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Mauricio Terrones


Mauricio Terrones - Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Técnica (MÉXICO)

Dr. Mauricio Terrones obtained his B.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics at the Iberian American University in Mexico City and earned his PhD in Chemical Physics at the University of Sussex, UK. He worked there as a postdoctoral research fellow and later in the Fullerene Science Centre, through a project funded by UC Santa Barbara and the Royal Society. He has hold different positions at the University of London, the Max Planck Institute at Stuttgart (Germany), the University of Lovain (Belgium), the International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) at the National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan and has been a level for 10 years III Full Professor (Tenure) at the Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica IPICYT (San Luis Potosí, México).

Dr. Terrones is currently full Professor at the Physics Department of the Penn Sate University (USA) and distinguished Professor at the Exotic Nanocarbon Research Center, Shinshu University, in Japan. His research areas include the synthesis and application of new carbon nanostructures and the study of self-assembly.

He has presented his research in more than 90 international conferences in England, Austria, USA, Hungary, Belgium, Germany and Japan, and has co-authored more than 260 publications in prestigious international journals, such as Nature and Science.

Dr. Terrones has been awarded several prizes among which the UNESCO-Javed Huasain Prize for Young Scientists, the Japan Carbon Award for Innovative Research by the Japan Carbon Society, TANSO, and the TWAS Prize in Engineering Science by the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World.


PROJECT: Collaboration related to the fabrication of polymer composites using carbon nanotubes as fillers and experimental work related to the anchorage of ferromagnetic nanoparticles on the surface of nanotubes. Additional experiments related to the dispersion and characterization of different carbon nanotubes from the Terrones group have also been carried out.



Title: "Defect Engineering in Carbon Nanostructures"

Author: Mauricio Terrones

Date: May 24, 2010

Time: 13:00h

Place: Sala Adoración de Miguel 1.2.C.16


1. Terrones, M. (2010). “Nanomaterials Research: A big step for Ecuador”. Nature Materials 9, 704-705 [News & Views].
2. Terrones, M. “Structural changes to aid science in developing countries” (2010). Nature 464, 486-486 [Nature Correspondence].
3. Terrones, M., Botello-Méndez, A.R., Campos-Delgado, J., López-Urías, F., Vega-Cantú, Y.I., Rodríguez-Macías, F.J., Elias, A.L., Muñoz-Sandoval, E., Cano-Márquez, A.G., Charlier, J.-C., Terrones, H. (2010). “Graphene and graphite nanoribbons: Morphology, properties, synthesis, defects and applications”. Nano Today 5, 351-372.
4. Cruz-Silva, E., Botello-Méndez, A.R., Barnett, Z.M., Jia, X., Dresselhaus, M.S., Terrones, H., Terrones, M., Sumpter, B.G., Meunier, V. (2010). “Controlling Edge Morphology in Graphene Layers Using Electron Irradiation: From Sharp Atomic Edges to Coalesced Layers Forming Loops”. Physical Review Letters 105, 045501.
5. Morelos-Gómez, A, López-Urías, F., Muñoz-Sandoval, E., Dennis, C.L., Shull, R.D., Terrones, H., Terrones, M. (2010). “Controlling high coercivities of ferromagnetic nanowires encapsulated in carbon nanotubes”. Journal of Materials Chemistry 20, 5906-5914. [cover issue]
6. F. Villalpando-Paez, L. G. Moura, C. Fantini, H. Muramatsu, T. Hayashi, Y. A. Kim, M. Endo, M. Terrones, M. A. Pimenta, and M. S. Dresselhaus (2010). “Tunable Raman spectroscopy study of CVD and peapod-derived bundled and individual double-wall carbon nanotubes”. Physical Review B 82, 155416.
7. Joly, V. L.J., Kiguchi, M., Hao, S.J., Takai, K., Enoki, T., Sumii, R., Amemiya, K., Muramatsu, H., Hayashi, T., Kim, Y.A., Endo, M., Campos-Delgado, J., López-Urías, F., Botello-Méndez, A., Terrones, H., Terrones, M., Dresselhaus, M.S. (2010). “Observation of magnetic edge state in graphene nanoribbons”. Physical Review B 81, 245428.
8. Terrones, M. (2010). “Sharpening the Chemical Scissors to Unzip Carbon Nanotubes: Crystalline Graphene Nanoribbons”. ACS Nano 4, 1775-1781. [PERSPECTIVE].
9. Kim, J.H., Kataoka, M., Shimamoto, D., Muramatsu, H., Jung, Y.C., Hayashi, T., Kim, Y.A., Endo, M., Park, J.S., Saito, R., Terrones, M., Dresselhaus, M.S. (2010). “Raman and Fluorescence Spectroscopic Studies of a DNA-Dispersed Double- Walled Carbon Nanotube Solution”. ACS Nano 4, 1060-1066.