Undergraduate research assistant Pablo Diaz granted PR NASA Space Grant Fellowship

Congratulations to Pablo Diaz who has been accepted again for the Puerto Rico NASA Space Grant Fellowship for 2017-2018. This will allow Pablo to continue doing state-of-the-art research with relevance to NASA. Pablo will work this semester in reaction-enhanced diffusivity using nonlinear microrheology techniques. Pablo has demonstrated to have the potential to continue contributing to…

Undergraduate researcher Deyaneira Torres selected for REU at Penn State

Undergraduate research assistant Deyaneira Torres (Department of Chemical Engineering) was selected to participate this  summer in the Interdisciplinary Materials Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program hosted by the Physics Department and the Center for Nanoscale Science at Penn State University. Deyaneira will be studying solid electrolytes under the supervision of Dr. Long-Qing Chen by using computational methods.  Their…

Janus drops

Learn more about Janus drops by reading the following papers! We have studied the hydrodynamics and rheology of Janus drops under constant flows, shear flows, and gravity.   S. Shklyaev, A. Ivantsov, M. Diaz, and U. M. Córdova-Figueroa, “Dynamics of a Janus drop in an external flow”, Physics of Fluids, 25, 082105 (2013) online pdf…

Undergraduate research student Hansel Montalvo selected for REU internship at the University of Delaware and MARC program

During summer 2017, the University of Delaware offers Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Undergraduate research student Hansel Montalvo-Castro was selected after a competitive application process to be part of the CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS SCIENCE RESEARCH IN INTERFACING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND MATERIALS PROGRAM. Going through 10-weeks stay on…

Undergraduate researcher Luis Nieves-Rosado receives prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Undergraduate student and researcher in our group Luis Nieves-Rosado was awarded with the prestigious 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This important honor represents a clear testament of his potential as successful researcher and a celebration of his hard work for the last few years.  Luis Nieves-Rosado is currently working on a publication about catalytic motors driven by…