Defense Energy Technology Challenge in the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summit (APRISE)
Honolulu, HI 19 al 21 julio 2017
Hildelix L. Soto Toro – Bamboo-reinforced concrete for fast infrastructure deployment
Prof. O. Marcelo Suárez

2017 PRCHem Annual Conference
Carolina, PR 02 al 05 agosto 2017
Eduardo Ruiz Colón- Effect of phosphonated single-walled carbon nanotubes on the transport properties of sulfonated poly (styrene-isobutylene-styrene) membranes

254th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition
Washington, DC 21 al 25 agosto 2017
Victor Fernández Alos – Biocomposite alginate-chitosan beads coated magnetic nanoparticles for removal of oxybenzone in seawater systems: Application to inhibit coral reef photo-bleaching
Eduardo Ruiz Colón – Effect of phosphonated single-walled carbon nanotubes on the transport properties of sulfonated poly (styrene-isobutylene-styrene) membranes

CCNY 18th International Conference on II-VI Compounds and Related Materials
San Juan, PR 26 al 30 septiembre 2017
Abdiel J. Oquendo Cruz (cancelled, hurricane María) – Synthesis Characterization and Bactericide Properties of Pure and Li Doped ZnO Nanoparticles for Alternative Water Disinfection Methods
Eric R. Calderón Ortiz (cancelled, hurricane María) – Tuning of the Photoluminescence of ZnSe(S) Quantum Dots by Promoting Structural Defects through Surface Chemical Interactions with Thiol Species

Defense Innovation Technology Challenge and Challenge Showcase II
Tampa, FL 03 al 05 octubre 2017
Andrés F. Calle Hoyos – Novel Fillers Reinforced with Nanoparticles for Aluminum TIG Welding.
Hildelix L. Soto Toro (unable to travel, hurricane María) – Bamboo-reinforced concrete for fast infrastructure deployment.
Prof. O. Marcelo Suárez (unable to travel, hurricane María)

2017 SACNAS: The National Diversity STEM Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah 19 al 22 octubre 2017
Amanda M. Quintero (unable to travel, hurricane María)– Photocatalytic Antibacterial Performance of TiO2 nanoparticles Against E. Coli and S. Aureu

5th NANO Today Conference

Waikoloa, HI 6 al 10 diciembre 2017
Eduardo Ruiz Colón – Effect of the incorporation of sulfonated graphene oxide on the transport properties of sulfonated poly(styrene-isobutylene-styrene) for fuel cell applications.

2018 HBCU-UP/CREST PI/PD Meeting and Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference
Washington, DC
Prof. O. Marcelo Suárez
Prof. Jaquelina E. Álvarez

Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference
Washington, DC 22-24 febrero 2018
Zuleika Oquendo Berrios – Synthesis and Characterization of Chitosan/TiO2 Composite as a Biocide Material.
Cristina Lorenzo Velázquez – Mortar Designs with Fly Ash and Nano-silica for Structural Patchments.
Gina M. Montes Albino (video) Luz y Nano Bio Medicina Como Proteger a los Seres Humanos de las Enfermedades
Abdiel J. Oquendo Cruz (video) Luz y Nano Bio Medicina Como Proteger a los Seres Humanos de las Enfermedades

TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Phoenix, AZ 11 al 15 marzo 2018
Mónica A. Díaz Parés – Effect of Alumina Nanoparticles on the Portevin-Le Chatelier Phenomenom in Al-Mg Alloys
Amanda M. Quintero García – Synthesis and Characterization of Chitosan-based Composites Containing TiO2 Nanoparticles and their Antibacterial Activity
Cristina M. Crespo Roldán – Fabrication of Novel Aluminum Welding Fillers Reinforced with NbB2 Nanoparticles
Keishlyann Báez Cruz – Porous Metal from Selective Dissolution of Al-Cu-Mg Alloy
Eduardo Ruiz Colón – Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Phosphonated and Sulfonated Poly(styrene-isobutylene-styrene) Membranes for Fuel Cell and Protective Clothing Applications

JTM-PRISM 2018
Turabo, Gurabo, PR 28 abril 2018
Julio O. Acevedo Matos – In Vivo Toxicity Testbed for Novel Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications
Zairelys A. Reyes Rivera – Impact of Material Science and Engineering Clubs on Students Attitudes, Expectations adn Perceptions towards STEM.

XI Congreso de Investigación y Creación Académica de la UPR en Carolina
UPR Carolina 18 mayo 2018
Eduardo Ruiz Colón – Poly(styrene-isobutylene-styrene) Membranes Nanocomposite Membranes for Fuel Cell Devices and Specialty Separation Applications

SAMPE 2018
Long Beach, CA 22 al 25 mayo 2018
Eduardo Ruiz Colón – Effect of Isopropyl Phosphate Incorporation on the Morphology and Transport Properties of Sulfonated Poly(styrene-isobutylene-styrene) Membranes

2018 ASEE Annual Conference
Salt Lake Ciry, Utah 24 al 27 junio 2018
Prof. Cristina D. Pomales García – A successful Pre-College Nanotechnology experience for low-income students (Evaluation)

XXII Sigma Xi Poster Day
UPR-Mayagüez Campus 10 de mayo 2018
Eduardo Ruiz Colón – Phosphonated Graphene Oxide and Sulfonated Poly(styrene-isobutylene-styrene) Hybrid Membranes
Krystal M. Rodríguez Soto – Nanoparticle-Bearing Mortars for Structural Patchment
Kenneth Silva Reyes – Porous Metal from Selective Dissolution of Al-Zn Alloy
Yesenia Franqui Bernard – Experimental mixture design of concrete incorporating recycled plastic as aggregate and silica nanoparticles as supplementary cementitious material
Raquel Feliciano Crespo – Development of a Sensor for Pathogenic Bacteria Quantitative Detection Using Water Soluble CdSe Quantum Dots
Amir R. Gómez Pérez – Fabrication of Novel Aluminum Welding Fillers Reinforced with NbB2 Nanoparticles
Kenneth M. Serrano Rodríguez – Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel biopolymer composed of Chitosan and TiO2 as a Biocide Material