Carlos R. Cabrera

Professor

Office Tes : (787) 523-5319
Fax: (787) 756-8242
Mobile: (787) 220-8106
E-mail: carlos.cabrera2@upr.edu

Education

Ph.D., Cornell University (1987)
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin (1987-89)
NASA Administrator Fellow, NASA Glenn Research Center (2000-01)



Research interests

  • Nanomaterials for alkaline fuel cells
  • Dye sensitized solar cells
  • Microbial Fuel Cells
  • Nanobiosensors

Main Techniques & Instrumentation

  • Surface Analysis
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Synchrotron X-ray Techniques
  • Electrochemical Technique

Full CV (PDF)

 

Group 2016

UNIVISION-HOUSTON Report on the Microgravity Experience

NSF i-CORPs Experience: Lessons Learned

Publications (since 2014)

1.  Zhou, Y.; Menéndez; C.L.; Guinel, M.J.; Needels; E.C.; González-González, I.; Jackson, D.; Lawrence, N.J.; Cabrera, C.R.; Ph.D.; Cheung, C.L., “Influence of nanostructured ceria support on platinum nanoparticles for alkaline methanol Electrooxidation”, RCS Advances 2014, 4 (3), 1270-1275. DOI: 10.1039/C3RA45829F

2.  Nicolau, E.; Fonseca, J.; Rodríguez-Martínez, J.; Richardson, Tra-My; Flynn, M.; Griebenow, K.; Cabrera, C.R., "Evaluation of an externally interfaced forward osmosis and bio-electrochemical system for energy recovery and wastewater reclamation", ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2014, 2 (4), 749–754. DOI: 10.1021/sc400342x

3.  Cunci, L.; Vélez, C.A.; Pérez, I.; Suleiman, A.; Larios, E.; Jose-Yacaman, M.; Watkins, J.J.; Cabrera, C.R., “Platinum Electrodeposition at Unsupported Electrochemically Reduced Nanographene Oxide for Ammonia Oxidation”, ACS Materials and Interfaces, 2014, 6 (3), 2137–2145. DOI: 10.1021/am4052552.

4.  Ortiz-Quiles, E.; Soler, J.; Gobet, M.; Nosach, T.; García-Ricard, O.; Hernandez-Maldonado, A.; Greenbaum, S.; West, W.; Cabrera, C.R., "LiCl Molten Flux Synthesis of Layered-Layered Composite Li2MnO3- LiMO2 (M= Mn, Ni, Co) Li-ion Battery Cathode Materials", RCS Advances 2014, 4, 12018-12027. DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47344A.

5.  Martínez-Rodríguez, R.; Vidal-Iglesias, F.; Solla-Gullon, J.; Cabrera, C.R.; Feliu, J., "Synthesis of Pt nanoparticles in water-in-oil microemulsion: on the effect of HCl on their surface structure", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136 (4), 1280–1283. DOI: 10.1021/ja411939d.

6. Díaz Ayala, R.; Arroyo-Ramírez, L.; Raptis, RG, Cabrera, CR, “Thermal and Surface Analysis of Palladium Pyrazolate Molecular Precursors”, J. Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2014, 115(1), 479-488. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-013-3325-7

7. Jing, Y.;  Zhou,  Z.; Cabrera, C. R.; Chen, Z.,  Graphene, Inorganic Graphene Analogs and Their Composites for Lithium Ion Batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2(45), 19180-19188. DOI: 10.1039/C4TA01033G

8. Jing, Y.; Ortiz-Quiles, E.O.; Cabrera, C.R.; Chen, Z.; Zhou, Z., “Layer-by-Layer Hybrids of MoS2 and Reduced Graphene Oxide for Lithium Ion Batteries", Electrochim. Acta, 2014, 147, 392-400. DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2014.09.132

9. Martínez‐Rodríguez, R.A.; Vidal‐Iglesias, F.J.; José Solla‐Gullón, J.; Cabrera, C.R.; Feliu, J.M.Synthesis and Electrocatalytic Properties of H2SO4‐Induced (100) Pt Nanoparticles Prepared in Water‐in‐Oil Microemulsion”, ChemPhysChem, 2014, 15, 1901–2185. DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201400056

10.  Corchado, J.; Cabrera, C.R., “Ethylene Glycol Oxidation at Pt/TiO2/Carbon Hybrid Catalysts Modified Glassy Carbon Electrodes in Alkaline Media", Electrocatalysis, 2014, 5, 402-407. DOI: 10.1007/s12678-014-0207-0

