrence College - Yonkers, NY

Seminar offering an overview of classical and quantum waves: oscillations and normal modes; classical waves and the wave equation in one and two dimensions; Fourier series and Fourier transform; quantum waves and the Schr{\"o}dinger equation with different potentials (zero potential, infinite well potential, finite barrier). (6 students)

- 9/2021 - 12/2021
**Introduction to Mechanics (General Physics without Calculus)**Sarah Lawrence College - Yonkers, NY

Seminar offering an introduction to physics with a focus on motion. About 15 students.

- 9/2021 - 12/2021
**General Physics I Lecture**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lecturer for one section of the first part of a two-semester general physics lecture for science majors with a total of 33 students.

- 9/2021 - 12/2021
**General Physics I Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lab instructor for two sections of the first part of a two-semester physics laboratory with a total of 33 students.

- 1/2021 - 5/2021
**General Physics II Lecture**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lecturer for one section of the second part of a two-semester general physics lecture for science majors with a total of 33 students. Adjusted to remote teaching during a pandemic.

- 1/2021 - 5/2021
**General Physics II Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lab instructor for two sections of the second part of a two-semester physics laboratory with a total of 33 students.

- 9/2020 - 12/2020
**General Physics I Lecture**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lecturer for one section of the first part of a two-semester general physics lecture for science majors with a total of 38 students. Part of the semester was in person, and part was remote.

- 9/2020 - 12/2020
**General Physics I Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lab instructor for two sections of the first part of a two-semester physics laboratory with a total of 38 students. Developed slides for pre-laboratory presentations. Part of the semester was in person, and part was remote.

- 1/2020 - 5/2020
**General Physics II Lecture**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lecturer for one section of the second part of a two-semester general physics lecture for science majors with a total of 34 students. Adjusted to remote teaching during a pandemic.

- 1/2020 - 5/2020
**General Physics II Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lab instructor for two sections of the second part of a two-semester physics laboratory with a total of 34 students.

- 9/2019 - 12/2019
**Engineering Physics 2**Westchester Community College - Valhalla, NY

Instructor for lecture, laboratory, and workshop of the second part of a two-semester engineering physics course for engineering majors.

- 8/2019 - 12/2019
**General Physics I Lecture**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lecturer for one section of the first part of a two-semester general physics lecture for science majors with a total of 42 students.

- 8/2019 - 12/2019
**General Physics I Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lab instructor for two sections of the first part of a two-semester physics laboratory with a total of 42 students.

- 1/2019 - 5/2019
**General Physics II Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lab instructor for two sections of the second part of a two-semester physics laboratory with a total of 21 students. Formalized and expanded data analysis guides into a full text, shared freely with all students.

- 11/2018 - 4/2019
**Private tutor**- Yonkers, NY

Private tutor to a family in Westchester county on topics in high-school physics and college math. In-person and online meetings. Grades improved.

- 8/2018 - 12/2018
**General Physics I Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lab instructor for two sections of the first part of a two-semester physics laboratory with a total of 26 students. Formalized and expanded data analysis guides into a full text, shared freely with all students.

- 1/2018 - 5/2018
**General Physics II Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Lab instructor for two sections of the second part of a two-semester physics laboratory with a total of 23 students.

- 10/2017 - 12/2017
**General Physics I Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Served as an emergency replacement lab instructor for two sections of the first part of a two-semester physics laboratory with a total of 29 students. Performed experiments on mechanics (motion on an incline, collisions, centripetal force, and simple harmonic motion). Provided students with data analysis spreadsheets and notes to enable the analysis of data collected with various sensors, including linear and quadratic fits, and graphical visualizations. Prepared and administered two written examinations.

- 8/2017 - 12/2017
**Introductory Physics**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Taught a one-semester course on introductory physics for science majors to a total of 8 students.

- 8/2017 - 12/2017
**Introductory Physics Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

The laboratory component for the lecture above.

- 1/2017 - 5/2017
**The Physical Universe: How Things Work**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Taught two sections of a one-semester course on introductory physics for non-science majors to a total of 48 students.

