# Former students and post-docs from SOAR

### Jorge Castillejos Lopez (KU Leuven)

Jorge completed his Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow under the supervision of Stuart White in 2016 funded by the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). He worked on coloured isomorphisms and finite dimensional approximations for C*-algebras. Jorge is now a postdoc at KU Leuven.

### Liam Dickson (Pulsion Technology)

Liam was a Ph.D. student at the University of Glasgow, working under the supervision of Stuart White and graduating in 2014. His research focused on the Kadison-Kastler perturbation problem and related topics regarding 'close' operator algebras. He now works as a software developer for Pulsion Technology, a Glasgow-based information services company which specialises in web and mobile solutions.

### Olivier Gabriel (University of Copenhagen)

Originally from France, Olivier Gabriel started working at the University of Copenhagen on September 1st 2015 in the Non-Commutative Geometry research group. There he is working in collaboration with Ryszard Nest. During the last four years, Olivier has worked in GĂ¶ttingen and in Glasgow after completing his Ph.D. at the University Paris 7. His research interests center on spectral triples, quantum groups, K-theory and cyclic cohomology.

### David McConnell (Cardiff University)

David completed his Ph.D. at Trinity College Dublin in 2014, studying bundle decompositions of C*-algebras under the supervision of Prof. Richard Timoney. His research is focused on topological decompositions of C*-algebras, and how they may be used to study tensor products, multiplier algebras, and questions concerning classification and regularity for nuclear C*-algebras. Following his temporary lectureship at Glasgow, David is now a Lecturer at Cardiff University.

### Andrew Hawkins (Kendall College of Further Education)

Andrew was a Ph.D. student of Joachim Zacharias who was awarded his doctorate in 2013. He considered constructions of spectral triples on C*-algebras, exploring the ways in which they arise in crossed products and certain extensions. Following his Ph.D., Andrew works in Kendal College of Further Education across a variety of maths and science programs for 16-18 learners.

### Gabriele Tornetta (Software Engineer)

Gabriele completed his M.Sc. degree in Physics at the University of Rome "Sapienza" in 2011 before moving to Scotland, obtaining his Ph.D. under the supervision of Joachim Zacharias at the University of Glasgow. His doctoral thesis developed a bivariant version of the Cuntz semigroup as a new tool for the classification problem of C*-algebras. Following his Ph.D., Gabriele moved to Edinburgh, where he makes use of his problem solving skills to solve problems in the IT sector.