Phone: (787) 832-4040 Ext. 6451


Office: IQ-205-K

Office Hours: 


Lab(s): IQ-102-A

Field(s): Colloidal and interfacial phenomena, surfactant science

Current Course(s): INQU 4010, INQU 5021, INQU 6029, INQU 8996

Curriculum Vitae: Claribel Acevedo-Velez_CV

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011.

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez, 2006.

INQU 4010 Momentum transfer Operations

INQU 5021 Chemical Engineering Process Design I

INQU 4027 Chemical Engineering Seminar

INQU 6029 Graduate Seminar

INQU 8996 Doctoral Seminar

Colloidal and interfacial phenomena, surfactant science, hydrophobic effect, nanoscale science.

Graduate students:

Lucas Capre Masó

Kevin Zabala Rodríguez

Undergraduate students:

Nicole Pagán Aponte

Alberto Rodríguez Negrón

Mariela Rodríguez Otero

Gabriel Sánchez Velázquez

Hosea Santiago Cruz

1. Ma, C. D.; Acevedo-Vélez, C.; Wang, C.; Gellman, S. H.; Abbott, N. L. Interaction of the Hydrophobic Tip of an Atomic Force Microscope with Oligopeptides Immobilized Using Short and Long Tethers. Langmuir 201632, 2985-2995. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b04618.

2. Ma, C. D.; Wang, C.; Acevedo-Vélez, C.; Gellman, S. H.; Abbott, N. L. Modulation of Hydrophobic Interactions by Proximally Immobilized Ions. Nature2015, 517, 347-350. doi: 10.1038/nature14018.

3. Acevedo-Vélez, C., Andre, G., Dufrêne, Y.F., Gellman, S.H., Abbott, N.L Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy of β-Peptides That Display Well-Defined Three-Dimensional Chemical Patterns. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011133, 3981-3988. doi: 10.1021/ja1089183.

4. Pal, S. K.; Acevedo-Vélez, C.; Hunter, J. T.; Abbott, N. L. Effects of Divalent Ligand Interactions on Surface-Induced Ordering of Liquid Crystals. Chem. Mater.201022, 5474-5482. doi: 10.1021/cm1011058.

5. Mukherjee, J.; Das, S.; Yu, W.; Acevedo-Vélez, C.; Rozowski, P.M.; Falcone-Potts, S.K. Filtration and Reuse of Surfactant-containing Produced Water for Oil Recovery, WO2017077355 A1, 2017.

6. Acevedo-Vélez, C.; Yu, W.; Buckner, W.G.; Mukherjee, J. Method for Subterranean Petroleum Recovery using a Surfactant Blend, WO 2016048765 A1, 2016.

7. Acevedo-Vélez, C.; Mukherjee, J.; Yu, W.; Mounzer, H.; Buckner, W.; Falcone-Potts, S.; Hernandez, M. Chemical Solutions for Improved Waterflooding in Carbonate Reservoirs. In Society of Petroleum Engineers – 30th Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, ADIPEC 2014: Challenges and Opportunities for the Next 30 Years; Society of Petroleum Engineers: Abu Dhabi, 2014.