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Dr. Guillermo (Gerry) Nuesca

Position: Professor of Chemistry, Deputy-Director for Research and Extension

Education: Ph.D. Chemistry (Univ. of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA)

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POST DOCTORAL TRAINING:

Albany Nanotech-CNSE, University at Albany-SUNY, 1997-2003.
Research and development of advanced materials for nanotechonology (semiconductor, optoelectronics, and related industries).
Semiconductor device fabrication, Materials and Surface characterization.

 

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION / RESEARCH INTEREST:

My research includes the development of new materials and deposition and characterization processes for thin film technology. My group is currently focused on studying different surface and interfacial phenomena; particularly, we are interested in studying self-organized nanoscale materials, modification and control of surfaces/interfaces and sol-gel derived materials. My students work with various materials for diverse and interdisciplinary applications such as catalysis, sensors, chemical separations, drug-delivery systems. We use various analytical techniques such as FTIR, AFM, SEM, XRF, UV-VIS, TGA, DSC, and other chromatography-based or spectroscopy methods. As a Chemistry educator, I am interested in developing new instructional methods for a more integrative undergraduate advanced laboratory courses.

 

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS:

“Gamma radiation-induced grafting of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) onto water hyacinth fibers.” Jordan F. Madrid, Guillermo M. Nuesca, Lucille V. Abad. 2012. Accepted for 2013 Publication: Radiation Chemistry and Physics. Available online, Nov. 6, 2012.

“PDDA-Protected Cu/Pd Bimetallic Nanoparticles as Activator in DMAB-based Electroless Copper Deposition.” Joy Damasco, Guillermo M. Nuesca. Submitted for Publication. January 2012.

“Formaldehye-free Electroless Copper Deposition via Cu/Pd Nanoparticles Activation.” Joy Damasco, Guillermo M. Nuesca. Philippine Chemistry Congress. Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center. April 2010.

“Electroless Copper Deposition Using Dimethylamineborane and Sodium Hypophosphite as Reducing Agents.” Asia-Pacific Conference on Chemistry Education and 24th Philippine Chemistry Congress Proceedings. Tagbilaran, Bohol: April 2009.

"CVD of ZnS:Mn for Thin-film Electroluminescent Display Applications." A.W. Topol, K.A. Dunn, K.W. Barth, G. Nuesca, B.K. Taylor, K. Dovidenko, A.E. Kaloyeros, R.T. Tuenge, C.N. King. Journal of Materials Research. 19(3):3697-3706 (2004).

"Low-temperature Metalorganic CVD of Al2O3 for Advanced CMOS Gate Dielectric Applications." S. Skordas, F. Papadatos, G. Nuesca, J. Sullivan, E.T. Eisenbraun, A.E. Kaloyeros. Journal of Materials Research. 18(8):1868-1876 (2003).

"Stability of Fluorinated Parylenes to Oxygen Reactive-Ion Etching under Aluminum, Aluminum Oxide, and Tantalum Nitride Overlayers." J. J. Senkevich, B. Wang, J. B. Fortin, M.C. Nielsen, J.F. McDonald, T.-M. Lu, G. Nuesca, G.G. Peterson, S.C. Selbrede, M.T. Weise. Journal of Electronic Materials. 32(9): 925-931 (2003)

"MOCVD of Titanium Oxide for Microelectronics Applications." K.Vydianathan, G. Nuesca, G. Peterson, E.T. Eisenbraun, A. E. Kaloyeros. Journal of Materials Research. 16(6):1838 (2001).

"Interlayer Mediated Epitaxy of Cobalt Silicide on Si(100) from Low Temperature CVD of Cobalt: Formation Mechanisms and Associated Properties." A.R. Londergan, G. Nuesca, C. Goldberg, G. Peterson, B. Arkles, A.E. Kaloyeros, J. Sullivan. Journal of the Electrochemical Society. 148(1):21 (2001).