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Enrique Barrera
Professor
Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering; Professor of Chemistry
 
e-mail:ebarrera@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. (1979) University of Texas
  • M.S. (1984) University of Texas
  • Ph.D. (1987) University of Texas
 
Primary Department
   Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Environmental and Energy Systems Institute
  • Rice Quantum Institute
  • Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
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    Websites
     Department of Materials Science and Nanoengineering
     Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
     
    Research Areas
     Interface studies and processing of composites, coatings, and thin films. Development of new materials systems that take advantage of the unique properties of fullerenes and nanotubes. Research on new materials developments in nanotechnology. Formation of hybrid nanotube materials and the development of fully integrated nanotube composites.
     
    Fully Integrated Molecular Composites
     Interface studies and processing of composites, coatings, and thin films. Development of new materials systems that take advantage of the unique properties of fullerenes and nanotubes. Research on new materials developments in nanotechnology. Formation of hybrid nanotube materials. The development of fully integrated nanotube composites (FINCs). THis work has been supported by the Welch Foundation
     
    Study of Synergistic Behavior of Nanotubes in Advanced materials Systems
     Study of the role of varuious nanospecies and their interaction with each other that leads to enhanced materials properties.
     
    Mechanical Property Enhancement of Nanocomposites
     Study of the role of nanotubes and nanofibers in enhancing mechanical properties of nanocomposite systems.
     
    Hypervelocity Impact of Advanced Materials
     This research is a cooperative agreement with the NASA Johnson Space Center to investigate the hypervelocity impact properties of nanocomposites.
     
    Nanotube Advanced Materials and Applications
     This program (PI: R. Smalley) has had a portion of the program directed toward the development of polymer nanocomposites. Barrera has processed and developed polypropylene, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, and epoxy carbon nanotube composites in this program.
     
    Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
     This NSF program has Jordan Konisky as the PI and Richard Tapia as the director. Barrera is a cluster leader for the program and mentors a number of students in their PH.D. program and in the summer program. Two students in Barrera's group have been partially funded from this grant.
     
    Nanotube/Polypropylene Nanocomposites for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Effectiveness
     This state of texas funded program is focused on advancing the electrical properties of conducting polymers using nanotubes.
     
    Containerless Processing of Nanotube Reinforced Metal Matrix Nanocomposites
     This state of Texas supported program is directed toward the development of nanotube reinforced metal matrix composites where several processing methods are used including containerless processing.
     
    Improving Epoxy/Fiber Composites and Ceramic Coatings and Tapes by Nanotube Dispersion and Integration
     This research is supported by Carbon Nanotechnologies Inc and is directed toward polymer laminate and ceramic composite development.
     
    Institute for Intelligent Bio-Nano Materials and Structures for Aerospace Vehicles
     This NASA supported program is directed toward developing nanomaterials that are stress sensing, can morph, and can self heal. A central focus involves nanotube functionalization.
     
    Processing a Glass Fiber Reinforced Vinyl Ester Composite with Nanotube Integration for Enhancement of Z-Axis Properties
     This Office of Naval Research funded program is directed toward the enhancement of Z-axis composite properties by using small amounts of nnaotubes in the interlayers.
     
    Lightweight radiation shielding materials with carbon nanotube reinforcements
     This research supported by NASA is in cooperation with Advanced Ceramics research and Prairie View A&M University and is directed toward developing next generation radiation shielding for space vehicles.
     
    Heat Transfer Nanofluids
     This Army Research Laboratory funded program provided the opportunity to study nanotubes in fluids and to develop nanotube filled oils and greases for thermal applications.
     
    Nanocomposites and Advanced Nanomaterials processing
     Interface studies and processing of composites, coatings, and thin films. Development of new materials systems that take advantage of the unique properties of fullerenes and nanotubes. Research on new materials developments in nanotechnology. Formation of hybrid nanotube materials and the development of fully integrated nanotube composites.
     
    Teaching Areas
     Materials Science, Mechanical Properties, Analytical Spectroscopies, Composite Materials, Nanocomposites
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

    62nd Southwest ACS regional Meeting, October 2006

     
     

    62nd Southwest ACS Regional Meeting, October 2006

     
     

    Focus on Nanotube Research, New York, Nova Science Publ. 2006 pp. 1-18, ISBN: 159454851X.

