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Field(s):Catalysis, Reaction Engineering, Energy and Sustainability, Environment, Nanomaterials

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Curriculum Vitae:

  • 1989    Ph.D.    University of Wisconsin, Madison (Chemical Engineering)
  • 1983    B.S.     University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (Chemical Engineering)
  • INQU4017 Chemical Engineering Kinetics And Catalysis
  • INQU4998 Undergraduate Research
  • INQU5995 Special Problems
  • INQU6005 Reactor Design
  • INQU6025 Catalysis
  • INQU8995 Special Problems
  • INQU8999 Doctoral Dissertation
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainability
  • Multifunctional Nanostructured Catalytic Materials
  • Darlene Z. Galloza Lorenzo
  • Damian Reyes Luyanda
  • 2014 Honorary Member of Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2013 Star – Educator for Higher Education Award, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Inc.
  • 2010 Distinguished Chemical Engineering Professor, UPRM
  • 2010 Best Chemical Engineering Professor, Elected by students, UPRM
  • 1996 Chemical Engineering Productivity Award, UPRM
  • 1995 Distinguished Chemical Engineering Professor, UPRM
  • 1987 The Giauque Memorial Award, Boulder, Colorado
  • 1987 Chevron Fellowship, UW-Madison
  • 1985 GPOP Fellow, UW-Madison
  • 1984 GPOP Fellow, UW-Madison
  • 1983 GPOP Fellow, UW-Madison
  • 1983 Stefani Award, UPR-Mayagüez
  • 1983 Engineering Faculty Award, UPR-Mayagüez
  • 1983 Chemical Engineers Institute Award, UPR-Mayagüez
  • 1983 The American Institute of Chemists Student Research & Recognition Foundation, Inc., Award
  • Oyola-Rivera, O.; Baltanás, M. A.; Cardona-Martínez, N. CO2 hydrogenation to methanol and dimethyl ether by Pd–Pd2Ga catalysts supported over Ga2O3 polymorphs. Journal of CO2 Utilization 2015, 9, 8-15.
  • Reyes-Luyanda, D.; Flores-Cruz, J.; Morales-Pérez, P.; Encarnación-Gómez, L.; Shi, F.; Voyles, P.; Cardona-Martínez, N. Bifunctional Materials for the Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose into Soluble Renewable Biorefinery Feedstocks. Top. Catal. 2012, 55(3), 148-161.
  • Mateo-Ortíz, D.; Mota-Aguilar, D. A.; Florián-Algarín, M. A.; Avilés-Barreto, S. L.; Méndez, R.; Velázquez, C.; Cardona-Martínez, N. Motivating K-12 students to study pharmaceutical engineering using guided hands-on visits. Education for Chemical Engineers 2012, 7(4), e219-e229.
  • Cardona Martínez, N.; Dumesic, J. A., Thermochemical Characterization. In Handbook of Heterogeneous Catalysis, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: 2008.
  • Vartuli, J. C.; Santiesteban, J. G.; Traverso, P.; Cardona-Martínez, N.; Chang, C. D.; Stevenson, S. A. Characterization of the acid properties of tungsten/zirconia catalysts using adsorption microcalorimetry and n-pentane isomerization activity. J. Catal. 1999, 187(1), 131-138.
  • Mendez-Roman, R.; Cardona-Martínez, N. Relationship between the formation of surface species and catalyst deactivation during the gas-phase photocatalytic oxidation of toluene. Catal. Today 1998, 40(4), 353-365.
  • Cardona-Martínez, N.; Dumesic, J. A. Applications of Adsorption Microcalorimetry to the Study of Heterogeneous Catalysis. Advances in Catalysis 1992, 38, 149-244.
  • Diaz-Mendoza, F. A.; Pernett-Bolano, L.; Cardona-Martínez, N. Effect of catalyst deactivation on the acid properties of zeolites used for isobutane/butene alkylation. Thermochimica Acta 1998, 312(1-2), 47-61.