Subject-Area Specialist | Cristián Opazo

Cristián Opazo is a senior instructional technologist at NYU Global Technology. His area of expertise is designing, developing, and managing curricular projects involving the purposeful use of educational technologies with an emphasis on hybrid/blended courses.

Mr. Opazo’s specialties include mathematical modeling, computational simulations, scientific visualization, curricular design, and blended learning. His research has been published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Public Library of Science, and Complex Systems. He holds a M.Sc. degree in physics from Michigan State University, where he also pursued doctoral studies. Previously, he earned his B.Sc. degree in physics at the Universidad de Chile.

Before joining NYU, Mr. Opazo was the senior academic computing consultant at Vassar College, where he managed a series of learning technology initiatives and served as teaching faculty in the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science. Previously, he performed graduate work in high-energy particle physics as part of the D0 collaboration at Fermi National Laboratory. In 2012, he was selected by NITLE to participate in the NITLE Innovation Studio as one of its Innovation Scholars.