     
     

    D. McIntosch, V. N. Khabashesku, and E. V. Barrera "Nanocomposite Fiber Systems processed from Fluorinated Single-Walled Carbon nanotubes and a Polypropylene Matrix."  (October 2006)

     
     

    G. Rojas, B. Maruyama, and E. V. Barrera "CNT/VGCF Reinforced Epoxy/CF Composites: The Role of Nanotubes."  (November 2006)

     
     

    H. Phillips III, L. Peża-Paras, V. N. Khabashesku, and E. V. Barrera "Carbon Nanotube Functionalization: Towards Enhancing the mechanical properties of Reinforced Composites."  (October 2006)

     
     Refereed articles
     

    E. V. Barrera and D. O. Simien "Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes as Viscosity Modifiers in Polypropylene Matrix Nanocomposites."  (2009) Submitted

     
     

    E. V. Barrera, Y. Bayazitoglu, S. Shenoy, "Non-fourier 3-omega Method for Thermal Conductivity Measurement." Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical EngineeringSubmitted

     
     

    K. Wilson, E.V. Barrera, and Y. Bayazitoglu "Processing of Titanium Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Metal-Matrix Composities by the Induction Melting Method." Journal of Composite Materials (2009)

     
     

    Shofner, ML; Khabashesku, VN; Barrera, EV "Processing and mechanical properties of fluorinated single-wall carbon nanotube-polyethylene composites ." CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 18 (2006/FEB) : 906-913.

     
     

    J. Zhu, H. Peng, F. Rodriguez-Macias, J. L. Margrave, V. N. Khabashesku, M. A. Imam, K. Lozano, and E. V. Barrera "Reinforcing of Epoxy Polymer Composites Through Covalent Integration of Functionalized Nanotubes." Advanced Functional MaterialsIn Press

     
     

    L. A. Zheng, E. V. Barrera, and R. D. Shull, "Magnetic Properties of the Co-C60 and Fe-C60 Nanocrystalline Magnetic Thin Films." Journal of Applied PhysicsIn Revision

     
     

    M. L. Shofner, F. J. Rodriguez-Macias, R. Vaidyanathan, and E. V. Barrera "Single Wall Nanotube and Vapor Grown Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers Processed by Extrusion Freeform Fabrication." Composites, Part A., 34 (2003) : 1207-1217.

     
     

    P. Cortes, K. Lozano, E. V. Barrera, and J. Bonilla-Rios "Effects of Nanofiber Treatments on the Properties of Vapor Grown Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites." Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 89 (2003) : 2527-2534.

     
     

    P. Dharap, Z. Li, S. Nagarajaiah, and E. Barrera "Nanotube film based on single wall carbon nanotubes for macrostrain sensing." J. of Nanotechnology, 15 (2004) : 1-4.

     
     

    S. Yang, J. R. Castilleja, E. V. Barrera, and K. Lozano "Thermal Analysis of an Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene/SWNT Composite." Polymer Degradation and Stability, 83 (3) (2004) : 383-388.

     
     

    Z. Li, P. Dharap, S. Nagarajaiah, and E. Barrera "Carbon Nanotube Film Sensor." J. of Advanced MaterialsIn Press

     
     Articles
     

    J. Phys. Chem. B 2006

     
     

    Chem. Mater. 2006, 18, 4561-4569.

     
     

    Composites Science and Technology

     
     

    Chem. Mater. 18, 906-913

     
     

    JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY 7 (2): 584-592 FEB 2007

     
     

    Zhu J (Zhu, Jiang), Imam A (Imam, Ashraf), Crane R (Crane, Roger), Lozano K (Lozano, Karen), Khabashesku VN (Khabashesku, Valery N.), Barrera EV (Barrera, Enrique V.) "Processing a glass fiber reinforced vinyl ester composite with nanotube enhancement of interlaminar shear strength." COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 67 (7-8) (JUN 2007) : 1509-1517.

     
     

    D. McIntosch, V. N. Khabashesku, and E. V. Barrera "Benzoyl Peroxide Initiated In-Situ Functionalization, Processing and Mechanical Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Polypropylene Composite Fibers." J. Phys. Chem. B (2006) In Press

     
     

    J. Zhu, A. Imam, R. Crane, K. Lozano, V. N. Lozano, and E. V. Barrera "Processing a Glass Fiber Reinforced Vinyl Ester Composite with Nanotube Enhancement of Interlaminar Shear Strength." Composites Science and Technology (2006) In Press

     
     

    "Nano-Composite Fiber Systems processed from Fluorinated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Polypropylene Matrix." Chemistry of Materials, 18: 4561-4569.