- 8/2016 - 12/2016
**Introductory Physics**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

Taught a one-semester course on introductory physics for science majors to a total of 13 students. Topics included motion, fluids, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and optics. Provided students with six problem sets that included many original problems along with problems assigned from the course's textbook. Each lecture was in a presentation format with slides that were mostly build from scratch for this course based on the textbook. Some lectures were complemented with online videos of demonstrations of physical phenomena. I was also responsible for preparing three exams (and a final comprehensive exam).

- 8/2016 - 12/2016
**Introductory Physics Laboratory**College of Mount Saint Vincent - Bronx, NY

The laboratory component for the lecture above. Experiments on error analysis, motion on an incline; Newton's first, second, and third laws of motion; kinetic energy, simple harmonic motion, electrostatics; resistors, capacitors and inductors; mirrors, and lenses. Provided students with data analysis spreadsheets and notes to enable the analysis of data collected from various sensors, including histograms, linear and quadratic fits, and graphical visualizations. Prepared and administered two written examinations.

- 4/2014 - 5/2014
**Informal Advanced Seminar**Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT

Taught an informal seminar for graduate students that met weekly five times for three hours to discuss advanced topics in high-energy physics including: quantum field theory, Yang-Mills theory and the Standard Model, supersymmetry and supergravity, and string theory and the AdS/CFT correspondence.

- 9/2013 - 5/2014
**Visiting Scholar in Physics**Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT

Assisted in the teaching of a graduate course on quantum mechanics with about 10 students. Duties included developing homeworks, midterm exams, and final exams.

- 8/2012 - 12/2012
**Teaching Assistant**Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY

Assisted in the teaching of a graduate course on group theory for physicists with about 40 students. Duties included grading homeworks, typing homeworks, solutions, and lecture notes, and keeping a course website.

- 7/2011
**Physics Instructor**Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) - Stony Brook, NY

Lectured on projectile motion and Newton's laws of motion to a group of about 20 incoming students. Prepared homework sets.

- 8/2006 - 8/2008
**Teaching Assistant**Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY

Assisted in the teaching of laboratories for general physics courses, with about 25 students per section, during the fall, spring, and summer terms.

- 2/2004 - 4/2004
**Middle School Math Tutor**Escuela Manuel A. Barreto - Mayagüez, PR

After school math tutoring to two groups of about 4 students for an hour with each group. This program was organized by math faculty of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.

- 1/2004 - 5/2006
**Undergraduate Math Tutor**University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez - Mayagüez, PR

Tutor undergraduates in mathematics for ten hours per week during fall, spring, and summer terms. Topics included pre-calculus, calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra.

## Speaking Experience

- 4/2014
**Physics Colloquium**Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT

Colloquium talk about my graduate research. The audience included faculty and students.

- 4/2013
**A (Very) Brief Introduction to Twistors**Yale University - New Haven, CT

Guest half lecture at a graduate course on conformal field theory.

- 2/2013
**The Secret Life of Interacting Quantum Particles**Center for Inclusive Education - Stony Brook, NY

Talk at the Research Café series, where speakers present their research to a very diverse audience of scholars.

- 4/2011
**Introduction to Supersymmetry and Superspace**Yale University - New Haven, CT

Talk at the physics graduate student seminar, organized by the Yale physics graduate students.

- 8/2008 - 7/2013
**Advanced Graduate Theory Seminar**C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics - Stony Brook, NY

During the course of multiple semesters I gave three seminar talks to graduate students. Topics included supersymmetry in four spacetime dimensions, D-branes in string theory, and dual conformal symmetry.

- 8/2006 - 5/2007
**Physics Graduate Seminar**Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY

During the course of one year I gave two seminar talks to graduate students as part of a course requirement. Topics were the experimental search for supersymmetry, and the optical angular momentum of light.

## Awards

- 1/2013 - 8/2013
**Turner Dissertation Fellowship**Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY - 8/2006 - 6/2011
**W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship**Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, NY - 5/2006
**Enrico Fermi Physics Prize**University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez - Mayagüez, PR