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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


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:

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR.
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.
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.
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


  • 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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