I am a 2nd-year PhD student in Mathematics at University College London (UCL). My research interests are non-Newtonian fluid dynamics (fluids that does not behave like the standar), rheology (the science of deformation) and transport phenomena (transfer of physical quantities such as momentum, energy and mass). I am under the supervision of Professor Helen J. Wilson and we are currently studying instabilities in non-Newtonian fluids (such as viscoelastic fluids, shear-thinning fluids (for instance, mayonnaise), and thixotropic fluids, whose viscosity decreases with the time of application of a force).
I have a MsC and a bachelor degree in Chemical Enginnering, both awarded by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). I used to work as a research assistant at Materials Institute Research (IIM-UNAM) under the supervision of Professor Octavio Manero Brito. We both were interested in the behaviour of micellar solutions under flow. We used structural models and irreversible thermodynamics for its study. Our research led to the publication of a paper and a book (see Publications menu for further information).
I recently joined to Chalkdust, a magazine for the mathematically curious, where I ocassionally write some blogs.
I have a general interest in sciences, and if it involves mathematics, that would make me happier. I like teaching, football and dogs (as my picture suggests). I also have a Youtube channel called Hugo Castillo, where I upload videos of the gigs I have attendend to. I have also collaborated with web pages by writing some blogs about concert reviews.