Associate Professor, Chemistry
“My two main foci are nanotechnology and heterogeneous catalysis. I am interested in the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles, specifically platinum, tin, copper, nickel, and iron with the application of catalysis and magnetic systems. Students in my group do synthesis and characterization of these particles. Some of the techniques that are used are transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The purpose of my research is to develop new and more efficient catalyst for industrial applications, as well as to study the interactions of metals in bimetallic nanoparticle systems.”
Dr. Morales’ scholarly work can be found at ResearchGate.
- Ph.D., University of California, Riverside
- B.S., Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela