Phone: (787) 832-4040 Ext. 3748

Email: arturojh.hernandez@upr.edu

Office: IQ105N

Office Hours: TBA

Website(s): http://academic.uprm.edu/arturojh/index.htm

Lab(s): IQ101-HI, IQ01-I & IQ01-M

Field(s): Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoporous Materials, Zeolites, Coordination Polymers, Metal Organic Frameworks, Nanoporous Composites, Advanced Adsorption Applications

Current Course(s): TBA

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2004

  • Transport Phenomena
  • Adsorption Engineering
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Inorganic and Metal Organic Framework Materials
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Porous Composites
  • Separations via Adsorption
  • Purification and Ultrapurification of Gases
  • Removal of Contaminants of Emerging Concern from Water
  • Dr. Rodinson Arrieta
  • Ricardo Bacó, MS Student
  • Bethzaely Fernandez, PhD Student
  • Karina Riascos, PhD Student
  • Juan Carlos Muñoz, PhD Student
  • Silvana Urcia, PhD Student
  • 2016 Great Minds in STEM HENAAC Professional Achievement Award
  • 2016 Aerospace Startups Conference Honorific Mention Award
  • 2013 and 2014 UPRM College of Engineering Distinguished Researcher
  • 2006 – 2012 NSF-CAREER Award
  • 2004 – 2005, 2005 – 2006, 2007 – 2008, 2010 – 2011, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Chemical Engineering Outstanding Professor
  • 2004 NSF-EPSCoR Faculty Start-Up Award
  • 2004 University of Michigan, College of Engineering Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award
  • 2003 AIChE Separations Division Graduate Student Research Award in Adsorption and Ion Exchange – American Institute of Chemical Engineers/Praxair
  • 2003 ScholarPOWER Academic Award – University of Michigan/General Motors Corporation
  • 2001 GEM PhD Fellowship – National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
  • 2000 Rackham/NSF Fellowship – University of Michigan/National Science Foundation
  • Fu, R.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J. Boosting Sensitivity and Suppressing Artifacts Via Multi-Acquisition in Direct Polarization NMR Experiments with Small Flip-Angle Pulses. J. Magn. Reson.2018, 293, 34-40.DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2018.05.015
  • Ortiz-Martínez, K.; Vargas-Valentín, D.A. ; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J. Adsorption of Contaminants of Emerging Concern from Aqueous Solutions using Cu2+Amino Grafted SBA-15 Mesoporous Silica: Multi-Component and Metabolites Adsorption. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.  2018,57(18), 6426-6439. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b05168
  • Arrieta-Pérez, R.R.; Primera-Pedrozo, J.N.; Exley, J.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J.  Synthesis and Characterization of a Cu2(pzdc)2(bix) [pzdc: 2,3-pyrazinedicarboxylate; bix: 1,3-bis(imidazol-1-yl)benzene] Porous Coordination Pillared-Layer Network. Cryst. Growth Des. 2018, 18(3), 1676-1685. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01616
  • Wang, Y.; Chen, J.; Wei, X.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J.; Chen, Z. Unveiling Adsorption Mechanisms of Organic Pollutants onto Carbon Nanomaterials by DFT Computations and pp-LFER Modeling. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51(20), 11820-11828. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b02707
  • Wei, X.; Wang, Y.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J.; Chen, Z. Guidelines for Rational Design of High-Performance Absorbents: A Case Study of Zeolite Adsorbents for Emerging Pollutants in Water. Green Energ. Environ. 2017,2(4), 363-369. DOI: 10.1016/j.gee.2017.05.002
  • Ortiz-Martínez, K.; Reddy, P.; Cabrera-Lafaurie, W.A.;  Román, F.R.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J. Single and Multi-component Adsorptive Removal of Bisphenol A and 2,4-Dichlorophenol from Aqueous Solutions with Transition Metal Modified Inorganic-Organic Pillared Clay Composites: Effect of pH and Presence of Humic Acid. J. Hazard. Mater.2016, 312, 262–271.DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2016.03.073
  • Chen, H.; Riascos-Rodríguez, K. Marcano-González, M.E.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J. Cu2(pzdc)2L[L= dipyridyl-based ligands] Porous Coordination Polymers: Hysteretic Adsorption and Diffusion Kinetics of CO2and CH4. Chem. Eng. J. 2016, 283, 806-815.DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2015.08.017
