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Field(s):Catalysis, Reaction Engineering, Thermodynamics, Computational Methods

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Curriculum Vitae:

  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
  • Paul Meza Morales
  • Yohaselly Santiago Rodriguez
  • Brian D Montejo Valencia
  • Radames Irizarry Castillo
  • P. J. Meza-Morales, A. Santana-Vargas, M.C. Curet-Arana, “DFT Analysis of Coordination Polymer Ligands: Unraveling the Electrostatic Properties and Their Effect on CO2 Interaction”, Adsorption, 2015, DOI:10.1007/s10450-015-9692-6
  • Y. Santiago-Rodríguez, M.C. Curet-Arana, “Quantum Mechanical Study of the Reaction of CO2 and Ethylene Oxide Catalyzed by Metal-?salen Complexes: Effect of the Metal Center and the Axial Ligand”, Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis, 2015, DOI:10.1007/s11144-015-0904-6
  • B. Montejo-Valencia, M.C. Curet-Arana, “DFT Study of the Lewis Acidities and Relative Hydrothermal Stabilities of BEC and BEA Zeolites Substituted with Ti, Sn, and Ge”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2015, 119, 4148-4157. DOI: 10.1021/jp512269s.
  • Y. Santiago-Rodríguez, J.A. Herron, M.C. Curet-Arana, M. Mavrikakis, “Atomic and Molecular Adsorption on Au(111)”, Surface Science, 2014, 627, 57-69.
  • O.J. García-Ricard, P. Meza-Morales, J.C. Silva-Martínez, M.C. Curet-Arana, J.A. Hogan, A. J. Hernández-Maldonado, “Carbon Dioxide Adsorption, Storage, and Sustained Delivery by Cu2(pzdc)2L [L= dipyridyl-based ligand] Pillared-Layer Porous Coordination Networks for Portable Closed-Volume Applications”, Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, 2013, 177; 54-58.
  • M.C. Curet-Arana, P. Meza-Morales, R. Irizarry and R. Soler. “Quantum Chemical Determination of Stable Intermediates on CO2 Adsorption onto Metal-Salen Complexes” Topics in Catalysis, 2012, 55, 260-266.
  • G. Emberger, M.C. Curet-Arana, D. Majumder, R.W. Gurney, M.L. Merlau, S.T. Nguyen, R.Q. Snurr and L.J. Broadbelt. “Microkinetic Analysis of the Epoxidation of Styrene Catalyzed by (porphyrin)Mn Encapsulated in Molecular Squares”, Journal of Catalysis A: Chemical, 2009, 266, 154-155.
  • M.C. Curet-Arana, R.Q. Snurr and L.J. Broadbelt, “Quantum Chemical Analysis of the Reaction Pathway for Styrene Epoxidation Catalyzed by Mn-Porphyrins” in Mechanisms in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Epoxidation Catalysis, edited by S.T. Oyama, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2008.
  • M.C. Curet-Arana, G.E. Emberger, L.J. Broadbelt and R.Q. Snurr. “Quantum Chemical Determination of Stable Intermediates for Alkene Epoxidation with Mn-Porphyrin Catalysts”, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2008, 285, 120-127.