     
     

    K. Lozano, A. Gaspar-Rosas, and E. V. Barrera "Rheological Examination of C60 in Low Density Solutions." Carbon, 40/3 (2002) : 271-276.

     
     

    M. L. Shofner, K. Lozano, F. J. Rodriguez-Macias, and E. V. Barrera "Nanofiber Reinforced Polymers Prepared by Fused Deposition Modeling." Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2002) In Revision

     
     Books
     

    F. D. S. Marquis, N. N. Thadhani and E. V. Barrera, edts. "Powder Materials: Current Research and Industrial Practices." 

     
     Book chapters
     

    V. N. Khabaashesku, E. V. Barrera, and R. F. M. Lobo "Confirmed Tubular Carbon Nanostructures for Nanoreactors and Synthons."  (2006) : 1-18.

     
     Conference papers
     

    SAMPE Conference, Dallas TX (2006).

     
     

    SAMPE Dallas TX 2006

     
     

    SAMPE Dallas TX 2006

     
     

    K. Wilson, Y. Bayazitoglu, and E. V. Barrera "The Role of Nanotubes in Melt-Processed Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Titanium Metal matrix Composites."  (November 2006)

     
     

    L. Peża-Paras, D. Chakravarthi,V. Khabashesku, E. V. Barrera, Q. Zeng, K. Lozano, R. Vaidyanathan, and C. Bisch "Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites: A Study on Electrical Conductivity." Proceed. of SAMPE Fall techn. Conf. 2006 (November 2006)

     
     

    E. V. Barrera, F. J. Rodriguez-Macias, M. L. Shofner, J. D. Kim, E. L. Corral, S. Cruz-Ba?uelos, B. C. Rostro, Q. Zeng, J. Zhu, C. D. Armeniades, Y. Bayazitoglu, K. Lozano, L. P. F. Chibante, F. D. S. Marquis "Nanocomposites: From Spacesuits to Spaceships." 53rd International Astronautical Congress (2002)

     
     

    Erica L. Corral, Joseph Cesarano III, John N. Stuecker, and Enrique V. Barrera "Processing of Carbon Nanofiber Reinforced Silicon Nitride Matrix Composites." Proceedings for Rapid Prototyping of Materials (2002) : 52-61.

     
     

    M. X. Pulikkathara, R. Wilkins, J. Vera, L. K. Fotedar, E. V. Barrera, T. S. Reese, H. Huff, R. C. Singketerry, and B. Syed "Radiation Effect Risk Analysis and Mitigation of Carbon Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites." Website Pub. (2002)

     
     

    M. X. Pulikkathara, R. Wilkins; Meisha Shofner, Jerry Vera, E. V. Barrera; Fernando Rodriguez-Macias, R. Vaidyanathan, C. Green, C. Condon "Fluorinated single wall nanotube/polyethylene composites for multifunctional radiation protection." MRS Symposium Proceeding (2002) In Revision

     
     

    O. Rios, A. A. Fuentes, K. Lozano, E. V. Barrera, and F. R. Brotzen "Dynamical Mechanical Study of Single Wall Nanotube Reinforced ABS Composites." Antec 2002, T 46 (2002) : 3599-3603.

     
     Other
     

    Jiang Zhu, J. D. Kim, Haiqing, Valery Khabashesku, John Margrave, and E. V. Barrera "Improving the Dispersion and Integration of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Epoxy Composites Through Functionalization." Nano Letters, 3 (8) (2003) : 1107-1113.

     
     

    E. V. Barrera, L. P. F. Chibante, B. Collins, F. Rodriquez-Marcias, M. Shofner, J. D. Kim, and F. D. S. Marquis "Recycling Nanotubes from Polymer Nanocomposites." Powder Materials Current Research and Industrial Practices, F. D. S. Marquis, E. V. Barrera, and N. Thadani, edts., TMS Pub. (2001) : 267-282.

     
     

    L. Yowell, B. Mayeaux, H. Wang, and E. V. Barrera "Application of Carbon Nanotubes and Fullerenes for Thermal Management in Ceramics." MRS Proceedings, 633 (2001) : A14.4.1-A17.4.6.