  • Hernández-Maldonado, A.J.; Arrieta-Pérez, R.R.; Primera-Pedrozo, J.N.; Exley, J. Structure of a Porous Cu2(pzdc)2(bpp) (pzdc: pyrazine-2,3-dicarboxylate; bpp: 1,3-bis(4-pyridyl)propane) Coordination Polymer and Flexibility upon Concomitant Hysteretic CO2Adsorption. Cryst. Growth Des. 2015, 15(8), 4123-4131. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.5b00728
  • Guerrero-Medina, J.; Mass-González, G.; Pacheco-Londoño, L.; Hernández-Rivera, S.P.; Fu, R.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J. Long and Local Range Structural Changes in M[(bdc)(ted)0.5] (M= Zn, Ni or Cu) Metal Organic Frameworks upon Spontaneous Thermal Dispersion of LiCl and Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide. Microporous Mesoporous Mat.2015, 212, 8-17.DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2015.03.008
  • Hernández-Maldonado, A.J.; Blaney, L. Advances in Analysis, Treatment Technologies, and Environmental Fate of Emerging Contaminants. J. Hazard. Mater.2015, 282, 1. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.10.036
  • Marcano-González, M.E.; Fu, R.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J. Long and Local Range Structural Changes in Flexible Titanium Silicates with Variable Faulting Upon Thermal Treatment and Corresponding Adsorption and Particle Size Polydispersity Corrected Diffusion Parameters for CO2/CH4Separation. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2015,54(1), 207–216. DOI: 10.1021/ie5046044
  • Cao, X.-Y.; Hubbard, J.W.; Guerrero-Medina, J.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J.; Mathivathanan, L.; Rinaldi, C.; Sanakis, Y.; Raptis, R.G. Spin-glass Behavior of a Hierarchically-Organized, Hybrid Microporous Material, Based on an Extended Framework of Octanuclear Iron-Oxo Units. Dalton Trans.2015, 44, 3399-3409. DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02606C
  • Ortiz-Martínez, K.; Guerrero-Medina, K.J.; Román, F.R.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J. Transition Metal Modified Mesoporous Silica Adsorbents with Zero Microporosity for the Adsorption of Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) from Aqueous Solutions. Chem. Eng. J.2015, 264, 152-164.DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2014.11.068
  • Cabrera-Lafaurie, W.A.; Román, F.R.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J. Single and Multi-Component Adsorption of Salicylic Acid, Clofibric Acid, Carbamazepine and Caffeine from Water onto Transition Metal Modified and Partially Calcined Inorganic-Organic Pillared Clay Fixed Beds. J. Hazard. Mater.2015, 282, 174-182. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.03.009
  • Hernández-Maldonado, A.; Rivera-Ramos, M.; Arevalo-Hidalgo, A. Method for Removal of Carbon Dioxide from Light Gas Mixtures using Ion-Exchanged Silicoaluminophosphates: Preparation of Mn+-SAPO-34. US Patent App. 15/245,565 (Patent Allowed – Number Pending).
  • Hernández-Maldonado, A.; Rivera-Jiménez, S.M.; Méndez-González, S. Process for the Removal of Personal Care and Pharmaceutical Products from Water via Complexation-Based Adsorption using Transitions Metal Based Mesoporous Silica with Dense Walls and Large Pore Volume. US Patent App. 13/071,178 (Patent Allowed – Number Pending).
  • Hernández-Maldonado, A.; Rivera-Ramos, M.; Arevalo-Hidalgo, A. Removal of Carbon Dioxide from Gas Mixtures using Ion- Exchanged Silicoaluminophosphates. US Patent 9,623,364 (2017).
  • Hernández-Maldonado, A.; Primera-Pedrozo, J.N. Method of Synthesizing a Novel Adsorbent Titanosilicate Material (UPRM-5) US Patent 8,440,166 (2013).
  • Yang, R.T.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.; Takahashi, A.; Yang, F.H. Selective Sorbents for Purification of Hydrocarbons. U.S. Patent 7,094,333 (2006).
  • Yang, R.T.; Takahashi, A.; Yang, F.H.; Hernández-Maldonado, A. Selective Sorbents for Purification of Hydrocarbons Part 1. U.S. Patents 7,029,574 (2006).
  • Yang, R.T.; Takahashi, A.; Yang, F.H.; Hernández-Maldonado, A. Selective Sorbents for Purification of Hydrocarbons Part 2. U.S. Patents 7,053,256 (2006).
  • Yang, R.T.; Takahashi, A.; Yang, F.H.; Hernández-Maldonado, A. Selective Sorbents for Purification of Hydrocarbons Part 3. U.S. Patents 7,148,389 (2006).