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Gustavo E. López, Ph.D.

email: gLópez@uprm.edu
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Current Projects with MBRS-SCORE funds:
Lung surfactant pathologies: A molecular level study of the formation of biomolecular aggregates

Education:

B.S. Chemistry (1982) University of Puerto Rico, Humacao, PR.
Ph. D. Chemistry (1991)University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
Postdoctoral Theoretical Chemistry (1992) University of Rhode Island, Kingston , RI.

Professional Experience:

2001-Present:
Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.
1996-2001:
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto, Mayagüez, PR.
1999- 2000:
Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Research for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences University
of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.
1992-1993:
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Hato Rey, PR.
Summer 1992: Visiting Scientist, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR.
1986-1991:
Teacher Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst , MA.

Honors and Awards:

  • University of Puerto Rico , Central Administration Recognition for Outstanding Researcher. 2000
  • Sigma Xi nominated member. 2000

  • Scholarly Productivity Award (SPA), University of Puerto Rico. 1997-1999

  • Henry and Camille Dreyfus Award. 1997-2002

  • Magna Cum Laude, B.S. in Chemistry

Publications:

  • V. Ortiz , Y. M. López-Álvarez , G. E. López "Phase diagrams and capillarity condensation of methane confined in single- and multi-layer nanotubes" Molecular Physics, Taylor & Francis, Volume 103, Number 19 / 10 October 2005, 2587 - 2592

  • Eunice Ramirez, Alberto Santana, Anthony Cruz, Ines Plasencia and Gustavo E López. "Molecular dynamics of surfactant protein C (SP-C): From single molecule to heptameric aggregates". Biophys. J. BioFAST: First Published January 27, 2006. doi:10.1529/biophys j.105.073270

  • V. Ortiz , G. E. López. "Studies on the behavior of nanoconfined homopolymers with cyclic chain architecture."J. Chem. Phys. 123, 054903 (2005) (8 pages)

  • Leslie Villalobos, Yania M. López-Álvarez, Belinda Pastrana-Ríos, and Gustavo E. López. "Thermodynamics of the liquid states of Langmuir monolayers". Received 24 March 2004; accepted 13 December 2004; published online 7 March 2005 .The Journal of Chemical Physics, 8 March 2005. J. Chem. Phys. 122, 104701 (2005) (6 pages)

  • Johnny R. Maury-Evertsz,L. Antonio Estevez, and Gustavo E. López. "Effect of branching and confinement on star-branched polymeric systems". The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2004, V 121, N 17, pp. 8652-8657.

  • Path-integral Monte Carlo study of a two-dimensional model quantum monolayer, López, G.E., Mol. Phys. 2002 (in press).

  • Efficient algorithm in the gran canonical ensemble: Constructing adsorption isotherms, Boodoosing, G.L.; López, G.E., Mol. Simulations 2001, 15, 242.

  • Computational study of order-disorder transitions in alloy clusters using the isothermal-isobaric ensemble, Vicens, M.C.; López, G.E., Phys Rev. A 2000, 62, 33203.

  • Applying the J-walking algorithm to distribution function theory: Adsorption isotherms for atomic monolayers, Nadal, L.; López, G.E., Mol. Phys. 2000, 98, 905.

  • Phase transitions of alloy clusters adsorbed on model surfaces, Ocasio, M.; López, G.E., J. Chem. Phys. 2000, 112, 3339.

  • Computation of adsorption isotherms for benzene, toluene, and p-xylene in heulandite zeolite, Laboy, M.; Santiago , I; López, G.E., Ind. & Eng. Chemistry Research 1999, 38, 4938.

  • Density functional studies of cation-water complexes, Vicens, M.C.; López, G.E., J. Comp. Chem. 2000, 21, 63.

  • Extending the J-walking Monte Carlo algorithm to the isothermal-isobaric ensemble: Solid-liquid equilibrium in clusters, Ortiz, W.; Perlloni, A.; López, G.E., Chem. Phys. Lett. 1998, 298, 66.

  • Classical Monte Carlo study of phase transitions in rare gas clusters adsorbed on model surfaces, Matos Y.N.; López, G.E., J. Chem. Phys. 1998, 109, 1141.

  • Determination of the structure and stability of water clusters using temperature dependent techniques, Quintana, I.M.; Ortiz, W.; López, G.E., Chem. Phys. Lett. 1998, 282, 429.

  • Quantum dissociation dynamics of H2 and D2 on a Ni13 cluster, Álvarez, Y.L.; López, G.E.; Cruz, A.J., J. Chem. Phys. 1997,107, 1420.



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