     
     

    Lingyi Zheng, Robert D. Shull, and E. V. Barrera "Formation and Stabilization of Nanosize Grains in Ferromagnetic Thin Films by Dispersed C60." J/ Appl. Phys., 92 (2002) : 523-530.

     
     

    E. V. Barrera "Key methods for developing single wall nanotube composites." Journal of Materials, 52 (11) (November 2000) : 38-42.

     
     

    E. V. Barrera and K. Lozano "New Technologies?New Composites." Journal of Materials, 52 (11) (November 2000) : 32.

     
     

    K. Lozano and E. V. Barrera "A Study of Nanofiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites (I): Thermoanalytical and Mechanical Analyses." Journal of Applied Polymer Science (January 2001)

     
     

    K. Lozano, J. Bonilla Rios, and E. V. Barrera "A Study of Nanofiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites (II): Investigation of the Mixing Rheology and Conduction Properties." Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2001)

     
     

    Lingyi A. Zheng, Bruce M. Lairson, Robert D. Shull, and Enrique V. Barrera "Formation of Nanomagnetic Thin Films by Dispersed Fullerenes." Applied Physics Letters, 77 (20) (2000) : 3242-3244.

     
     

    K. Lozano, A. Zheng, B. Mayeaux, N. Espinoza, L. Yowell, V. Provenzano, R. Shull, B. Files, J. Bonilla Rios, and E. V. Barrera "Fullerene and Nanotubes: Current Research and Future Directions." Powder Materials: Current Research and Industrial Practices: 341-348.

     
     

    K. Lozano, B. Files, F. Rodriguez-Macias, and E. V. Barrera "Purification and Functionalization of Vapor Grown Carbon Nanotubes and Single Wall Nanotubes." Powder Materials: Current Research and Industrial Practices: 333-340.

     
     

    J. D. Olivas and E. V. Barrera "Thermal-Desorption X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy." NASA Tech Briefs (In Press)

     
     

    J. D. Olivas, E. Acosta and E. V. Barrera "Surface Study of the Bonding Nature of Ambient Absorbates to Nickel Alloy Substrates Using Thermal Desorption XPS (TDXPS)." Applied Surface Science (Accepted)

     
    Creative Works
     Other - Alumni Professional Development Workshop
     A new concept workshop to foster continuing education for Ph.D. graduates., Rice University, Houston, TX (August 2006)
     
    Presentations
     Invited Papers
     

    Presenter.  "Nanocomposites: From Spacesuits to Spaceships." 53rd International Astronautical Congress, Houston, TX. (October (2002)) With F. J. Rodriguez-Macias, M. L. Shofner, J. D. Kim, E. L. Corral, S. Cruz-Ba?uelos, B. C. Rostro, Q. Zeng, J. Zhu, C. D. Armeniades, Y. Bayazitoglu, K. Lozano, L. P. F. Chibante, F. D. S. Marquis

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Presenter.  "An Overview of the Development of Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites." NanoSpace 2002, Houston, TX. (June (2002)) With E. V. Barrera

     
     

    Presenter.  "Nanotubes and Nanotechnology: An Engineer's Perspective." Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (April (2002)) With E. V. Barrera

     
     

    Presenter.  "Polymeric Nanotube Composite and Conducting Polymer Applications." N/A, NASA Johnson Space Center. (December (2002))

     
     

    Supervisor and presenter.  "Processing and Electrical Properties of Polyamide 12 ." N/A, Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc.. (July (2002))

     
     Lectures
     

    "Fabrication of Functionalized Nanomaterials for Advanced Application in Space Mission”, NASA URETI Workshop, CMISE – TiiMS “Bio-NanoMaterials and Devices for Future Space Exploration." NASA Johnson Space Center, Building 1, Room 966. (ednesday, February 14, 2007) With Rojas, Grace

     
     

    Presenter.  "Advances in Nanotube Composite Development: An overview of Polymer, Metal,and Ceramic Systems and their Near Term Potential." N/A, Sandia National Laboratories. (June (2002))

     
     

    Co-Advisor.  "Incorporation of Carbon Nanotubes in Epoxy Polymer Composites." MSCI Seminar Series, Rice UNiversity. (November (2002)) With Jong Dae Kim and C. D. Armeniades

     
     

