Fernando J. Rodríguez Macías, Ph.D.

Fernando J. Rodríguez Macías, Ph.D.

Research Areas:

  • Carbon nanomaterials: synthesis and functionalization
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Nanocarbon and quantum dot composites
  • Nitrogen-doped carbon nanomaterials
  • Graphene nanoribbons and low dimensional nanocarbons

The research of Prof. Fernando J. Rodriguez-Macias centers on production, chemical functionalization and composites of nanostructured carbon materials. Other research interests include nitrogen doped carbon nanostructures, graphene nanoribbons, nanodevices, bionanotechnology and biocompatibility of nanomaterials.

He graduated with a B.Sc. (chemistry, with honors) from Tecnologico de Monterrey. He obtained his M.A. (chemistry) from Rice University in 1999, working with Prof. Richard E. Smalley (Nobel Prize, Chemistry, 1996) in laser production and purification of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT). He then did research in composites of CNT and polymers with Prof. Enrique V. Barrera at Rice, receiving his Ph.D. (chemistry), then doing a postdoc in materials science.

He joined the Materials Department of IPICYT (San Luis Potosí, Mexico) in 2005, becoming a full professor in 2009, doing research in composites of nitrogen-doped CNT and graphene nanoribbons.

In 2012, he joined the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE, Recife, Brazil) as a visiting professor of the Materials Science Graduate Program, doing research on carbon-carbon composites and quantum dot-CNT composites.

In 2016, he joined Tecnológico de Monterrey as a researcher in the Center for Innovation in Design and Technology, and as a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience, where he develops research projects in nanotechnology.

Among other honors, he received the Harry B. Weiser Scholarship for Excellence in Teaching of Chemistry at Rice University, and is a member of México’s National Research System (SNI). His publications in Science, Nano Letters, Nanotechnology, and other high impact journals have received thousands of cites, and has an h-index of 11.

Email: fernando.jrm@itesm.mx

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