Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University, 2002-2006
Ph.D. Louisiana State University, 1998-2002
Licenciado in Physics, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, 1991-1996
José A. Gascón received a BSc degree (Licenciado) in Physics from the Institute of Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics (FAMAF) at the National University of Córdoba (UNC) in Argentina. He worked with Prof. Horacio Pastawsky on the statistics of energy levels in metallic nanoparticles. In 1998, he moved to Louisiana State University to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry to model electronic and structural properties of rare gas cation clusters with Prof. Randy Hall.
In 2002, he began a postdoctoral fellowship working with Victor S. Batista at Yale University. He focused on QM/MM studies of bio-macromolecules, including the study of photochemical reactions in the vision process and structural and electronic properties of the oxygen-evolving complex in photosystem II. In 2006, he started his independent career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Connecticut, obtaining a Hewlett Packard Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, and an NSF Career Award.
In 2018, he was promoted to Full Professor. His current research is centered in understanding structural and dynamical properties of biomolecules and biomaterials.