Jorge Almodovar

Caridade, S. G., Monge, C., Almodóvar, J., Guillot, R., Lavaud, J., Josserand, V.,  Picart, C. (2015). Myoconductive and osteoinductive free-standing polysaccharide membranes. Acta Biomaterialia, 15, 139-149.

Monge, C., Almodóvar, J., Boudou, T., & Picart, C. (2015). Spatio-Temporal Control of LbL Films for Biomedical Applications: From 2D to 3D. Advanced Healthcare Materials Adv. Healthcare Mater., 4(6), 811-830.

Dalonneau, F., Liu, X. Q., Sadir, R., Almodovar, J., Mertani, H. C., Bruckert, F.,  Picart, C. (2014). The effect of delivering the chemokine SDF-1α in a matrix-bound manner on myogenesis. Biomaterials, 35(15), 4525-4535.

Almodóvar, J., Guillot, R., Monge, C., Vollaire, J., Selimović, Š, Coll, J.,  Picart, C. (2014). Spatial patterning of BMP-2 and BMP-7 on biopolymeric films and the guidance of muscle cell fate. Biomaterials, 35(13), 3975-3985.

Almodóvar, J., Crouzier, T., Selimović, Š, Boudou, T., Khademhosseini, A.,  Picart, C. (2013). Gradients of physical and biochemical cues on polyelectrolyte multilayer films generated via microfluidics. Lab on a Chip Lab Chip, 13(8), 1562.


Ubaldo M. Córdova-Figueroa

Dey, K. K., Zhao, X., Tansi, B. M., Méndez-Ortiz, W. J., Córdova-Figueroa, U. M., Golestanian, R., & Sen, A. (2015). Micromotors Powered by Enzyme Catalysis. Nano Letters Nano Lett., 15(12), 8311-8315.

Díaz-Maldonado, M., & Córdova-Figueroa, U. M. (2015). On the anisotropic response of a Janus drop in a shearing viscous fluid. J. Fluid Mech. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 770.

Ye, C., Kennedy, L., Shirk, K., Córdova-Figueroa, U. M., Youngblood, J., & Martinez, C. J. (2015). CNC-loaded hydrogel particles generated from single- and double-emulsion drops. Green Materials, 3(1), 25-34.

Sengupta, S., Patra, D., Ortiz-Rivera, I., Agrawal, A., Shklyaev, S., Dey, K. K., . . . Sen, A. (2014). Self-powered enzyme micropumps. Nature Chemistry Nature Chem, 6(5), 415-422.

Shklyaev, S., Brady, J. F., & Córdova-Figueroa, U. M. (2014). Non-spherical osmotic motor: Chemical sailing. J. Fluid Mech. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 748, 488-520.


Patricia Ortiz-Bermudez

Mora-Navarro, C., Caraballo-León, J., Torres-Lugo, M., & Ortiz-Bermúdez, P. (2015). Synthetic antimicrobial β -peptide in dual-treatment with fluconazole or ketoconazole enhances the in vitro inhibition of planktonic and biofilm Candida albicans. Journal of Peptide Science J. Pept. Sci., 21(12), 853-861.

Mora-Navarro C., Caraballo-León J., Torres-Lugo M., Ortiz-Bermudez P. (Nov. 2014) “Combination treatment of azole with a β-peptide enhances the in vitro biological activity towards C. albicans in planktonic and biofilm growth” MRS Fall Meeting (Poster), Conference Paper

Mora-Navarro C., Palecek S., Ortiz-Bermudez P. (Oct. 2013) “Characterization of the Molecular Response Towards β-Peptide in Fungi and Mammalian Cells”, AMIC (University of Wisconsin), Conference Paper

Ortiz-Bermudez P., Seguel J., Cabrera-Rios M (2011) “Building the Biological and Statistical Background for Bioinformatics and Engineers at UPR”, WORLDCOMP 2011 Frontiers in Education, Computer Science and Computer Engineers Proceedings

Lindberg, S. M., & Hyde, J. S. (2007, March). Mother-child interactions during mathematics homework: Socialization of gender differentiation? Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.


Aldo Acevedo

Diestra-Cruz, H., Bukusoglu, E., Abbott, N. L., & Acevedo, A. (2015). Hierarchical Microstructures Formed by Bidisperse Colloidal Suspensions within Colloid-in-Liquid Crystal Gels. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(13), 7153-7162.

Herrera-Posada, S., Calcagno, B. O., & Acevedo, A. (2015). Thermal, Mechanical and Magneto-Mechanical Characterization of Liquid Crystalline Elastomers Loaded with Iron Oxide Nanoparticles. MRS Proc. MRS Proceedings, 1718.