    Supervisor.  "Nanotube/Polyethylene Composite Materials Processed by Solid Freeform Fabrication." Ninth International Conference on Composites Engineering, San Diego, California. (July (2002)) With Meisha Shofner and E. V. Barrera

     
     

    Supervisor.  "Processing Issues Associated with Reinforced Polymers for Use with Solid Freeform Fabrication." Rapid Prototyping Symposium at the TMS Fall Meeting, Columbus, OH. (October (2002)) With M. L. Shofner, K. Lozano, F. J. Rodriguez-Macias, R. Vaidyanathan, and E. V. Barrera

     
     

    Supervisor.  "Processing and Microstructural Characterization of Carbon Nanofiber Reinforced Silicon Nitride Matrix Composites." Rapid Prototyping Symposium at the TMS Fall Meeting, Columbus, OH. (October (2002)) With Erica L. Corral, Joseph Cesarano III, John Steucker, and Enrique V. Barrera

     
     

    Supervisor.  "Recycling Nanotubes from Polymer Nanocomposites." NanoSpace 2002, Houston, TX. (June (2002)) With F. J. Rodriguez-Macias and E. V. Barrera

     
     Other
     

    Organizer and Chair person.  "Rapid Prototyping of Materials." TMS Fall Meeting, Columbus, OH. (October 2002) With Meisha Shofner, David Bourell, and Fernand Marquis

     
     

    "Nanotube Continuous Fibers (Invited, presented by E. Barrera)." Rice University, CNST. (July 2001)

     
     

    "Recycling Nanotubes From Polymer Nanocomposites? (presented by E. Barrera)." Symposium on ?Powder Materials: Current Research and Industrial Practices, TMS Fall Mtg., Indianapolis, Indiana. (November 2001) With L. P. F. Chibante, B. Collins, F. Rodriguez-Macias, M. Shofner, J. D. Kim, F. D. S. Marquis

     
     

    "Thermal Management in Ceramics: Synthesis and Characterization of a Zirconia Nanotube Composite (presented by L. Yowell)." Symposium on Powder Materials: Current Research and Industrial Practices, TMS Fall Mtg., Indianapolis, Indiana. (November 2001) With L. Yowell and R. Smalley

     
     

    "Advanced Multifunctional Polymers and Composites for Space Applications." NRC Senior Fellow Exit Talk, NASA, JSC, Houston, TX. (January 2000)

     
     

    "Application of Carbon Nanotubes and Fullerenes for Thermal Management in Ceramics." MRS-Fall Conference, Boston,MASS. (December 2000.) With L. Yowell and B. Mayeaux

     
     

    "Augmenting Thermal Conductivity Using Fullerenes and Nanotubes." Meeting on Carbon Nanotubes, Knowledge Foundation, Miami, Fl. (April 2000) With L. Yowell, B. M. Mayeaux, L. Kurihara, V. Provenzano, and R. E. Smalley

     
     

    "Fully Integrated Nanotube Composites." NAVY Reserve Unit of the Houston area, Houston, TX. (September 2000)

     
     

    "Fully Integrated Nanotube Composites for Space Applications." Invited talk at the Training Workshop on Nano-Biotechnology, NASA Langley, Hampton, VA. (June 2000)

     
     

    "Key Methods for Developing Single Wall Nanotube Composites." Invited talk, University of Houston, College of Technology. (December 2000)

     
     

    "Key Methods for Developing Single Wall Nanotube Composites." MEMS Department Seminar, Rice University, Houston, TX. (September 2000)

     
     

    "Materials Processing With Fullerenes and Nanotubes." Engineering Week seminar, University of Texas Pan American. (February 2000)

     
     

    "Multifunctional Nanotube Composites for Space Applications." Invited talk, Canadian Space Agency, Montreal, Canada. (May 2000)

     
     

    "Nanotube Continuous Fibers." NASA-JSC, Houston, TX. (November 2000.) With Felipe Chibante

     
     

    "Nanotubes: From the Laboratory to the Manufacturing Floor." Engineering Week Banquet, Keynote Address, University of Texas Pan American. (February 2000)

     
     

    "The Role of Dispersed Nanoparticles in Thin Film Heat Transport." Nanospace 2000, Houston, TX. (January 2000) With Brian Mayeaux and Virgil Provenzano

     
     

    "Advanced Polymer Composites Using Nanotubes." NASA Ames. (August) With Invited

     
     

