Francis' research interests in condensed matter physics and statistical physics include entanglement in many-body systems and parallel computing. In particular, he is interested in the relationship between entanglement entropy and the entropy of effective thermal models. He is also working with his students to develop low-cost high-performance computing capabilities in a heterogeneous cluster for small- and medium-scale numerical tasks.
He joined SanD in 2012 and was its program coordinator from 2013 to 2017 and 2023 up to the present.
Teaching (Sem 2 AY 2023-2024)
UP System OVPAA Enhance Creative Work and Research Grant ECWRG 2018-1-009, Computational and theoretical studies of small molecule binding on nanoclusters and surfaces
UP Diliman OVCRD PhD Incentive Award PhDIA Project No. 161614, Quenches in solvable spin-chain models: Effective Thermodynamics (Year 2)
UP Diliman OVCRD PhD Incentive Award PhDIA Project No. 141420, Quenches in solvable spin-chain models
UP System OVPAA Balik PhD Grant OVPAA-BPhD-2012-05, Quantum entanglement in low-dimensional systems: quantum spin chains and continuum systems