Herrera-Posada S., Acevedo A. (Sept. 2014) “Introducing Viscoelasticity to Precollege Students Through a Composite Bouncing Balls Hands-On Experiment”, Journal of Materials Education

Acevedo, A., Takhistov, P., Rosa, C. P., & Florián, V. (2014). Thermal gelation of aqueous hydroxypropylmethylcellulose solutions with SDS and hydrophobic drug particles. Carbohydrate Polymers, 102, 74-79.

Herrera-Posada S., Calcagno B., Acevedo A. (Nov 2013) “337609 Synthesis and Characterization of a Polysiloxane Based Magnetic Liquid Crystalline Elastomer Composite”, ’13 AIChe Annual Meeting, Conference Paper


Madeline Torres-Lugo

Alvarez-Berrios, M. P., Castillo, A., Merida, F., Mendez, J., Rinaldi, C., & Torres-Lugo, M. (2015). Enhanced proteotoxic stress: One of the contributors for hyperthermic potentiation of the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib using magnetic nanoparticles. Biomater. Sci., 3(2), 391-400.

Gavira, J. A., Cera-Manjarres, A., Ortiz, K., Mendez, J., Jimenez-Torres, J. A., Patiño-Lopez, L. D., & Torres-Lugo, M. (2014). Use of Cross-Linked Poly(ethylene glycol)-Based Hydrogels for Protein Crystallization. Crystal Growth & Design, 14(7), 3239-3248.

Torres-Lugo, M., Alvarez-Berrios, M. P., Castillo, A., & Rinaldi, C. (2013). Magnetic fluid hyperthermia enhances cytotoxicity of bortezomib in sensitive and resistant cancer cell lines. International Journal of Nanomedicine IJN, 145.

Torres-Lugo, M., & Rinaldi, C. (2013). Thermal potentiation of chemotherapy by magnetic nanoparticles. Nanomedicine, 8(10), 1689-1707.

Ayala, V., Herrera, A. P., Latorre-Esteves, M., Torres-Lugo, M., & Rinaldi, C. (2013). Effect of surface charge on the colloidal stability and in vitro uptake of carboxymethyl dextran-coated iron oxide nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoparticle Research J Nanopart Res, 15(8).


Silvina Cancelos

Moraga, F. J., Cancelos, S., & Lahey, J. R. (2006). Modeling Wall-Induced Forces On Bubbles For Inclined Walls. Multiphase Science and Technology MultScienTechn, 18(2), 111-133.

Vhora S.S., Cancelos S., Bolotnov I.A. (Dec. 2012) “Interface tracking study of bubble/wall interaction”, Transactions of The American Nuclear SOCIETY 109:1618-1620

Valentin, F. I., & Cancelos, S. (2012). Predicting Bubble Migration due to Bjerknes Force in a Complex 3D Geometry: Numerical and Experimental Results. Volume 2: Fora.

Valentin, F. I., & Cancelos, S. (2012). Detecting Presence of Bubbles Within Simulated Blood Vessels Using a Piezoelectric Ring Set to Oscillate at Matching Resonant Conditions. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B.

Cancelos, S., Moraga, F. J., Lahey, R. T., Shain, W., & Parsons, R. H. (2010). The effect of acoustically-induced cavitation on the permeance of a bullfrog urinary bladder. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 128(5), 2726.


Rafael Mendez

Mateo-Ortiz, D., & Méndez, R. (2015). Relationship between residence time distribution and forces applied by paddles on powder attrition during the die filling process. Powder Technology, 278, 111-117.

Florian-Algarin, M., & Méndez, R. (2015). Effect of material properties and design parameters on the final blend uniformity using experimental and simulation results. Powder Technology, 276, 156-165.

Colón, Y. M., Florian, M. A., Acevedo, D., Méndez, R., & Romañach, R. J. (2014). Near Infrared Method Development for a Continuous Manufacturing Blending Process. Journal of Pharmaceutical Innovation J Pharm Innov, 9(4), 291-301.

Pingali, K. C., & Mendez, R. (2014). Physicochemical behavior of pharmaceutical particles and distribution of additives in tablets due to process shear and lubricant composition. Powder Technology, 268, 1-8.

Florian-Algarin, M., & Méndez, R. (2014). Blend uniformity and powder phenomena inside the continuous tumble mixer using DEM simulations. AIChE Journal AIChE J., 61(3), 792-801.


Pedro Tarafa

Tarafa, P. J., Williams, E., Panvelker, S., Zhang, J., & Matthews, M. A. (2011). Removing endotoxin from metallic biomaterials with compressed carbon dioxide-based mixtures. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 55(3), 1052-1058.

