Jesús M. Velázquez


Position Title
Associate Professor

5471 Chemistry Annex

Research in the Velázquez group is centered on the 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, photoelectrochemistry and synchrotron-based methods and will facilitate the development of structure-function correlations that will iteratively inform materials design.

Education, Awards and Professional Highlights

  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (2023)
  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2022)
  • American Physical Society Stanford R. Ovshinsky Sustainable Energy Fellowship (2021)
  • ACS Chemistry of Materials "Up and Coming" Early Career Scientist Special Issue (2021)
  • ACS Axial I&EC "Class of Influential Researchers" (2021)
  • C&EN’s Talented Twelve (2021)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2020)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Emerging investigator (2020) 
  • Scialog Fellow, RCSA Negative Emission Science (2020)
  • Cottrell Scholar Award, RCSA (2020)
  • Journal of Coordination Chemistry, Emerging Leader (2019)
  • Scialog Fellow, RCSA Advance Energy Storage (2017)
  • CAMPOS Faculty Scholar, UC Davis (2016-2017)
  • Appointed to UC Davis faculty (2016)
  • NASEM-Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, California Institute of Technology (2014)
  • NASA-Harriet G. Jenkins Fellowship, University at Buffalo-SUNY (2010)
  • NSF-Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship, University at Buffalo-SUNY (2007-2009)
  • Ph.D. University at Buffalo-SUNY (2012)
  • B.S. University of Puerto Rico-Cayey (2004)

Representative Publications

(*joint first and corresponding authors)