11.  Menéndez, C.L.; Zhou, Y.; Marin, C.M.; Lawrence, N.J.; Coughlin, E.B.; Cheung, C.L.; Cabrera, C.R., “Preparation and characterization of Pt/Pt:CeO2-x nanorods catalysts for small chain alcohol electrooxidation in alkaline media”, RCS Advances 2014, 4(63), 33489-33496. DOI: 10.1039/C4RA03807J

12.  Cunci, L.; Martinez-Vargas, M.; Cunci, R.; Gomez-Moreno, R.; Perez, I.; Baerga-Ortiz, A.; Gonzalez, C.I.; Cabrera, C.R., “Real-Time Detection of Telomerase Activity in Cancer Cells using Label-Free Electrochemical Impedimetric Biosensing Microchip”, RSC Advances 2014, 4, 52357–52365. DOI: 10.1039/C4RA09689D

13.  Tan, X.; Cabrera, C.R.; Chen, Z., “Metallic BSi3 Silicene: A Promising High Capacity Anode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118, 25836-25843. DOI: 10.1021/jp503597n

14.  Suleiman, A.; Menéndez, C.L.; Polanco, R.; Fachini, E.R.; Hernández-Lebrón, Y.; J-F Guinel, M.; Roque-Malherbe, R.; Cabrera, C.R., “Rotating Disk Slurry Electroposition of Platinum onto Y-Zeolite/Carbon Vulcan XC-72R for Methanol Oxidation in Alkaline Media”, RSC Advances 2015, 5 (10), 7637-7646. DOI: 10.1039/c4ra05877a.

15.  Soto, K.T.; Guzmán-Blas, R.; Fachini, E.R.; Larios, E.; Valentín, L.; Zayas, B.; José-Yacamán, M.; Cabrera, C.R., “Highly Organized Nanofiber Formation from Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles after Cadmium Water Remediation”, RCS Advances 2015, 5, 2777-2784. DOI:10.1039/C4RA13267J

16.  Feliciano-Ramos, I; Casanas-Montes, B; Garcia-Maldonado, M.M.; Menendez, C.L.; Mayol, A.R.; Diaz-Vazquez, L.M.; Cabrera, C.R., “Assembly of a Cost-Effective Anode Using Palladium Nanoparticles for Alkaline Fuel Cell Applications”, J. of Chemical Education 2015, 92 Issue: 2 Pages: 360-363. DOI: 10.1021/ed500230y

17.  Feliciano-Ramos, I.; Ortiz-Quiles, E.; Cunci, L.; Díaz-Cartagena, D.C.; Resto, O.; Cabrera, C.R. “Unsupported palladium nanoparticles for ethanol cyclic voltammetric sensing in alkaline media”, J. Solid State Electrochemistry 2016, 20(4), 1011-1017. DOI: 10.1007/s10008-015-3046-x

18.  Soto, K.; Ortiz-Quiles, E.; Larios, E.; José-Yacamán, M.; Cabrera, C.R., "From Cadmium Water Remediation to Photoelectrochemical Solar Cells using Nanoscale Zerovalent Iron", ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2016, 4 (3), 738–745. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b00601

19.  Hernández-Lebrón, Y., Cabrera, C.R., “Ammonia Oxidation at Electrochemically Platinum Modified Microcrystalline and Polycrystalline Boron Doped Diamond Electrodes" Electrocatalysis 2016, 7 (2), 184-192. DOI: 10.1007/s12678-015-0295-5

20.  Corchado-García, J.; Betancourt, L.; Velez, C.; Senanayake, S.; Stacchiola, D.; Sasaki, K.; Guinel, M.; Zhou, Y.; Cheung, C.L.; Cabrera, C.R., "Cerium Oxide as a Promoter for the Electro-Oxidation Reaction of Ethanol: In-situ XAFS Characterization of the Pt Nanoparticles Supported on CeO2 Nanoparticles and Nanorods", PCCP 2016, 17, 32251-32256. DOI: 10.1039/c5cp04813c

21.  Suazo-Dávila, D.; Rivera-Meléndez, J.; Koehne, J. E.; Meyyappan, M.; Cabrera, C. R., “Surface analysis and electrochemistry of a robustcarbon-nanofiber-based electrode platform H2O2 sensor” Applied Surface Science 2016, 384, 251-257. DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.05.027