Tarafa, P. J., & Matthews, M. A. (2010). Phase equilibrium for surfactant Ls-54 in liquid CO2 with water and solubility estimation using the Peng–Robinson equation of state. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 298(2), 212-218.

Tarafa, P. J., Jiménez, A., Zhang, J., & Matthews, M. A. (2010). Compressed carbon dioxide (CO2) for decontamination of biomaterials and tissue scaffolds. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 53(1-3), 192-199.

Tarafa P., Jiménez A., Zhang J., Matthews M.A (Nov. 2008) “Liquid and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide for Decontamination of Biomedical Materials”, 2008 AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Paper,


Sangchul S. Hwang

Hwang S., Soto-Pérez L., Vázquez-Rivera N., Molina-Bas O. (Oct. 2015) “Effect of surfactant-coated nano-iron oxide admixture on the properties of cement paste containing non-compliant waste fly ash”, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management

Soto-Pérez L., Hwang S. (Oct. 2015) “Mix design and pollution control potential of pervious concrete with non-compliant waste fly ash”, Journal of Environmental Management

Soto-Pérez, L., López, V., & Hwang, S. S. (2015). Response Surface Methodology to optimize the cement paste mix design: Time-dependent contribution of fly ash and nano-iron oxide as admixtures. Materials & Design, 86, 22-29.

Jo, M., Soto, L., Arocho, M., John, J. S., & Hwang, S. (2015). Optimum mix design of fly ash geopolymer paste and its use in pervious concrete for removal of fecal coliforms and phosphorus in water. Construction and Building Materials, 93, 1097-1104.

Vázquez-Rivera, N. I., Soto-Pérez, L., John, J. N., Molina-Bas, O. I., & Hwang, S. S. (2015). Optimization of pervious concrete containing fly ash and iron oxide nanoparticles and its application for phosphorus removal. Construction and Building Materials, 93, 22-28.


Carlos Velazquez

Obregón, L., Quiñones, L., & Velázquez, C. (2013). Model predictive control of a fluidized bed dryer with an inline NIR as moisture sensor. Control Engineering Practice, 21(4), 509-517.

Mendez, R., Muzzio, F. J., & Velazquez, C. (2011). Powder hydrophobicity and flow properties: Effect of feed frame design and operating parameters. AIChE Journal AIChE J., 58(3), 697-706.

Mendez, R., Muzzio, F., & Velazquez, C. (2010). Study of the effects of feed frames on powder blend properties during the filling of tablet press dies. Powder Technology, 200(3), 105-116.

Obregón, L., Realpe, A., & Velázquez, C. (2010). Mixing of granular materials, part II: Effect of particle size under periodic shear. Powder Technology, 201(3), 193-200.

Obregón, L., Realpe, A., Rinaldi, C., & Velázquez, C. (2010). Mixing of granular materials. Part I: Effect of periodic shear. Powder Technology, 197(1-2), 9-16.


Paul Sundaram

Santiago-Medina, P., Sundaram, P. A., & Diffoot-Carlo, N. (2015). Titanium Oxide: A Bioactive Factor in Osteoblast Differentiation. International Journal of Dentistry, 2015, 1-9.

Cora-Cruz, J., Diffoot-Carlo, N., & Sundaram, P. (2016). Vinculin expression in MC3T3-E1 cells in response to mechanical stimulus. Data in Brief, 6, 94-100.

Ramos-Saenz, C. R., & Sundaram, P. A. (2015). Wear behavior of oxidized Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb (at. %), Ti-6Al-4V and Cp-Ti under dry and lubricated conditions. JBEI Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, 2(1).

Bueno-Vera, J., Torres-Zapata, I., Sundaram, P., Diffoot-Carlo, N., & Vega-Olivencia, C. (2015). Electrochemical characterization of MC3T3-E1 cells cultured on γTiAl and Ti–6Al–4V alloys. Bioelectrochemistry, 106, 316-327.

Rodriguez, L. L., Sundaram, P. A., Rosim-Fachini, E., Padovani, A. M., & Diffoot-Carlo, N. (2013). Plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings on γTiAl alloy for potential biomedical applications. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials J. Biomed. Mater. Res., 102(5), 988-1001.


Oscar Perales

Hossain, F., Perales-Perez, O. J., Hwang, S., & Román, F. (2014). Antimicrobial nanomaterials as water disinfectant: Applications, limitations and future perspectives. Science of The Total Environment, 466-467, 1047-1059.

Alamo-Nole, L., Bailon-Ruiz, S., Cruz-Acuna, R., Perales-Perez, O., & Roman, F. R. (2014). Quantum Dots of ZnSe(S) Doped with Copper as Nanophotocatalyst in the Degradation of Organic Dyes. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 14(9), 7333-7339.

