Adsorption of perfluorooctanic acid from water by pH-modulated Brönsted acid and base sites in mesoporous hafnium oxide ceramics

Multi-dimensional designer catalysts for negative emissions science (NES): bridging the gap between synthesis, simulations, and analysis

Promoting Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Teaching Using Co-classes for General Chemistry

Charge Transport Dynamics in Microwave Synthesized One-Dimensional Molybdenum Chalcogenides

Machine Learning Guided Synthesis of Multinary Chevrel Phase Chalcogenides

Design Principles for Multinary Metal Chalcogenides: Toward Programmable Reactivity in Energy Conversion

Synthesis and thermodynamics of uranium-incorporated α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles

Metal-promoted Mo6S8 clusters: a platform for probing ensemble effects on the electrochemical conversion of CO2 and CO to methanol

A Synergistic Approach to Unraveling the Thermodynamic Stability of Binary and Ternary Chevrel Phase Sulfides

Stabilizing Hydrogen Adsorption through Theory-Guided Chalcogen Substitution in Chevrel-Phase Mo6X8 (X=S, Se, Te) Electrocatalysts

Direct solid-state nucleation and charge-transport dynamics of alkali metal-intercalated M2Mo6S6 (M = K, Rb, Cs) nanorods

Adsorption of crude oil from crude oil–water emulsion by mesoporous hafnium oxide ceramics

X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of the electronic structure and local coordination of 1st row transition metal-promoted Chevrel-phase sulfides

Research in the Velázquez group is centered on the rational design of well-defined dimensionally reduced materials, ranging from monolayers, bilayers, nanocrystalline thin films, and free-standing mesoporous monoliths. The target materials have immediate applications in nanoelectronics, energy conversion devices, and environmental remediation.

Characterization of the physicochemical properties of these materials involves a combination of microscopy, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and synchrotron-based methods and will facilitate the development of structure-function correlations that will iteratively inform materials design.