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…

Nanodays 2013 – Mayagüez Mall

Every year since 2008, NSF has carried out a nationwide festival of educational programs focusing on nanoscale science known as “NanoDays”, and 2013 was no exception. The event took place on April 14th, 2013 at the Mayagüez Mall in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, where the local community, especially K-12 students, witnessed several activities and experiments/demonstrations on…

Teaching teachers basic principles in colloidal physics

This past Saturday, November 10th, 2012, Prof. Córdova-Figueroa, Christian Santoni, Efrain Aymat and Nakaira Ramirez held a workshop to local teachers on Brownian Motion and Diffusion at the Science on Wheels Education Center at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.  After a 30 min talk on the history and physics of random motion, teachers constructed…

Workshop to local teachers

On May 26th, 2012, Dr. Córdova-Figueroa and his research group participated in a workshop for local math and science teachers also coordinated in collaboration with SONW and NSF Wisconsin-Puerto Rico PREM. The event took place in Hotel Villa Antonio, Rincón, PR and it was the third time offered in the last few years. Its main…

NanoDays in Mayagüez Mall

NSF-sponsored outreach activity “Nanodays” was carried out on April 14th, 2012 in Mayagüez Mall at Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. The main objective of this event was to show to the local community, especially K-12 students, some important features of nanotechnology. Several research groups from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez of different backgrounds presented simple and…