Cedeño-Mattei, Y., Reyes, M., Perales-Pérez, O., & Román, F. R. (2013). Size-Controlled Synthesis of MgO Nanoparticles and the Assessment of Their Bactericidal Capacity. MRS Proc. MRS Proceedings, 1547, 135-140.

Cedeño-Mattei, Y., Perales-Pérez, O., & Uwakweh, O. N. (2013). Effect of high-energy ball milling time on structural and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline cobalt ferrite powders. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 341, 17-24.

Pineda, T., Perales-Pérez, O., & Román-Velázquez, F. (2013). Effect of Surface Functionalization on the Adsorption of Arsenic Using Magnetite Nanocrystals. Adsorption Science & Technology, 31(9), 807-822.


Maribella Domenech

Powers, G. L., Hammer, K. D., Domenech, M., Frantskevich, K., Malinowski, R. L., Bushman, W., . . . Marker, P. C. (2014). Phosphodiesterase 4D Inhibitors Limit Prostate Cancer Growth Potential. Molecular Cancer Research, 13(1), 149-160.

Domenech, M., Marrero-Berrios, I., Torres-Lugo, M., & Rinaldi, C. (2013). Lysosomal Membrane Permeabilization by Targeted Magnetic Nanoparticles in Alternating Magnetic Fields. ACS Nano, 7(6), 5091-5101.

Powers, G. L., Hammer, K. D., Su, X., Domenech, M., Beebe, D. J., & Marker, P. C. (2013). Abstract B22: The role of phosphodiesterase 4D and the microenvironment in prostate cancer. Cancer Research Cancer Res, 73(3 Supplement).

Domenech, M., Bjerregaard, R., Bushman, W., & Beebe, D. J. (2012). Hedgehog signaling in myofibroblasts directly promotes prostate tumor cell growth. Integr. Biol. Integrative Biology, 4(2), 142.

Hammer, K. D., Domenech, M., Beebe, D., & Marker, P. C. (2011). Abstract 3046: Phosphodiesterase 4D (PDE4D) as a new drug target for prostate cancer. Cancer Research Cancer Res, 71(8 Supplement), 3046-3046.


Rodolfo Romañach

Romañach, R. J., Román-Ospino, A. D., & Alcalà, M. (2016). A Procedure for Developing Quantitative Near Infrared (NIR) Methods for Pharmaceutical Products. Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology Process Simulation and Data Modeling in Solid Oral Drug Development and Manufacture, 133-158.

Hernández Torres, E.; Pawar, P.; Rodriguez, S.; Lysenko, S.; Muzzio, F. J.; Romañach, R. J.,The Effect of Shear Applied During a Pharmaceutical Process on Near Infrared Spectra. Applied spectroscopy Accepted for Publication.

Osorio, J. G., Vanarase, A. U., Romañach, R. J., & Muzzio, F. J. (2015). Continuous Powder Mixing. Pharmaceutical Blending and Mixing Cullen/Pharmaceutical Blending and Mixing, 101-127.

Romañach, R. J. (2015). Sampling and Determination of Adequacy of Mixing. Pharmaceutical Blending and Mixing Cullen/Pharmaceutical Blending and Mixing, 57-78.

Romañach, R., & Esbensen, K. (2015). Sampling in pharmaceutical manufacturing—Many opportunities to improve today’s practice through the Theory of Sampling (TOS). TOS Forum, 2015(4), 5.


Junqiang Lu

Wang, L., Luo, G., Valencia, D., Llavina, C. H., Sabirianov, R. F., Lu, J., . . . Cheung, C. L. (2013). Electronic structures and properties of lanthanide hexaboride nanowires. J. Appl. Phys. Journal of Applied Physics, 114(14), 143709.

Valencia, D., Lu, J., Wu, J., Liu, F., Zhai, F., & Jiang, Y. (2013). Electronic transmission in Graphene suppressed by interlayer interference. AIP Advances, 3(10), 102125.

Lu, J., Gonzalez, J., Sierra, C., & Li, Y. (2013). Nanoscale capacitance: A classical charge-dipole approximation. AIP Advances, 3(10), 102104.

Luo, J., Valencia, D., & Lu, J. (2011). Annular wave packets at Dirac points in graphene and their probability-density oscillation. The Journal of Chemical Physics J. Chem. Phys., 135(22), 224707.

Zhang, Y., Lu, X., Jiang, Y., Teng, B., & Lu, J. (2011). Structural and Magnetic Instability of Bilayer and Trilayer Zigzag Graphene Nanoribbons. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience Jnl of Comp & Theo Nano, 8(12), 2448-2453.