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J o r g e   D a n i e l   M o r a l e s   M e n d o z a

M.S. in Physics
B.S. in Engineering Physics
georgemm01 at physics dot tamu dot edu

Physics Graduate Student (Research Assistant) - Texas A&M University
TAMU Department of Physics and Astronomy

                  M.S. in Physics - Texas A&M University 2014
Engineering Physics (BS) - Universidad Iberoamericana Ciudad de México 2012

University Research Award (URA), for Calibrating and Developing the SuperCDMS SNOLAB Detector Control and Readout Cards, 2015-2016, Fermilab, IL, USA.

CONACyT Sponsorship for Studying Abroad (at Texas A&M University), 2012 - 2017, Mexico City, Mexico.


About me    

I work on Experimental High Energy Physics analysis, for the search of new fundamental particles and interactions. Currently I am part of the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search Experiment (CDMS), one of the most sensitive direct detection dark matter experiments in the world. These are news and projects our group is working on.

Currently I am Coordinator for the Low Threshold Analysis. This is the low-mass wimp search project for the SuperCDMS Soudan Experiment. The goal is to re-optimize the analysis with our updated and robust MC simulations which for I also play an important role in developing (see our group's work here).

As for development for the SuperCDMS new-era experiment: SuperCDMS SNOLAB, I have contributed with testing, calibrations, and development for the detector control and readout cards. I took an FNAL University Research Award (URA-FNAL) for working with the primary developers, understanding the boards, and creating tests and calibration methods for the prototype boards as preparation for the first production batch (scheduled for late 2018). See our group's contributions here.

Also, I am the physics emeritus software administrator of the Mitchell Institute Computing high throughput cluster, which serves multiple areas of research at the Texas A&M Department of Physics and Astronomy. It is a CERN-CMS Tier3 site, one of the biggest grid computing projects in the world. In addition it provides computing capabilities for the SuperCDMS experiment, phenomenology, and astronomy in the University. The A&M High Energy Physics Group has accumulated more than 55M CPU-hours since July 2011, and I have accumulated over 5M of those for my research (SuperCDMS) purposes.