Group Members

Group Leader

Dr. Carlos Espinoza-González

carlos.espinoza@ciqa.edu.mx

Dr. Carlos Espinoza is the leader of the Sonomimetikos Research Group, which is involved in the design and development of polymeric nanocomposites using biomimetic as design strategy, and ultrasound technology as green processing technique. Carlos received his BEng degree in Chemical Engineering from National University of Engineering, Nicaragua, in 2005. Then, He received his M.S degree and Ph.D degree in Polymer Technology from Research Centre for Applied Chemistry, Mexico, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. His dissertation was on mechanisms for ultrasonic treatment of polymer melts. He was awarded  with a Research Stay Fellow by CONACyT in 2011 to realize ultrasonic characterization of polymers at University of Salento in Italy, under the guidance of Prof. Alfonso Maffezzoli and Dra. Francesca Lionetto. He still maintains projects collaboration with them. He realized a Postdoctoral Research within FP7-NMP-2010-EU-Mexico project from Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, and he also visited the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland in 2013. He is currently a researcher in Department of Advanced Materials at CIQA, and he belongs to National System of Researchers (at present SNI-I) since 2013. He has served as reviewer for Macromolecular Symposia and Journal of Polymer Engineering. He is also Co-Coordinator within the Biomimicry-Inspired Scientific and Technological Cluster (BioMimic), which facilities are located at Institute of Ecology (INECOL), Coatepec, Mexico.

Master`s Degree Students

B.Ch.E Roberto López joined Sonomimetikos` group in summer 2015 as a M.S. Student. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from National University of Engineering, Nicaragua, in 2013. His research is focused on ultrasound-assisted graphene exfoliation in natural polymer melts and its morphological characterization.

B.Ch.E Roberto López-Muñoz

jrobertpez@gmail.com

Undergraduate`s Students

Noé Navarro is an undergraduate student in the class of 2012 at Technological Institute of Saltillo (ITS). He plans to graduate with a B.S in Advanced Materials Engineering. Noé began his undergraduate research with Sonomimetikos`group in the Summer of 2015. Currently, he works on biomimetic systems for slow/controlled releasing fertilizers using chemically-modified polymers by ultrasound. He is involved whitin a collaboration project with Dra. Claudia Pérez`s group from Biomimicry-Inspired Scientific and Technological Cluster (BioMimic) in Veracruz, Mexico.

Noé Navarro-Guajardo

nbng.94@gmail.com

Aimee Hernández is an undergraduate student in the class of 2012 at Technological Institute of Saltillo (ITS). She plans to graduate with a B.S in Advanced Materials Engineering. Aimee began her undergraduate research with Sonomimetikos` group in the Summer of 2015. Her research will be focused on ultrasound-assisted synthesis of amphiphilic colloidal particles (Janus particles).

Aimee Hernández-López

aimee_alehdz@hotmail.com

Rubén Téllez is an undergraduate student in the class of 2012 at Technological Institute of Saltillo (ITS). He plans to graduate with a B.S in Advanced Materials Engineering. Rubén began his undergraduate research with Sonomimetikos` group in the Summer of 2015. Currently, he works on biomimetic systems for slow/controlled releasing fertilizers using chemically-modified polymers by ultrasound. He is also involved whitin a collaboration project with Dra. Claudia Pérez´s group from Biomimicry-Inspired Scientific and Technological Cluster (BioMimic) in Veracruz, Mexico.

Rubén Téllez-Zablah

jr_ruben10@hotmail.com

Fátima Hernández is a B.S in Biotechnology Engineering graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) in the class of 2012. She began her posgraduate research with Sonomimetikos` group in the Summer of 2016. Her research will be focused on biodiversity of plants in arid areas as resource for sustainable development of high value-added materials, through biomimetic approaches.

Fátima Dávila-Hernández

fatima.a.davila@gmail.com