All undergraduate researchers from Córdova-Figueroa Group admitted to 2014 REU summer programs

Congratulations to Luis Nieves, Eddie Ramos, Wilfredo Méndez, Alexa González, and Carlos Pérez for being adminited to REU programs for this summer. They will work in areas related to polymer physics, biofluids, autonomous motion of catalytic particles, Brownian dynamics, and molecular dynamics.   Luis Nieves – MURF at California Institute of Technology (advisor: John F.…

Non-spherical osmotic motor: chemical sailing (JFM)

Sergey Shklyaeva1a2a3, John F. Bradya2 c1 and Ubaldo M. Córdova-Figueroaa1 a1 Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, Mayagüez, PR 00681, USA a2 Divisions of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering and Engineering & Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA a3 Institute of Continuous Media Mechanics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Perm,…

Self-powered enzyme micropumps (Nature Chemistry)

Samudra Sengupta, Debabrata Patra, Isamar Ortiz-Rivera, Arjun Agrawal, Sergey Shklyaev, Krishna K. Dey, Ubaldo Córdova-Figueroa, Thomas E. Mallouk & Ayusman Sen Published online: 30 March 2014 | doi:10.1038/nchem.1895   Self-powered micropumps that are turned on by the presence of their respective substrates are formed from surface-immobilized, ATP-independent enzymes. Coupling substrate-sensing with transport enables the design of devices that deliver…

Postdoctoral Research Position in Theoretical Colloidal Sciences

Job Opportunity at UPRM A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez (UPRM) to work in the areas of particulates, transport processes and colloidal sciences. The postdoctoral scholar will study, at a fundamental level, self-motion and diffusion of a wide range of catalytically driven colloidal particles under different conditions. This…