Nanomaterials by Design

Pablo Quijano Velasco

Graduate reading for DPhil Materials
Lincoln College
University of Oxford

Short Biography

I awarded my BSc in Chemistry with honours from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2016. For my final year project I worked under the supervision of Dr Diego Solis in the synthesis of organic cations for the synthesis of polymeric 2D organic-inorganic perovskite materials. In the past, I have also worked on the synthesis MOFs with block copolymer ligands (UCSD) and in the synthesis of inorganic thermoelectric materials (UNAM). I started my DPhil in Materials Science in the University of Oxford on 2016 under the supervision of Professor Nicole Grobert and Professor Kyriakos Porfyrakis.

Research Summary

Broadly, my research interest is the functionalization of inorganic materials with organic molecules with the objective of creating materials with a precise control in their structure and properties. My current project involves the synthesis and study of the self-assembly of CNT with polymers and polymer coated nanoparticles, in particular my research is focused on studying the different chemical interactions driving the self-assembly process.


The application of the surface energy based solubility parameter theory for the rational design of polymer-functionalized MWCNTs

P. Q. Velasco, K. Porfyrakis, N. Grobert
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019,21, 5331-5334


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