    "Advanced Polymer Composites Using Nanotubes." NASA White Sands Test Facility. (July) With (Invited)

     
     

    "Fullerene and Nanotubes: Current Research and Future Directions"." TMS Fall Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio. (November) With K. Lozano, A. Zheng, B. Mayeaux, N. Espinoza, L. Yowell, V. Provenzano, R. Shull, B. Files, J. Bonilla Rios

     
     

    "Purification and Functionalization of Vapor Grown Carbon Nanotubes and Single Wall Nanotubes." TMS Fall Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Novemner) With K. Lozano, B. Files, and F. Rodriguez-Macias

     
     

    "Development of Functional Nanostructures With Fullerenes." Cancun 98, Cancun, Mexico. (August 1998) With N. Espinoza, C. Hudson, K. Lozano, B. Mayeaux, J. Sims, and L. Zheng

     
     

    "Development of Materials Systems With Fullerenes and Nanotubes." University of Damstradt, Damstradt, Germany. (March 1998)

     
     

    "Development of Materials Systems With Fullerenes and Nanotubes." Joint European Research Center, Ispra, Italy. (March 1998)

     
     

    "Functional Nanostructured Materials: Applications of Fullerenes and Nanotubes." Nanospace 98, NASA, Houston, TX. (November 1998)

     
     

    "No Title." Materials Technology Consortium, with the Rice ASM students, Rice University. (April 1998)

     
     

    "Synthesis and Applications of Fullerenes and Nanotubes." International Research Congress, Cancun 98, Cancun, Mexico. (August 1998) With K. Lozano

     
     

    "Synthesis and Development of Nano Scale Affected Materials: An Overview." Nano Scale Science and Technology: An Overview, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX. (July 1998)

     
     

    "VGCF Reinforced Polypropylene Composites." Cancun 1998, Cancun, Mexico. (August 1998) With K. Lozano

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of High Temperature and Materials Science. Humana Pub.. (2002 - 2002)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Leonard Yowell, Ph.D. Thermal Management in Ceramics: Synthesis and Characterization of a Zirconia-Carbon Nanotube Composite. (2002) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Luis A. Melara, Ph.D. Computational Modeling of Internal Surfaces. (2002) (Committee Member)

     Grace Rojas, MS-Thesis Processing and Evaluation of a Carbon Fiber Epoxy Composite Reinforced In the Interlaminar Region With Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers”. (2006) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Jose Jaime Taha-Tijerina, Doctor of Philosophy Multifunctional Nanofluids with 2D Nanosheets for thermal management and tribological. (2014) (Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     2006 Protżgże to the Texas Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine., Texas Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (January 2006)

     2006 Hispanic Business Magazine 100 Influentials List, Hispanic Business magazine (October 2006)

     Distinguished Associate at Jones College, awarded by the College Masters (2006)., Jones College, Rice University (May 2006)

     2005 University of Texas at Austin, Department of Mechanical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni in the Distinguished Mechanical Engineer category, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin (October 2005)

     Protigie to the Texas Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine, Texas Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (January 2006)

     Distinguished College Associate, Jones College (May 2006)

     Distinguished UT Mechanical Engineering Alumni, The University of Texas (2005)

     2006 Hispanic Business Magazineżs 100 Influentials List, Hispanic Business Magazine (October 2006)

     Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Award Corporation Education Award, Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Award Corporation (2003)

     Nominated for a NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, National Science Foundation (May (2002))

     Member of the American Society of Materials, ASM International

     Member of the TMS Powder Materials Committee, TMS

     Member of The Materials Society, TMS

     Member of the ASM/TMS Joint Composites Committee, ASM/TMS

     Member of The Materials Society, TMS (2000)

     Member of the American Society of Materials, ASM International (2000)

     Member of the TMS Powder Materials Committee, TMS (2000)

     Chair of the ASM/TMS Joint Composites Committee, ASM/TMS (2000)

     Member of the American Society of Materials, ASM, International

     National Research Council Senior Research Fellow, NRC (January 4, 1999 to January 3, 2000)

     Member of The Materials Society, TMS

    Positions Held
     Chief Technical Officer, NanoRidge Materials, Inc.. (2007 - 2007)

     Associate Director, Texas Institute for Intelligent Materials and Structures. (2007 - 2007)

     Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science. (2007 - 2007)

     Cluster Leader, Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate. (2007 - 2007)