Phone: (787) 832-4040 Ext. 3748

Email: arturoj.hernandez@upr.edu

Office: IQ-205-H

Office Hours: Not Determine Yet. M 1:00 – 2:30PM; T 2:00 – 3:30PM

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

Lab(s):IQ-101-H, I

Field(s):Environment, Nanomaterials, Transport Phenomena

Current Course(s): Analysis and Control of Processes

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI –  August 2000 – July 2004
  • M.E. in Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR –  January 1997
  • B.S. Honors in Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR –  May 1995
  • INQU4002 Mass Transfer Operations
  • INQU5025 Analysis And Control Of Processes
  • INQU8036 Adsorption In Nanostructures Materials
  • 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. José Primera-Pedrozo, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Rodinson Arrieta, PhD Student
  • Bethzaely Fernandez, PhD Student
  • Jennifer Guerrero-Medina, PhD Student
  • Krisiam Ortíz, PhD Student
  • Karina Riascos, PhD Student
  • Silvana Urcia, PhD Student
  • 2016 Great Minds in Stem (GMiS) Professional Achievement 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, 2013 – 2014 UPRM 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
  • 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. 2016312, 262. DOI: http://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 CO2 and 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 CO2 Adsorption. 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/CH4 Separation. 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
  • González-Ramos, K.M.; Fernández-Reyes, B; Román, F.R.; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J. A Hierarchical Porous Carbon-Mn+[FAU] (Mn+ = Ni2+ or Cu2+) Adsorbent: Synthesis, Characterization and Adsorption of Salicylic Acid from Water. Microporous Mesoporous Mat. 2014, 200, 225-234. DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2014.08.055
  • Riascos-Rodríguez, K.; Schroeder, A.J.; Arend, M.R.; Evans, P; Hernández-Maldonado, A.J. Hysteretic Adsorption of CO2 onto a Cu2(pzdc)2(bpy) Porous Coordination Polymer and Concomitant Framework Distortion. Dalton Trans. 2014, 43(28), 10877-10884. DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00878B