David Quesada, PhD
Associate Professor of Physics
PhD, University of Havana; MS, Moscow State University
Phone: 305-474-6910
Office: Carnival Building, Room 115

After 10 years serving at the Department of Theoretical Physics in the University of Havana, Cuba, the School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Management of St. Thomas University hired Dr. Quesada. He has been teaching in areas of Physics and Mathematics, where he also does outreach and mentorship for undergraduate research. He has been in Academia for 23 years. His research focuses in the application of methods of Mathematical Physics and Complexity in subjects from Biophysics to Condensed Matter Physics. Relevant research interests include: Biometeorology of respiratory disorders, biophysical models of asthma, high temperature superconductivity, and Josephson junctions for quantum computing.

  • Modeling asthma seasonality in South Florida with a periodically forced SEIR model: Interplay of weather conditions on upper and lower respiratory track infections as triggers of asthma seasonality, D. Quesada (Submitted for publication, Int. J. Biometeorol. 2015).
  • A statistical analysis of the possible effect of seasonality and air quality on asthma episodes in urban Miami and the role of Biometeorological indexes, D. Quesada, A. Perez, Y. Davila, M. Generani, and L. Perez-Cernuda (Submitted for publication, Int. J. Biometeorol. 2015).
  • The ARPES experiment and the superconducting gap symmetry: How far can we determine the gap symmetry? D. Quesada, Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 17, 3559 (2003).
  • The Van Hove singularity as a source of anomalies in NIN and NIS tunneling experiments, D. Quesada, Physica C 364-365, 170 (2001).
  • Implications of the pairing symmetry and the van Hove singularity for the normal and superconducting properties of cuprates, D. Quesada and R. Peña, Physica C 341-348, 1683 (2000).