My name is David Cantor, and I was born in Colombia. I’m a Civil Engineer (2011) and Master of Engineering (2013) from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota. Soon after I graduated, I joined a consulting company where I enjoyed working as a geotechnical engineer. Nevertheless, science, technology, and mentoring are some of my dearest passions and I sought opportunities to continue an academic track.
In 2014, I started a Ph.D. at the Université de Montpellier in France, where I developed numerical approaches to simulate grain crushing and comminution for the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
Between 2017 and 2018, I joined the Department of Civil Engineering of the Institute of Technology, Nimes in southern France as a Teaching Assistant and Researcher.
In 2018, I took on a new and exciting research project at Chiang Mai University in Thailand, focusing on the recycling of tires in concrete and pavements through the use of deformable materials like rubbers and mixtures of rigid and deformable grains.
Since early 2020, I have been based in Canada, working on fundamental and applied problems related to the hydromechanical degradation of granular materials, with support from local industry and high-performance computing initiatives in the region.